Reach Helsinki by plane
It is easy to come to Finland and Helsinki/Espoo! Helsinki can be reached by plane smoothly from everywhere. There are several straight flight connections from all over the world. Helsinki Airport consistently ranks among the best airports in the world and serves around 350 flights a day to locations around the world, including 25 direct flights a week to China.
From Helsinki Airport to City Centre
Airport is located at a distance of 17 km from the centre of Helsinki and the journey time between the airport and city centre is around 30 minutes Getting from the airport to the city centre:
- By train: Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line. The journey time between the airport and the city centre (Central Railway Station) is approximately half an hour. A regional ticket costs 5,00 euros when purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines and 4,20 euros via HSL Mobile ticket app
- By bus: The Finnair City Bus operates between the airport and city centre (Elielinaukio) every 20 minutes and takes around 30 minutes. A single ticket costs 6.60 euros when purchased online in advance or 6.70 euros from the driver. Bus 615 (“Lentoasema-Rautatientori”) is operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). A regional ticket costs 5,50 euros when purchased from the driver with cash, 5 euros from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines or 4,20 euros via HSL Mobile ticket app. At night you can also take the 415N night bus.
- By taxi: You can also travel conveniently between the airport and the city centre by taxi, which will cost around 45 euros.
Reach Helsinki by ferry
There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Tallinn, Estonia by Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line, Eckerö Line and Linda Line, and Stockholm, Sweden by Tallink Silja Line and Viking Line. Helsinki can also be reached by ferry from Germany by Finnlines and Russia by St. Peter Line. All the ferry companies (except Linda Line) also offer the possibility to take a car with you. Information on the different passenger terminals can be found on the Port of Helsinki website
Reach Helsinki by train
There are excellent train connections [linkki tähän] to Helsinki from all major towns in Finland as well as Lapland. There is also a daily train service from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia. The Central Railway Station is located in the centre of the city, and is a landmark of Helsinki in itself.