Travel and tourist info
Arriving in Helsinki
Helsinki can be easily reached from anywhere in the world.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take taxi, train or bus provided by HSL to the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines.
Transportation in Helsinki
Helsinki has a well working public transport system consisting of bus, tram, metro, local railway and ferry services. The public transport system is comfortable and reliable. For tickets to public transport, you can use the HSL app to buy single tickets or day tickets. Tickets are also sold in selected parking ticket machines within the city centre.
Public transportation at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) provides train or bus connections to the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or with HSL app.
Useful timetable sites
- Journey Planner – A journey planning service provided by HSL Transport to the users of the Helsinki metropolitan area
- Reseplaneraren på svenska
- Train timetables – Provided by the Finnish railway company VR
- Long distance bus timetables – Provided by Matkahuolto
Getting around Helsinki
The new taxi law came into effect in Finland on 1 July 2018 and price of a taxi ride are no longer regulated but the fare depends on the company. Price of a journey can change depending on the day or even the time of day. Taxi drivers must inform their customers of their policy before the trip begins, either verbally or with a visible sticker or other notice, physical or digital. Fare counters are no longer required in taxi vehicles. Please, ask the price and the payment options of the journey from the driver in advance.