Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)

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Helsinki Airport Summary

Helsinki Vantaa Airport, with the IATA code HEL and ICAO code EFHK, is Finland's primary international airport situated in Vantaa, which is in the Uusimaa region. It serves as the central hub for Finnair and is also utilized by Nordic Regional Airlines, CityJet (on behalf of SAS), Jet Time, Norwegian, SunClass Airlines, and TUI fly Nordic. The airport boasts two terminals, offering a total of 50 gates and 80 aircraft parking stands. Helsinki Airport is conveniently located just 17 kilometers away from the city center.

Helsinki Vantaa Airport Transport

How to get to the airport

By Car:
Vantaa Airport is conveniently reachable by car. It's advisable to secure a parking spot in advance.
By Bus:
You can avail of multiple bus connections to and from the airport, connecting it to cities like Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, and various other locations across Finland.
By Train:
The airport is served by two train lines, providing an additional transportation option for travelers.

For further details on transportation, please visit the link below.

How to get to HEL airport

Helsinki Vantaa Airport Check In

Check In

Upon Arrival:
When you arrive at the airport, your first step is to check in and drop off your luggage. If you're traveling with only hand luggage, you can conveniently check in via the airline's website. However, if you have luggage to go into the cargo hold, you can use the check-in machine.

Using the Check-In Machine:
Begin by identifying yourself with your ticket, and then simply follow the prompts displayed on the machine.
The machine will provide you with both your boarding pass and luggage tags.
If your airline offers a traditional check-in service, be sure to follow the instructions provided by the airport staff.
Once you've completed this process, you can proceed to drop off your luggage and then make your way through security control.

Helsinki Vantaa Airport Security Check

Security Check

Airport Security Checkpoint: Pre-Departure

Before you enter the departures area of the airport, there's a security checkpoint where both you and your hand luggage will be screened. To streamline this process, we recommend checking your luggage before heading to security and ensuring that all your items comply with carry-on regulations.

Security Screening Requirements:

All hand baggage must go through an X-ray scanner. Additionally, you'll need to remove your coat, jacket, and belt.
Separate items like laptops, tablets, power banks, and all liquids (including liquid medicines and baby food) from your bag. Remember, liquids in containers of up to 100 ml are allowed on board.
Place all liquids in a transparent plastic bag with a maximum volume of 1 liter.
Put the items you've removed into a plastic tray and set it on the scanning conveyor.
Afterward, proceed through the metal detector gate, following any instructions provided by the security personnel.
This process ensures a smooth and efficient security check before your flight.

Helsinki Vantaa Airport Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

Vantaa Airport offers complimentary Wi-Fi to all passengers, ensuring you can stay connected during your visit. The Wi-Fi connection is speedy, delivering speeds of up to 100 Mb/s, making it a breeze for visitors to connect.

Wi-Fi Details:
Free Wi-Fi Access: Available
Wi-Fi Provider: Finavia Airport
Hotspot Name: Helsinki Airport Free Wi-Fi

Here's how to get connected:

- Enable the Wi-Fi feature on your smart device.
- Look for the network named "Helsinki Airport Free Wi-Fi."
- No need for any registration or personal information.
- Connect to this network using your web browser by visiting the designated page before you begin using the internet connection.
- Accept the provided terms and conditions.
- Once you've accepted, you're connected to the fast and free Wi-Fi network.
- Enjoy hassle-free internet access at Vantaa Airport!

Helsinki Vantaa Airport Restaurants


Why not make the most of your wait for your flight by taking a seat and enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine? Discover more about the bars and restaurants available at the airport by visiting the link below. It's the perfect way to unwind before your journey:

Restaurants / Bars / Cafe

Helsinki Vantaa Airport shopping


Explore a Wide Variety of Shops! Our airport shops offer passengers an extensive selection of cosmetics, sweets, beverages, and local souvenirs. To find out more, click the link below:


Vantaa Airport

About Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, sits on the shores of the Gulf of Finland and boasts a population of over 1,250,000 people. It serves as a vital hub for politics, education, finance, culture, and research within the country.

Notably, Helsinki offers one of the world's highest standards of urban living and consistently ranks among the best cities in the world in terms of quality of life.

The city is also home to a range of prominent museums, including the National Museum of Finland, the Helsinki City Museum, the Helsinki University Museum "Arppeanum," the Finnish Museum of Natural History, the Finnish National Gallery, the Helsinki Art Museum, and the Design Museum.

Vantaa Airport Runway

Airport Summary


Runways: 2901 m, 3060 m, 3500 m.

Operator: Finavia

Address: 01531 Vantaa, Finland

Phone: +358 200 14636

Opening Hours: 00:00 - 24:00 (24 / 7)