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  • Post Services
  • First Aid and Health Services
  • Lost Property

How to get to Helsinki

BY AIR: Fly directly to/from the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airpor

Direct flights from many European cities to Helsinki are available. Please see Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Also, information on flights operated by Finnair is available.
You can use different transport options to get to the Center of Helsinki from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport:
            FINNAIR BUS (PDF) - 35 min / one way ticket is EUR 5.90/person
            BUS 615 - 40 min / one way regional ticket is EUR 4.00/person
            TAXI - appr. 30 min / taxi fare EUR 30-40.00

All taxi and bus stops are located right outside the Arrivals Halls of the terminals.
Also, please see Helsinki-Vantaa Airport - Section To and From

BY AIR:  Fly to/from Tampere International Airport with connection to Helsinki

There are other flights from European countries to Tampere, as well as flight domestic connections from the Tampere airport to the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport.

Tampere-Pirkkala has now is the third-busiest airport in Finland, where:
            FINNAIR / FINNCOM operate their flights to/from Helsinki
            BLUE1 - to/from Stockholm
            RYANAIR has very inexpensive flights to/from several European countries
            WINGO operates route Turku-Tampere-Pirkkala-Oulu.

Please also see about local transport connection to/from Tampere-Pirkkala airport


A regular ferry connection is to/from Stockholm, Tallinn, Travemünde and Rostock.
More information can be found at Port of Helsinki.

BY RAIL / in Finland

Another option to get to Helsinki is using a train connection to/from Helsinki.
For example, the journey from Tampere to Helsinki by train will take approximately two hours with one way ticket (2d class) by EUR 26.90.
See VR for further information on train fare and timetables.

BY BUS / in Finland


General Tourist Information: Time, Climate, Clothing, Currency, Getting Around and more

Virtual Finland
Finland in brief
Facts about Finland


Finland at Google
Finland Dynamic Map
Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa
Interactive map of Helsinki


Finland and Helsinki
Weateher/Time, Date, Sun, Moon in Helsinki

Local Public Transport

Local Public Bus
Commuter and long distance train

Post Services

Post Services

First Aid and Health Services

First Aid
City of Helsinki Health Centre Websites

Lost Property

Lost Property