How to get to Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is easily reached from Helsinki city centre and elsewhere from Finland and its near regions. Read more about how to arrive at the airport using public transport or by car.

You can arrive at Helsinki Airport easily by car, taxi or using public transportation. We recommendbooking parking beforehand. Pre-booking allows you to save money as well as use the add-onservices e.g. the car cleaning service.

The buses and trains take you close to the terminals, and there is a fast and easy connection to the airport from e.g. Tikkurila station and Helsinki city centre. There are also comfortable bus and train connections taking you easily to Turku, Tampere or elsewhere in Finland.

There are flexible connections to the airport from Finland’s near regions, including St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm.


It is easy to arrive to Helsinki Airport by car and find a suitable parking option from Finavia’s parking halls or outdoor parking. Have a stress-free start for your travels by reserving your parking spot in advance. Have a look at our additional services. Read more about parking.


Airport buses

Buses take you close to the terminals smoothly. There are various bus connections to the airport from Helsinki city centre, Turku, Tampere and elsewhere in Finland. Airport buses, including Finnair City Bus have frequent daily connections to the airport. Read more about buses.

Airport train

Reaching Helsinki Airport by train is easy from all over Finland and St. Petersburg. Trains P and I operate daily from Helsinki city centre to the airport. You can also purchase a ticket directly to the airport in long-distance trains. Read more about trains.


Various taxi agencies operate between the airport and Helsinki city centre, and other nearby towns. Please find out beforehand from which terminal your flight departs, and the taxi will drop you off right in front of the right terminal. Read more about taxis.

Car rental

There are five car rental branches at Helsinki Airport. Their service desks are located in the corridor between Terminals 1 and 2. You can also hire a car beforehand on the rental company’s website or by calling them. Read more about renting a car.

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Ferries and cruise terminals

There are convenient ferry and cruise ship connections between Helsinki and Tallinn, Stockholm and St. Petersburg. 

Viking Line ferries to Tallinn operate from Katajanokka terminal. Other ferry operators serving the routes between Helsinki and Tallinn, such as Tallink and Eckerö Line operate from West Harbour. Cruise ships to Stockholm operate from Olympia terminal and Katajanokka,and to St. Petersburg from West Harbour.

To Helsinki Airport from the harbours

There are frequent tram connections between all of the harbours and Helsinki city centre. You can take a tram from any of the passenger ports to the Central Railway Station and catch a bus or train to Helsinki Airport. You can also take a taxi directly from the harbour to the airport.

See all bus and train connections from city centre to Helsinki Airport. 

If you are bringing your car on a ferry, find and pre-book a suitable parking option from Finavia’s parking halls or outdoor parking.  

To the harbours from Helsinki Airport

You can take a train or a bus from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki city centre and from there catch a tram to the central passenger harbours. You can also take a taxi directly from the airport to the harbour. Please visit HSL website to find up-to-date information about reaching the harbours from the Central Railway Station.

Having a stopover in Helsinki? Why not include a Viking Line overnight cruise or a day trip to Tallinn in your journey? 

Tallinn is a perfect destination for a day trip and is only a few hours away from Helsinki. Viking Line’s ferries operate from Katajanokka Harbour to Tallinn multiple times daily. 

Read more about Viking Line’s route connections and cruise offers and book your trip online here.


Driving instructions and map to Helsinki Airport