|Airport of arrival:||Helsinki Vantaa Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Helsinki:||3 hours 30 minutes|
Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and its most influential city all around. The city shines with its gorgeous landmarks as well as unique natural sceneries that attract millions of international tourists every year. We have cheap flight tickets to amazing Helsinki with direct flights departing from İstanbul.
We offer amazing direct flight deals to Helsinki departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy our advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Helsinki through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from various cities across the globe.
About the Airport
We offer amazing flight deals to Helsinki arriving at Helsinki Airport. Helsinki Airport is located 20 kilometers away from the city center.
Helsinki Airport (HEL) is the busiest airport in Finland with almost up to 22 million passengers in 2019 and has been in operation for commercial flights since 1952. There are many shops, restaurants, and cafés at the airport as well as facilities for banking, wellness, child-care, pet-care, medical, sleeping, and special assistance services. The airport is also home to an aviation museum and a scenic terrace.
Transport from Helsinki Airport to City Center
You can get to the city center from Helsinki Airport by various options.
There are many public bus lines to Helsinki city center with varying routes around the clock. Bus 415 (Elielinaukio-Ylästö-Airport), Bus 561 (Itäkeskus-Malmi-Airport), and Bus 615 (Rautatientori-Kartanonkoski-Airport) are available during the day. Bus 615 (Rautatientori-Kartanonkoski-Airport), Bus 415N (Elielinaukio-Myyrmäki-Airport), and Bus 562N (Mellunmäki-Tikkurila-Airport) are available at night with frequent depart schedules. It is possible for you to buy the ticket from the driver for 6 euros but it is recommended for you to buy the ticket from ticket machines since you will be paying less. The trip to the city center approximately takes 45 minutes by bus. You can click here to check each bus lines’ timetables and routes.
You can use train lines I and P to travel Helsinki city center from the airport. The trip to the city center approximately takes 30 minutes. You can click here to check the timetable and stops for train line I, and here for the train line P. You need to buy tickets for the train beforehand from ticket machines.
There are also many taxis available in the airport 24/7. The trip to Helsinki city center costs 50 euros on average and approximately takes 25 minutes.
There is also the rental car option for you. Our car rental service offers you great options in here.
Helsinki has an extensive and convenient public transport network that covers every part of the city with public buses, metro lines, trams, and taxis. In order to use public transport, you need to buy tickets beforehand. A single ticket costs 2.80 euros and is valid for 80-110 minutes in every mode of public transport.
There are more than 120 public bus lines in Helsinki that are available from the early morning until midnight with many night lines. You can click here to check their timetables and routes.
Helsinki’s metro system is the northernmost metro system in the world. The city has two metro lines that serve a total of 25 stations with 2.5-minute intervals during peak hours. The metro is available between 5:30 to 23:30 from Monday to Saturday, and 6:30 to 23:30 on Sundays.
Trams are a convenient mode of public transportation in Helsinki since they cover most the main attractions of the city. Trams are available between 5:30 to 23:20 from Monday to Saturday, and 7.00 to 23.30 on Sundays.
Taxis are another option for arriving to city center. They cost 1 euro per kilometer with an initial fee of 6 euros on average since taxi firms may apply their own pricing. At night, taxis cost 0.20 euros more per kilometer.
Helsinki offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to international backpacker hostels.
If it is your first time in Helsinki and planning to explore its city center as well as its most popular attractions, you can stay in hotels around “Kamppi” or “Kluuvi” neighborhoods. If you wish to have a calmer stay in Helsinki, you can choose hotels located around Katajanokka” neighborhood. The neighborhood is known for its marvelous architectural texture and historical cathedrals that are accompanied by gorgeous sceneries of the “Kronbergsfjärden”.
We would love to help you organize your trip to Helsinki and you can book a hotel easily through our website.
Helsinki is a great destination to eat with its authentic seafood, meat, and dessert recipes. The city also has many great restaurants that serve dishes from various parts of the world. In Helsinki, you should definitely try authentic Finnish recipes such as “Karjalanpiirakka”, “Grillimakkara”, “Rapu”, and “Mustikkapiirakka”.
If you would like to know more about the amazing Helsinki cuisine, you should have a look at our Helsinki Food Guide.
We have listed some side notes about Helsinki for you right below.
Finland does not mandate a visa from citizens of Schengen area countries and a couple of more. You can click here to check if your nationality is eligible for visa-free entry to Finland and learn about required documents regarding your nationality.
In addition to what Helsinki has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.
- Espoo (19 km)
- Porvoo (52 km)
- Kotaka (134 km)
- Turku (166 km)
Helsinki has a humid continental climate with mild and rainy summers and cold snowy winters. The city is relatively much warmer than the rest of Finland. The hottest month is July with 17° and the coldest month is January with -5.5° average temperature. It is recommended for you to visit Helsinki during summer to explore the city in more welcoming and pleasant weather conditions.
- Country Code: +358
- City Code: 9
- Helsinki Airport Number: +358 200 14636
- Emergency Number: 112
Places to see
Helsinki is an amazing city to discover with its fascinating architectural texture, multicultural social life, and striking historical landmarks. It is a joy to explore Helsinki thanks to its picturesque sceneries that are scattered in every part of the city. There are many must-go attractions in Helsinki such as Senate Square, Lutheran Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, and Ateneum Art Museum.
You can visit our comprehensive Helsinki Travel Guide to learn more about Helsinki and its must-see attractions.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Helsinki. In order to find the cheapest flight ticket, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight. You can also visit Helsinki during its off-season which is winter and enjoy our amazing seasonal flight ticket promotions. In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than flight tickets that are scheduled on weekends.
There are plenty of things to enjoy and explore in Helsinki. The city offers an unforgettable dream-like journey to its visitors with its remarkable sceneries, vibrant neighborhoods, and a delicious cuisine.
Although Helsinki offers remarkable sceneries in every season of the year, travelers usually choose to visit the city during summer to avoid the excessive cold.
Three to four days in Helsinki would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Helsinki thoroughly.
Helsinki offers special travel cards with varying durations to its visitors. If you are planning to use the public transport system in the city, it is recommended for you to buy one to travel at discounted prices. A 1-day ticket costs 8 euros while a 7-day ticket costs 32 euros.
Yes, Helsinki is a safe city to visit with very low petty and crime rates but it is still recommended for you to be cautious about pickpocketing in public areas.
Helsinki is an expensive city in comparison to most of the other European destinations with higher accommodation, food, and sightseeing expenses.