Information & Facts
Taxis are available at ranks outside the Arrivals hall of both
domestic and international terminals. Expect to pay around EUR30
for the 30 minute journey into the city centre.
Long and short-term parking is available.
Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport.
Service desks are located at Arrivals Hall 2.
Regular bus services to Helsinki City and the Tikkurila railway
station to the airport. From the city centre, catch bus #615 and
from Tikkurila bus # 61. Both journeys take around 30 minutes. Bus
transfers from the airport to local hotels and parking areas is
free of charge. The Finnair City Bus also transfers passengers to
downtown Helsinki. Taxis to the city centre cost around EUR30 and
take half an hour. Five car rental companies operate; their service
desks can be found at Arrivals Hall 2 in the corridor between
terminals. For the rental car parking area go to the ground floor
of car park P3.
Tel: +358 200 14636 or (0)9 82 771.
The airport has several banks with exchange facilities, and
there are ATMs throughout the airport. Numerous restaurants and
cafes are available in the terminals, as well as duty-free shops
and three shopping areas with a variety of retail outlets. Travel
agencies, pharmacy and luggage storage are also available. There
are several Internet kiosks and wireless Internet access is
possible throughout the terminals.
Finnish and Swedish share status as Finland's official
languages. Sami is spoken by the isolated population group in
Lapland. English is taught at schools and is widely
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency of Finland. One Euro =
100 cents. Banks, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in all
cities and airports; banks are closed on weekends. American
Express, Diner's Club, Eurocard, Access, MasterCard and Visa are
accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger shops. Travellers
cheques can be cashed in Helsinki and large cities, but ATMs are
the easiest and most economical way to get cash.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to
the last Sunday in October).