Estimated waiting time for security control

Security control is fast and smooth at Finavia airports. However, security control may become congested during peak hours. At Helsinki Airport, we do our best to keep queue times at security control under 15 minutes.

If you are travelling during peak hours, we recommend arriving at the airport at a time when security control is less likely to be congested. See also our terms and conditions of use.

Waiting time for security check

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Estimated waiting time

The estimated queuing times are based on estimated passenger numbers for the current day and on historical data that is collected from ticket inspection machines. The historical data is used to estimate how much before their flights passengers typically arrive at the security checkpoint.

The estimated queuing times at different hours are available in the graph below.

Waiting time for security check

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Average queuing times at different security checkpoints

See the average queue times to different security checkpoints in the table below.

Please remember that the queuing times may change very rapidly, especially at the beginning and end of peak hours. The time indicates the average queuing time to the security checkpoint at the time specified in the heading.

Security controlLast updatedWaiting time
Terminal 122.08. at 13:550 min
Terminal 2 Check-in 201-23222.08. at 13:541 min
Terminal 2 Check-in 240-27122.08. at 13:550 min

The queuing time measurement system is based on Bluetooth technology. There are sensors installed near the security checkpoints that pick up the Bluetooth signal from passengers' mobile phones. The sensors only pick up the Bluetooth address specified by the manufacturer, and the customer's phone number and the name specified for the Bluetooth device cannot be deduced from the address.