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How To Get From Helsinki Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Helsinki airport to city center. The distance from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to city center is 20 kilometers.

The travel time from Helsinki airport to downtown is around 20-30 minutes by train. Click here to book online Helsinki activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Helsinki airport is by regular train €5. If you go by taxi will be around 30 minutes and the taxi fare around €40.

You can also rent a car in Helsinki airport or get a private transfer. And by bus I consider expensive compared to the train. Unless if so convenient for your final destination in the city.

Read here Finland sim card for tourist and if you want to read my adventures traveling by bicycle in Finland

WHERE TO STAY IN HELSINKI

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

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Helsinki Airport To Downtown

Train from Helsinki Airport To City Center

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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 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 travel time is around 30 minutes. You can buy the ticket in the vending machine. The train is faster than the regular buses.

Airport Bus Finnair

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

The travel time takes around 30 minutes. The bus fare is €6.70 that you can buy online and from the bus driver with free Wifi.

Public Bus from Helsinki Airport To City Center

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You can get the Public Bus Number 615 from Helsinki airport to downtown (Helsinki Central Railway Station). The bus fare from Helsinki airport to city center from the machines is €4.60 or via the HSL App. Check Bus Number 615 schedule and route!

If you buy the bus ticket from the bus driver is €6.50 only cash. The total travel time is around 45 minutes.

The Bus Number 617 from Helsinki airport to Hakaniemi Market Square. You can get both buses in the Terminal 1 and the Terminal 2. Check Bus Number 617 schedule and route!

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 is around 20-30 minutes and 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 depending on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM HELSINKI AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Helsinki. Prices are around €45 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €11 per person.

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RENTING A CAR IN HELSINKI AIRPORT

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

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Helsinki and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Helsinki city center.

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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 cheaper than the Airport Express Bus.

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 an 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 from that can go up to €25. And while a hotel that is double room in a budget can go up to €90.

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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 FINLAND

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

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Finland. It starts out with 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.

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CASH AND ATMS IN FINLAND

The currency used all throughout Finland is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Finland. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!