Planning a Trip

By plane

Helsinki Airport ranks among the best airports in the world and serves around 200 international flights each day. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre.


Transfer between the airport and the city centre

Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre. The trip between the airport and the Central Railway Station will take approximately 30 minutes.

The Finnair City Bus runs between the airport and city centre (Elielinaukio) every 20 minutes and takes about 30 minutes. A single ticket costs 6.20 € when purchased online in advance or 6.30 € from the driver.

Bus 615 (Lentoasema-Rautatientori) is operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). The ticket costs 5,50 € and can be purchased from HSL ticket machines or from the driver. At night you can also take the 415N night bus.

A convenient trip to the city centre by taxi will cost around 45 €.

By train

There are excellent train connections between Helsinki and all major towns in Finland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow.

By bus

Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station from the largest cites almost every hour.

By ferry

There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia and Sweden (Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line or Eckerö Line), as well as from Germany (Finnlines), all the companies providing a possibility to take a car with you. Helsinki can be reached by ferry also from Russia by St. Petersburg Line as well as from Poland.