Transfer to/from - Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

Transportation

Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

Bus

HSL (Tel +358 947 664 000) operates line 615 between the airport and Helsinki train station, with stops in front of both terminals and at Virkamies, Antaksentie, Osuustie, Säterinkatu, Käpylänaukio, Pyöräilystadion, Hattulantie and Haapaniemi. It operates around the clock, with a journey time of 45 minutes and a fare of €4.10. Bus 617 runs to Hakaniemi market square in around 35 min. from Monday to Friday between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Other stops include Veromies, Isopelto, Tammisto, Koskelantie, Mäkelänrinne, Hattulantie and Haapaniemi. Line 415 runs to Elielinaukio, 570 to Mellunmäki, 561 to Itäkeskus.
On the other hand, long-distance services provided by Matkahuolto (Tel +358 0200 4000) are available.

Train

The airport station is found in the corridor between the terminals. Trains from HSL (Tel +358 947 664 000) depart from there to Helsinki, with a trip of 30 minutes and a fare of €4.10, and to Vantaa (10 min.; €2.80). They leave every 10-20 min. Mondays through Fridays from 4:50 am to 1:50 am, Saturdays and Sundays from 5:50 am to 1:50 am. Line I runs to Kivistö, Vehkala, Vantaankoski, Louhela, Myyrmäki, Kannelmäki, Huopalahti and Pasila, while route P travels to Malmi, Käpylä and Pasila.

 

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Taxi

Cabs available outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. The trip to downtown Helsinki takes approximately 30 minutes.

Further information on the public transport

Latest updates: January 20, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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