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How To Get From Helsinki Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on February 1st, 2023 at 07:47 pm

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How To Get From Helsinki Airport to City Center – You can go by train, bus, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Helsinki Airport to City Center?

The distance from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to city center is 20 kilometers. Click here to book online Helsinki activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Helsinki airport to downtown is around 20-30 minutes. The taxi fare from Helsinki airport to Helsinki city center is around €40.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Helsinki Airport to City Center?

The cheapest way from Helsinki airport to city center is by regular train and bus for €4-5. The travel time from Helsinki airport to city center by train is around 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Helsinki airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

Read here best Finnish breakfast, how to get from Oulu airport to city center and my adventures traveling by bicycle in Finland

SIM CARD AT HELSINKI AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Helsinki airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Helsinki. Read here best Finland eSim and best Finland sim card for tourist

You can find the cheapest Finnish eSim with Airalo Finland eSim prepaid for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $8 USD with 3 GB data, for $12 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days and for $18 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN HELSINKI

Accommodation in Helsinki you can access a dorm that can go up to €25. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

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How To Get From Helsinki Airport To Downtown

Train from Helsinki Airport To City Center (Best Way)

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The best way from Helsinki airport to city center is by regular train. The train from Helsinki airport to city center is running every 10-20 minutes from 4 am to 1 am. Check here train schedule and route from Helsinki airport!

There are two trains: Line P stops at Tikkurila Railway Station and departs every 10 minutes from 4 18 am to 1 18 am. And Line I stops at Huopalahti railway station departs every 10-15 minutes from 4 36 am to 12 36 am.

The train fare from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to city center is €5 per person and the train travel time from Helsinki airport to Helsinki city center is around 30 minutes. You can buy the ticket in the vending machine at the airport.

Airport Bus Finnair From Helsinki airport to city center

Finnair Citybus is leaving from Terminal 2 stopping at Terminal 1 and getting to Eliel Square (Bus Station and Railway Station). The buses from Helsinki airport to city center are running every 20-30 minutes from 5 30 am to 12 45 am.

The travel time from Helsinki airport to city center is around 30 minutes. The bus fare from Helsinki airport to city center is €6.70 you can buy online and from the bus driver with free Wifi.

Public Bus from Helsinki Airport To City Center (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Helsinki airport to city center is by bus. You can get the Public Bus Number 615 from Helsinki airport to downtown (Helsinki Central Railway Station). Check Bus Number 615 schedule and route!

You can get Bus Number 617 from Helsinki airport to Hakaniemi Market Square. Check Bus Number 617 schedule and route!

The bus fare from Helsinki airport to city center from the machines is €4.60 or via the HSL App. The total travel time by bus from Helsinki airport to Helsinki city center is around 45 minutes.

You can buy the bus ticket from the bus driver is €6.50 only cash is more expensive than at the airport. You can get both buses in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

TAXI FROM HELSINKI AIRPORT TO HELSINKI CITY CENTER

If you go from Helsinki airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Helsinki airport to city center is around 20-30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Helsinki Vantaa Airport airport to city center is around €40-50. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER OULU HELSINKI TO HELSINKI CITY CENTER

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If you are ordering Uber in Helsinki you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around €40-50 depending on your destination and time of the day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM HELSINKI AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Helsinki. Prices are around €60 and you can fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.

RENTING A CAR IN HELSINKI AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Helsinki’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Helsinki or planning to visit around. It will take you 20-30 minutes to get to Helsinki city center from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

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BEST WAY HELSINKI AIRPORT TO HELSINKI CITY CENTER

If you ask me the best way from Helsinki airport to city center I would choose by train since a single ticket will cost €5 and it will take 30 minutes especially if you are traveling alone is faster than the public buses and at a similar price.

If you are planning to move around Helsinki and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option especially if you rent Airbnb outskirts of Helsinki. Some of them will offer their bicycle to move around as I did in my bicycle trip around Finland.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HELSINKI

Accommodation in Helsinki you can access a dorm that can go up to €25. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN FINLAND BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN FINLAND

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Food budget travel in Finland can go €30 per day. There are typical dishes in Finland that you can try for €15-25 per person in local restaurants. You can find beers for €6. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget travel expenses in Finland. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN HELSINKI

In Helsinki every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience high temperatures. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Helsinki. It starts out chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

Click here to know more about the weather in Helsinki.

CASH AND ATMS IN FINLAND

The currency used all throughout Finland is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Finland. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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