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Introduction

The major airport in Helsinki is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL; ICAO: EFHK), located about 20 kilometres from Finland's capital. The main airlines that fly in and out of Helsinki are Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines, and Blue1.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • From the airport, there are buses to the city centre. The cheapest is the regional bus 615, which costs €4, takes about 40 minutes, and arrives at the Central Railway Station.
  • More expensive and just a little quicker is the bus service operated by Finnair, which does the trip in about half an hour.
  • A connection from the airport to the Tikkurila train station provides access to commuter trains as well as to long-distance trains in the directions of Tampere and Lahti, including lines to Saint Petersburg and Moscow. The construction of the Kehärata rail link to the airport was started in May 2009, with an opening scheduled for 2013.
  • Taxis are expensive and cost an average of €40 for the trip to downtown Helsinki.
  • Car rental companies include Hertz and Avis.

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Getting around

Both terminals are linked by an internal pedestrian connection both airside and landside.

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Airlines and Terminals

There are two terminals. For more information about airlines also see the list of airlines and the details about travelling with budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • airBaltic - Riga
  • Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways - Vienna
  • Blue1 - Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Biarritz, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Ivalo, Kittilä, Kuopio, Kuusamo, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Munich, Nice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Oulu, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Rovaniemi, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda, Vaasa, Zürich
  • Blue1 operated by Golden Air - Gothenburg-Landvetter, Kuopio, Oulu, Vaasa
  • City Airline - Gothenburg-Landvetter
  • LOT Polish Airlines - Warsaw
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle - Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Spanair - Barcelona
  • TAP Portugal - Lisbon
  • Wingo xprs - Lappeenranta, Stockholm-Bromma

Charter:

  • Air Finland Summer season - Antalya, Chania, Samos; Winter season - Funchal-Madeira, Hurghada, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Salzburg, Tenerife
  • Blue1 Summer season - Alghero, Izmir, Kefallinia; Winter season - Innsbruck
  • Bulgaria Air Summer season - Burgas, Funchal-Madeira, Malta-Luqa, Paphos, Varna; Winter season - Funchal-Madeira, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh
  • Finnair Summer seasonal - Antalya, Athens, Burgas, Catania, Corfu, Cos, Chania, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Enfidha, Faro, Funchal-Madeira, Heraklion, Jerez, Larnaca, Malaga, Malta-Luqa, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza, Rhodes, Rimini, Santorini, Skiathos, Varna, Verona, Zakynthos; Winter seasonal - Arrecife-Lanzarote, Cancún, Colombo, Dubai, Fortaleza, Fort Lauderdale, Fuerteventura, Funchal-Madeira, Goa, Ho Chi Minh City, Holgúin, Hurghada, Innsbruck, Krabi, Langkawi, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Miami, Monastir, Ovda-Eilat, Panamà, Paphos, Phuket, Puerto Plata, Recife, Sharm El Sheikh, Salzburg, Tenerife Norte, Tenerife Sud
  • Freebird Antalya
  • Sun Express Antalya
  • Nouvelair Djerba, Monastir
  • Primera Air Summer seasonal - Burgas, Chania, Varna; Winter seasonal - Funchal-Madeira, Hurghada, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Ovda-Eilat, Tenerife Sud
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Summer seasonal - Chania, Cos, Funchal-Madeira, Hurghada, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza, Rhodes; Winter seasonal - Funchal-Madeira, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Phuket, Tenerife Sud
  • TUIfly Nordic Summer seasonal - Chania, Faro, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes; Winter seasonal - Arrecife-Lanzarote, Boa Vista, Krabi, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Phuket, Sal, Tenerife Sud

Terminal 2

  • Aer Lingus - Dublin
  • Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Air Åland - Mariehamn
  • Air Berlin - Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf
  • Air Finland - Alicante, Antalya, Chania, Hurghada, Las Palmas-Gran Canaria, Málaga, Tenerife
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • British Airways operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia - Billund, Stockholm-Bromma
  • Czech Airlines - Prague
  • EasyJet - London-Gatwick, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Manchester
  • Finnair - Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Bergen, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Delhi, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul-Atatürk, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kiev-Boryspil, Kittilä, Kokkola-Jakobstad, Krakow, Kuopio, Kuusamo, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Nagoya-Centrair, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Oslo-Gardermoen, Oulu, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Rovaniemi, St Petersburg, Shanghai-Pudong, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Toronto-Pearson, Tokyo-Narita, Vaasa, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yekaterinburg, Zürich
  • Finnair operated by Finncomm Airlines - Bucharest-Otopeni, Riga, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tampere, Turku
  • Finncomm Airlines - Enontekiö, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kemi/Tornio, Kokkola/Jakobstad, Kuopio, Kuusamo, Norrköping, Pori, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Vaasa, Varkaus
  • Icelandair - Reykjavík-Keflavík
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper - Amsterdam
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines - Budapest
  • Meridiana Fly - Florence
  • Rossiya - St Petersburg
  • Severstal Air Company - Petrozavodsk
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • Ukraine International Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil

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