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Airport Codes: 

IATA: HEL
ICAO: EFHK


Distance from HEL to:

Nuuksio 33 km
Poorvoo 49 km
Hameenlinna 94 km


Nearest Major Airports:

Tallin Airport (Estonia) 111 km
Tampere Airport 180 km
St Petersburg Airport (Russia) 419 km

Car Hire Helsinki

Helsinki Airport Guide

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and architecturally resembles St Petersburg, as it was rebuilt after the war in 1812 by the tsars of Russia. It is known for its festivals and amusement parks as well as the locals love of saunas. You can visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the unusual ‘Church in the Rock’ or browse the Helsinki City Museum and Ateneum Art Museum. A must do is to visit the island of Suomenlinna and its sea fortress and museum – it is a piece of living history. Out and about with your car hire Helsinki, visit the Nuuksio National Park and the charming town of Poorvoo or see the castles and park at Hameenlinna.


Helsinki Airport Directions

The airport is a 17 km drive from the city using route 45. It should take around 30 minutes and the airport is well sign-posted.


Helsinki Airport Parking

There are car parks available at both terminals. You can choose from indoor or outdoor parking and these can be long or short stay parking.


Helsinki Airport Flight Information

Over 30 airlines operate flights out of Helsinki Airport mainly to destinations in Europe and Russia. Finn Air also has worldwide flights. Many routes are seasonal and are often operated by charter airlines.


Hotels Near Helsinki Airport

There are 2 hotels based at the airport, the Hotel GLO Helsinki Airport and the Hilton Helsinki Airport. Another 6 hotels are nearby and have a shuttle bus service if you do not have car hire Helsinki Airport. Just two of these are the Cumulus Airport Hotel and the Rantasipi Airport Hotel.


Helsinki Time Zone

Helsinki is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and in the Eastern Europe Time Zone (GMT+2).

Helsinki Info


The airport has 2 terminals – T1 is for schengen flights and T2 for non schengen flights. There are airport lounges and spas for Finn Air’s long haul passengers. The airport has a free Wi-Fi service and internet kiosks are available. ATMs and currency exchange desks are located in both terminals and there are 16 food outlets for when you need a snack. There are 34 shops to browse for last minute items and 7 duty free shops. A pharmacy and barber are also on-site.

Helsinki Airport Trivia:

  • Helsinki Airport is also known as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
  • It is the 4rd largest airport in Scandinavia.
  • In 2010, over 12,800 passed through the airport.
  • Helsinki Airport is one of the most punctual airports in Europe.
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