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

Helsinki Airport Train

Train connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport is carried out by local commuter trains which run every 10 minutes on peak hours.

Travel time from Airport Train Station to Helsinki Central Station is about 30 minutes.


There are two train lines serving Helsinki Airport to city centre:

I train

Runs via Huopalahti to Helsinki Central Station.

Stops: Helsinki – Tikkurila – Airport – Myyrmäki – Helsinki

P train

Runs the opposite direction, to Helsinki Central Station via Tikkurila.

Stops: Helsinki – Myyrmäki – Airport – Tikkurila Helsinki

Tikkurila Railway Station is located 8 km from HEL Airport.

Nearly all long-distance and most commuter trains stop at Tikkurila.

See their schedule here.

Helsinki Train Station to Airport

I and P trains cover the Ring Rail between the city centre and Helsinki Airport.

Trains depart from platform 16 to 18 from Helsinki Central Railway Station.

See more information regarding timetables and routes at HSL website.

It is needed an ABC zone ticket to travel between Helsinki Train Station and the airport.

Other trains

There are also other trains that run to Finnish cities as Lahti or Tampere and other ones connected to Russian cities such as Moscow or Saint Petersburg (Allegro train). 

If you plan to make a long trip, there are the recommended train stations:

Tikkurila Railway Station

Nearly all long-distance and most commuter trains stops at Tikkurila. Check all trains stopping at Tikkurila here.

Helsinki Central Station

Most of the trains departing from Helsinki Central Station also stops on Tikkurila. Check trains here.


The train station is located on the arrivals floor, at the corridor between Terminals 1 and 2.


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?

Train 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.

See more information