PO Box 29,
||The airport is located
18km (11 miles) north of Helsinki
| The airport, with
2 linked terminals for national and international
traffic, is located in Vantaa, 20km (12 miles) from the
Helsinki is served by direct flights from all the major European
cities. There is a daily service from New York
and direct flights from Miami, San Francisco and
Toronto (in North America), and from Singapore,
Bangkok and Tokyo (in East Asia).
Number of Terminals
Transfer between Terminals
The International and Domestic terminals are only 250m (274 yards)
apart and are linked by a walkway.
The national airline is Finnair (telephone number:
(09) 600 8100 or 818 800, 24-hour automated telephone service in
English, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Over 25 other airlines fly to Helsinki, including British
Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa
Flight times to Helsinki:
London 2 hours 50 minutes
New York 8 hours
Los Angeles 17 hours 15 minutes
Toronto 8 hours 40 minutes
Sydney 27 hours 30 minutes (plus stopovers)
The departure tax of €12 is included in the price of the ticket.
GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday
Money and communications
2 banks and several bureaux de change can be found in the International
Terminal. ATMs are situated on all the floors of the airport. Internet
kiosks are also available within the terminal.
There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars in both terminals.
There are numerous shops at the airport.
The International Terminal has a pharmacy, travel agencies
and 3 baby care and play rooms with feeding and nappy changing facilities.
The airport has lifts and wheelchair-accessible toilets, Passengers
are advised to contact their airline prior to travel for further
There is an information service for the hearing impaired (telephone
number: (0)9 8277 3377) and all information desks at the airport
are fitted with induction loops.
There is disabled parking available in front of the Domestic and
International Terminal, and in the car parks.
and Business Facilities
The airport’s Congress Centre (telephone
number: (0)9 818 3737) in the International Terminal offers 9 meeting
and conference rooms accommodating up to 140 delegates, with full
audiovisual equipment and catering.
The VIP Centre (telephone number: (0)9 8277 3117;
has 4 VIP lounges, and 3 teamwork rooms, as well as a separate VIP
President terminal for hire.
The eService Bar (telephone number: (0)9 6151 3924, e-mail: email@example.com),
with Internet connection, workstations and a stylish
rest area, is situated in the gate area of the International Terminal
(located close to Gate 20).
and help desks
Information desks (telephone number: (0)2001 4636) are available
on the Departures floor and Arrivals floor in the International
Terminal, and on the Arrivals floor of the Domestic Terminal.
From Helsinki city, drive north along Tuusula road Highway 45 and
follow signs for the airport.
From the west and the east, get on Kehä III (Highway E18 or
Highway 50) and follow to the airport.
Indoor car parks are available near both of the terminals. P1 and
P2 are close to the International Terminal, P3
and P4 are close to the Domestic Terminal and P5
serves both terminals.
Short-term, business and long-term parking are available (telephone
number: (0)9 8277 3200). Short term parking is also available in
front of the terminals at 2 extra parking lots, P30 and P31.
Car hire companies represented here include Avis, Budget,
Europcar and Hertz. Car hire desks are
situated in the Arrivals hall 2 of the International Terminal T2.
Transport to the city
Taxi ranks are located in front of both terminals with a journey
time to Helsinki of 30 minutes.
Standard taxis charge €25, while shared taxis, operated
by Yellow Line (telephone number: (09) 106 464,
cost €17 and the journey time is approximately 20-25 minutes.
Bus 615 goes to Rautatientori (Railway Square) every 20-30 minutes
and bus 617 to Elielinaukio. The fare for both buses is €3
with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes. A Finnair
City bus (telephone number: (09) 4157 5100, website: www.finnair.fi)
costs €4.50 or €3.50 with the Helsinki Card and stops
at the Scandic Continental and Radisson
SAS Hesperia (a joint stop), terminating at the railway
station. Buses run to meet all the flights.
The Scandic Hotel Gateway (telephone number: (0)9
818 3600) is located at the airport.
Other hotels close to the airport and with free bus transfer include:
The Ramada Hotel Airport (telephone number: (0)9 4157 5100)
Bonus Inn Airport Hotel (telephone number: (0)9 825 511)
Holiday Inn Garden Court (telephone number: (0)9 870 900)
Cumulus Airport Hotel (telephone number: (0)9 4157 7100) and
Comfort Hotels Pilotti (telephone number: (0)9 329 4800).
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