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How to get from Helsinki Airport to Espoo

Espoo is a bordering city to Helsinki, located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland. There are so many cultural activities for the whole family in Espoo. While in this picturesque city, be sure to check out the Nuukiso National Park and Reindeer Farm, The EMMA Museum of Modern Art, the stunning Kaitalampi lake and the famous Leppävaara outdoor swimming pool.

There are three different ways to get from Helsinki airport to Espoo; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Helsinki airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 30 minutes and costs approximately €50. Taking the Vainion Liikenne bus is another fairly quick transfer option, as it takes just 40 minutes to reach Espoo, and costs €10.80 one-way. The cheapest but slowest transfer option is the train, which costs €4.10 and takes an average of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

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OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
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Taxi €50 30min 24/7
Bus €21.60 40min 10:00–22:10
Train €8.20 75min 04:45–01:21

How to get from Helsinki Airport to Espoo by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Helsinki airport to Espoo is a quick, easy and comfortable way to travel. The journey time is an impressive 30 minutes and the cost of a Helsinki airport taxi is around €50, depending on your exact destination in the city.

Cost of a taxi from Helsinki Airport to Espoo

If you choose to travel from Helsinki airport to Espoo by taxi, you can expect to pay around €50. However, the local drivers will use a taximeter to calculate your fare, so this cost may vary.

To secure a set rate fare you can rely on, we recommend pre-booking your Helsinki airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€50

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Helsinki Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Helsinki Airport?

The official taxi rank can easily be found right outside of the arrivals hall exit doors. Simply follow the signs for ‘Ground Transportation’.

Convenience

The only direct way to get from Helsinki airport to Espoo is by taking a taxi. Not only will you be cutting your journey time in half compared to other transfer options, but you won’t have to worry about your personal belongings or loved ones during lengthy transfers.

Editor’s Note

Although taking taxi is the most convenient way to travel, if you're looking for a budget option and have only small luggage items, taking the bus or train may be for you.

Useful Tips

All Helsinki airport taxis accept card payments.
Tips are not expected or widely given in Helsinki taxis.
You can bring up to 4 passengers in a taxi as standard.

How to get from Helsinki Airport to Espoo by Bus

There’s a bus run by Vainion Liikenne that makes the journey from Helsinki airport to Espoo with one transfer. You will have to change buses in Turvesolmu, which makes the total travel time around 40 minutes. The cost of a one-way journey from Helsinki airport to Espoo by bus is €10.80.

How much is the Helsinki Airport to Espoo bus?

The cost of a one-way ticket from Helsinki airport to Espoo on the Vainion Liikenne bus is €10.80. This price includes both legs of the journey.

Cost

€10.80

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*There's an average waiting time of 2 hours for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The buses are available from 10:00 to 22:10.

Where do I find the bus at Helsinki Airport?

The Vainion Liikenne buses leave from the Travel Centre at Helsinki airport, from Stand 13.

Convenience

Due to the long wait times, transfer and short running window, taking the bus is the least convenient transfer option. You will have to wait in the freezing cold for up 2 two hours for the bus and if you land early in the morning, no buses run until 10:00.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget and with large luggage items, choose the bus over the train as there's luggage storage below.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs.
You will need to change buses in Turvesolmu.
The ticket price includes both buses.

How to get from Helsinki Airport to Espoo by Train

There’s no direct train from Helsinki airport to Espoo, you will first have to take the P or I train from the airport to Helsinki Central Railway Station. From there, you will switch to either the L, E or U train, which will take you into Espoo. The total travel time is 1 hour 15 minutes and the cost is €4.10 for a 90-minute ticket. 

How much is the train from Helsinki Airport to Espoo?

The cost of a single ticket for the Helsinki Train Network is €4.10. This ticket is valid for 90 minutes of travel time, so will cover your journey from Helsinki airport to Espoo. Children ages 7 to 17 years can travel for €2.10 and children under the age of 7 travel for free.

Cost

€4.10

Trip Duration

1 Hr 15 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 10 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Helsinki trains run from 04:45 to 01:12.

Where do I find the train at Helsinki Airport?

To get to the train station at Helsinki airport, you will need to walk for around 5 minutes. the train station is clearly marked on all transportation signs throughout the airport. Trains towards Espoo leave from Platform 6 to 18.

Convenience

Taking a train from Helsinki airport to Espoo is the cheapest way to travel, but not the most convenient. You will need to make a train change in Helsinki Central Station, which adds time and stress to your journey. It also means that you will have to carry your luggage through multiple train stations before reaching your destination, putting your personal belongings at risk.

Editor’s Note

Taking the train could be a good budget transfer option if you’re travelling very light or solo. However, if you're in a large group with lots of luggage, I recommend sharing a taxi instead.

Useful Tips

Children under the age of 7 travel for free.
You will need to make a train change at Helsinki Central Railway Station.
A single-fare train ticket is valid for up to 90 minutes.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Helsinki. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€62.0
NIGHTTIME
€75.0
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Frequently asked questions

What’s the average taxi fare from Helsinki airport to Espoo?

The local taxi drivers will charge around €50 for the journey from Helsinki airport to Espoo. If you’d prefer to budget your trip in advance, we recommend pre-booking your transfer with Welcome Pickups to enjoy a set-rate fare. 

Is there a direct Helsinki airport to Espoo bus?

Unfortunately, no. There’s no direct Helsinki airport to Espoo bus. You will need to take the Vainion Liikenne bus from the airport to Turvesolmu and then make a change to continue your journey to Espoo. The total journey time is around 40 minutes and the cost is €10.80 one-way.

What's the distance from Helsinki airport to Espoo?

The distance from Helsinki airport to Espoo is around 25 km. Taking a Helsinki airport taxi will take around 30 minutes, the Vainion Liikenne bus will take approximately 40 minutes and the train will have a 1 hour 15 minute journey time. 

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