Long layover at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL) or in nearby hotels

Review this airport

Possibility to spend the night at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges..

Layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

Terminals are open 24 hours a day and have many services, so it is a good airport for passengers with cancelled flights or with connections or departures early in the morning. In this way, low-budget passengers avoid extra expenses in transfers and hotels.

Where to rest: There are more comfortable places in the Departures Halls than in the public area. Contact your airline to see if you can make the check-in and drop-off your bags before the security checkpoint closes for a few hours before midnight. Near gate 31 there is a carpeted area and some recliners to lie down. In addition, several waiting rooms have reclinable chairs and seats with no armrests. If you have a bigger budget and want to get a better rest, you can use the Sleeping Pods, which even have spaces to store your luggage (€4.50 an hour + an additional if you request blankets, pillows and water.) There are also two hotels inside the grounds. Another option is to access the VIP lounges by paying at the door or with different memberships. You have to take into account that they close before midnight and reopen at 5.30 am. SEE VIP LOUNGES

Baggage: There are lockers on the ground floor of both terminals (maximum storage period: 7 days), so you can forget about your bags until check-in time.

Eating and drinking: Options open 24 hours a day are available in Terminal 2: Cafe Tori (gates 26-27), Nordic Kitchen (gate 35), Ulappa (Departures level). Alepa is a candy store that remains open through the night and is found in the Arrivals Hall. In addition, there are vending machines in different places of the terminals.

Shopping: Business hours vary between 4:00 am and 11:00 pm.

Restrooms: Showers only inside the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: The airport has a free and unlimited connection.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, internet kiosks, library, children's play areas, gas station, baby care facilities.


Booking accommodation


Nearby Hotels

Individual pods from GoSleep (Tel +358 449 880 015) next to gates 22 and 50. The GLO Hotel Airport (Tel +358 103 444 600) is located on the ground floor of Terminal 2, while the Hilton Helsinki Airport (Tel +358 973 220) is connected to the building through a covered walkway. Some alternatives nearby, which also have transfer services for their guests, are: Airport Hotel Bonus Inn (Tel +358 982 5511), Airport Hotel Pilotti (Tel +358 9329 4800), Cumulus City Airport Vantaa (Tel +358 2004 8112), Holiday Inn Helsinki - Vantaa Airport (Tel +358 2004 8111), Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Center (Tel +358 2004 8110), Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport (Tel +358 108 503 810), Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo (Tel +358 201 234 605).

Latest updates: December 29, 2017

  Scoring of Helsinki Vantaa airport

Overall Scoring:
Scoring in Stay Overnite at The Airport (sleeping conditions):
VIP Lounge Pass