Passenger guide - Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL) 

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Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL)

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, opened on July 10, 1952, is the largest in Finland and one of the busiest in the Nordic countries. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean.

Official Website: finavia.fi
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminals 1 and 2, open 24 hours a day and connected to each other through a corridor.
Airlines: Terminal 1 (Aegean Airlines, AirBaltic, Air Canada, Airlink, Austrian Airlines, Braathens Regional Airlines, Brussels Airlines, China Southern Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, NextJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Transavia, United Airlines, Vueling); Terminal 2 (Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Arkefly, Arkia, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Cathay Pacific, Corendon Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eurolot, Finnair, Freebird Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Jet Time, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Nordic Regional Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nouvelair, Novair, Onur Air, Primera Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, Severstal Air Company, SmartLynx Airlines, SunExpress, Tailwind Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, TUIfly, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines).
Annual passenger traffic: More than 17.1 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +358 2001 4636. There is an information counter in the corridor between the terminals, available around the clock. Tourist office in Arrivals Hall 2A, open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (from 12:00 pm on Sundays).

 

  Location

The airport is located in Vantaa, 20 km (12 miles) north from Helsinki.

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There are car rental desks in the corridor between the terminals.

Avis (Tel +358 104 362 244 - Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +358 104 362 255 - Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +358 403 062 800 - Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 am to 1:00 am, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +358 205 552 100 - Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 am to 1:00 am, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 8:30 am to 1:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +358 201 122 515 - Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 am to 1:00 am, Wednesday to Friday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 am)

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 11:30 pm), mailboxes, VIP lounges, charging stations, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge. A business center is available on the third floor of Terminal 2, with several meeting and conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- Numerous options in both terminals, including cafés, restaurants, bars and fast food outlets. Nordic KitchenUlappa and Cafe Tori are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free stores in both terminals, souvenirs, press, apparel, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, books, sweets, handicrafts, local goods, toys, electronics.
Baggage- Porter services around the clock (Tel +358 405 927 814). Lockers available on the ground floor of both terminals. Lost and found office inside Terminal 1, Mondays through Fridays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Tel +358 6004 1006).
Other Services- Art galleries, library, smoking lounges, children's play areas, hairdresser's, pharmacies, gas station, beauty salon, aviation museum, medical clinic, baby care facilities.

 
 

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 €5.50. Bus 617 runs to Hakaniemi market square in around 35 min. from Monday to Friday between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Other stops include Veromies, Isopelto, Tammisto, Koskelantie, Mäkelänrinne, Hattulantie and Haapaniemi.
On the other hand, the Finnair City Bus (Tel +358 600 555 840) departs every 20 min. from 5:45 am to 1:10 am to Elielinaukio and the train station, in the city centre, via Käpylän, Hattulantie, Porvoonkatu and Hesperian Puisto. The trip takes 30 min. and the fare is €6.60.

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 €5.00, and to Vantaa (10 min.; €3.20). They leave every 10-20 min. Mondays through Fridays from 5:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturdays from 5:15 am to 1:30 am and Sundays from 5:15 am to 1:00 am. Line I runs to Kivistö, Vehkala, Vantaankoski, Louhela, Myyrmäki, Kannelmäki, Huopalahti and Pasila, while route P travels to Malmi, Käpylä and Pasila.

Taxi - Cabs available outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. The trip to downtown Helsinki takes approximately 30 minutes and has a fare of €45.00-50.00. Companies providing the service are Airport Taxi Helsinki-Vantaa (Tel +358 100 4800), Taxi Point (Tel +358 9838 6630) and Airport Taxi Yellow Line (Tel +358 600 555 555).

Further information on the public transport

 
 

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).

 
 

Inside the enclosure there are five areas for short- and long-term parking (P1-P5), connected to the terminals through a complimentary shuttle service that operates every 15 minutes from 3:30 am to 1:30 am. Charging stations for electric vehicles available. More information: Tel +358 2001 4636. Rates

 
 

There are free designated parking spaces, special lines at the security checkpoint, free assistance by previous request, accessible toilets, wide elevators, induction loops for the hearing-impaired and flight information through voice messages for visually-impaired passengers. If you should require special assistance, inform your airline at the time of booking.

 
 
Latest updates: December, 29, 2017
 
 
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