The national airline of Finland is Finnair (AY)
Finland is served by many international airlines including Air
Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific
Airways, IBERIA, IcelandAir, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines,
Qantas, SWISS and United Airlines.
Approximate flight times from Helsinki to:
London is 2 hours 55 minutes
New York is 8 hours,
San Francisco is 10 hours 10 minutes
Singapore is 14 hours
Toronto is 8 hours 45 minutes
Zurich is 2 hours 55 minutes.
Finland’s principal international airport located 18km (11
miles) north of the city with a travel time of 25 minutes.
Finnair City Bus and other services operate
to the city regularly with a travel time of 35 minutes.
Taxi services are available from the airport. Some
of the Helsinki hotels run courtesy coaches.
facilities include banks/bureaux de change and duty free
The following companies are represented at the airport:
VIP lounge, a 24-hour electronic information system with 4 channels,
conference rooms, restaurants, bars and cafes.
The other international airports:
(TKU), 7km (5 miles) north of the city
(TMP), 15km (9 miles) from the city; and
(RVN), 10km (6 miles) from the city.
Car ferries sail daily from Stockholm and other Swedish ports with
Anedin, Birka, Eckerö, Finnlines,
Silja and Viking
Other major Finnish ports are Naantali, Turku
and Vaasa. There are also ferry services to Finland
from Rostock and Travemünde
in Germany and Tallinn in Estonia.
Cruise lines with ships docking in Finnish ports include:
Rail-sea links exist from Hamburg, Copenhagen and
Stockholm to Helsinki or Turku.
There is a rail connection between Haparanda/Tornio
in the north from Sweden, and there are daily trains
to Moscow and St Petersburg.
Most of the direct road routes include sea ferry links from Sweden
or Germany, though there is a northern land link via northern Norway
or Sweden to Finnish Lapland,
which involves travel within the Arctic Circle.
Coach services operate from many European cities, including
direct services from London to Helsinki
or Turku and Gothenburg with a
sea link from Sweden.