Helsinki Airport consistently ranks among the best airports in the world and serves around 350 flights a day to locations around the world, including 25 direct flights a week to China.
The journey time between the airport and city centre is around 30 minutes.
How to get from the airport to the city centre:
- By train:
Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line. The journey time between the airport and the city centre (Central Railway Station) is approximately half an hour. A regional ticket costs 5,50 euros and can be purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines.
- By bus:
The Finnair City Bus operates between the airport and city centre (Elielinaukio) every 20 minutes and takes around 30 minutes. A single ticket costs 6.20 euros when purchased online in advance or 6.30 euros from the driver.
Bus 615 (“Lentoasema-Rautatientori”) is operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). A regional ticket costs 5,50 euros and can be purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines or from the driver with cash. At night you can also take the 415N night bus.
- By taxi:
You can also travel conveniently between the airport and the city centre by taxi, which will cost around 45 euros.
Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station at Kamppi, from the largest cities approximately every hour. The Kamppi bus station is centrally located and can also be reached by metro.
There are excellent train connections to Helsinki from all major towns in Finland as well as Lapland. There is also a daily train service from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia.
The Central Railway Station is located in the centre of the city, and is a landmark of Helsinki in itself.