Helsinki Airport Informational Guide to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL) - Non Official

Helsinki Airport Bus

There are several buses between Helsinki Airport and the city centre, among other destinations within Finland.

Free Airport Bus

There is a free bus between the parking areas, P4A and P4B, and the terminals every 15 minutes from 03:30am to 01:30am.

Please note that between Saturday and Sunday, the bus runs 24 hours.

Location

Terminal 1: Platform 10.

Terminal 2: Platform 57.

Parking: Facing the parking areas.

Public Buses

There are some buses that connects Helsinki Airport with the city centre:

Bus 415

Bus 415 runs between Helsinki Airport, Elielinaukio and Ylästö.

See schedule

Bus 561

Bus 561 runs from Helsinki Airport to Itäkeskus and Malmi.

See schedule

To Helsinki city centre

Bus 615

Bus 615 runs between Rautatientori,  Kartanonkoski, Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Railway Station.

This service operates 24 hours, every 30 minutes. 

See schedule

Bus 617

Bus 617 operates from Monday to Friday on rush hours.

It covers the route from Helsinki Airport to Hakaniemi Market in the city centre. 

See schedule

Night buses

Bus 615

Route: Rautatientori-Kartanonkoski-Helsinki Airport 

Bus 615 also runs at night every 30 minutes. 

See schedule 

Bus 415N

Route: Elielinaukio-Myyrmäki-Helsinki Airport

Bus 415 also runs at night every 30 minutes.

See schedule

Bus 562N

Route: Mellunmäki-Tikkurila-Helsinki Airport

See schedule

Finnair Bus

Finnair Bus connects Helsinki Airport with Helsinki city centre (Eliel Square City centre and Hesperia park) every 20 minutes.

Location

Buses depart from Helsinki Airport Terminal 2.

Timetable

From Helsinki Airport: 05:30 am to 00:45 am

Helsinki city centre: 05:00 am to 00:05 am.

Fares

One-way ticket: € 6.80

Round-trip ticket: € 12.60

to other cities

Bus from Helsinki Airport to Turku

Matkahuolto offers daily connections between Helsinki Airport and Turku.

Trip time is about 2 and 3 hours according to the type of bus. Buses depart from Helsinki Airport Terminal 2.

Fares may vary according to the hour of the day, even the regular fare is € 28 for a bus express.

Check more information at Matkahuolto website.

Bus from Helsinki Airport to Tampere

Matkahuolto also offers frequent connections from Helsinki Airport to Tampere.

Trip to Tampere is about 2 hours according to the type of bus chosen. Buses depart from Helsinki Terminal 2.

Fares vary depending on the hour of the day but the average cost is € 27.

See further information at Matkahuolto website.

Location

Bus stops are located outside both terminals. When arriving at Helsinki Airport, check the timetables for public transport at arrivals floor from both terminals.

See below the designated stops at each terminal of Helsinki Airport:

Bus stops - Terminal 1

- Bus platform 10: Hotel shuttle buses, airport parking bus to parking area P4A-P4B, Bus to remote car parks 
- Bus platform 11: Finnair City Bus Stop 
- Bus platform 12: Bus 617 to Hakaniementori, 415N to Elielinaukio, 562N to Mellunmaki 
- Bus platform 13: Express buses, bus 540

Bus stops - Terminal 2

- Platform 51: Finnair City Bus 
- Platform 57: Airport parking bus to parking area P4A, P4B, hotel shuttle buses, bus to remote car parking
- Platform 71 and 72: Charter buses 
- Platforms 54-56: Express buses and bus 540 
- Platforms 52 and 53: Bus 615 to Helsinki central railway station, bus 617 to Hakaniementori, 415N to Elielinaukio, 562N Mellunmaki.
- Platforms 61-64: Drop-off

Fares

Only for public buses managed by HSL:

Single ticket fare from Helsinki Airport to city centre is € 4.10 (mobile), € 4.10 (HSL card), € 4.10 (ticket machine), € 6.00 (from the bus driver).

Please note it is needed a ticket to the ABC zone to travel between Helsinki Airport and the city centre.

Calculate the fare of your ticket on this website.

Where do I buy my ticket?

Bus tickets are sold at HSL ticket machines located on both train and bus stations, Alepa Grocery store, WH Smith, R-kiosk, Tourist information and also through HSL Mobile ticket app.

Travel cards

HSL Card

HSL Card is a good choice if travelling with public transportation within Helsinki since you can save money and get reduced fares on bus, train, metro and tram tickets.

See more information here.

Helsinki Card REGION

Helsinki Card REGION grants transportation within Zones ABC. By this card passengers can travel for free within Helsinki metropolitan area, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Helsinki Airport, and have unlimited trips to metro, buses, trams, Sumoenlinna ferry, commuter trains and train trips to and from HEL Airport.