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Transfer Options from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Central Train Station

Helsinki Central Station is the main train station in Helsinki, offering both commuter and long-distance rail services. Over 400,000 people use Helsinki’s main train station every day.

To get from Helsinki airport to the train station, you have three options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Helsinki airport taxi is the most comfortable and quickest option as it only takes 20 minutes to reach the train station. Another quick yet budget-friendly option is to take the I or P train, which costs €4.60 one-way and takes 30 minutes. Your final option is to take the 615 public bus which takes 40 minutes but costs just €4.60.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €51 20min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €40 20min 24/7
Train €9.20 30min 04:00–23:59
Bus €9.20 40min 24/7

How to get from Helsinki Airport to the train station by taxi

The quickest and most comfortable way to get to Helsinki Central Station is by taking a Helsinki airport taxi or private transfer, especially during the snowy winter months. The total journey time will be around 20 minutes in light traffic and will cost approximately €40.

Taxi fare from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Central Station

The local taxi drivers don’t offer a set rate fee from Helsinki airport to the train station, instead, they will charge you using a taximeter based on distance. The average cost for this journey will be around €40, but additional fees for things like travelling at night and excess luggage may be added.

Cost

€40

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

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Taxis are available 24/7 at Helsinki Airport

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are available 24/7 just outside of the arrivals hall at all terminals in Helsinki airport. Simply look for the long line of taxis and walk to the front car.

Convenience

Helsinki’s weather can be quite extreme, in the summer it’s very hot and in the winter it can be bitterly cold. That’s why taking a Helsinki airport taxi is the most convenient transfer option all year round. They are airconditioned and will pick you up as soon as you land at the airport, meaning you don’t have to wait around in a bus or train station for your transfer.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with lots of luggage, taking a taxi is the only way to guarantee you will have enough storage space and that your belongings will arrive to Helsinki train station safely.

Useful Tips

Not all Helsinki Airport taxi drivers speak English but they will understand basic instructions such as "Central Train Station".
Ensure your driver resets the taximeter to the base fare before you begin your journey.
Finnish taxi drivers don't expect a tip but you can round up your fare if you wish.

How to get from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki train station by train

Taking the train from Helsinki airport to Central Station is convenient and budget-friendly. Both the I and P trains run between the airport and main train station and take just 30 minutes to get there. The cost of a one-way ticket is just €4.60.

How much is the train from Helsinki airport to the train station?

A one-way ticket from Helsinki airport to the main Helsinki train station costs €4.60. You can purchase your ABC tickets from the automatic machines in the station.

Cost

€4.60

Trip Duration

30 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes for the I and P trains from Helsinki airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The I and P trains are available from 04:00 to 24:00

Where do I get it from?

The I and P trains are located at Helsinki airport train station. You can find them by walking to the corridor between Terminal 1 and 2 and taking the elevator down to the arrivals level.

Convenience

As long as you don’t arrive between the hours of 24:00 and 4:00, taking the train is a convenient way to make the transfer from Helsinki airport to the main Helsinki train station. Trains arrive every 10 minutes and take just 30 minutes to get to Central Station.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the train is a great budget option for solo or couple travellers, if you're travelling with young children or a large group, it may be more comfortable to split the cost of a taxi.

Useful Tips

You will need to purchase an ABC ticket as the airport is located in Zone C.
There are luggage rails at the end of each carriage on the train.
Both the I and P train take 30 minutes to reach Central Station so take whichever comes first.

How to get from Helsinki Airport to the main train station by bus

Taking the 615 bus is a good option if you’re travelling on a budget, but there are more convenient means of transportation available. Tickets cost just €4.60, but the journey time will be 40 minutes in light traffic.

How much is the bus from Helsinki Airport to the train station?

A one-way ticket for the 615 public bus costs €4.60. You can purchase your ticket from the driver by paying in cash or by card.

Cost

€4.60

Trip Duration

40 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the 615 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The public 615 bus is available 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

The 615 bus can be found at the bus stop at Helsinki airport Terminal 1 and 2. The bus leaves from platforms 12 and 25.

Convenience

Although it’s cheap, taking the 615 bus from Helsinki airport to Helsinki train station is the least convenient option. You will have to wait up to 30 minutes between buses, the journey time is double that of the other transfer options, and there’s very little luggage storage onboard.

Editor’s Note

If you aren't arriving during the hours of 24:00 and 4:00, I highly recommend taking the train over the bus as it's much quicker, has less stops and costs the same as a one-way bus ticket.

Useful Tips

The 615 bus driver will accept payment in both cash and card.
If you choose to pay in cash, make sure to carry change.
The bus will stop just outside of the Central Station entrance.

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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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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Helsinki airport to Helsinki train station?

There are three options when it comes to travelling from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Train Station; taxi, bus or train. Taking a taxi is the quickest option as it takes just 20 minutes and costs around €40. Another convenient option that is also fairly cheap is the train. The I and P trains cost €4.60 one-way and take 30 minutes to reach Central Station. The final option is the 615 public bus. This takes 40 minutes and also costs €4.60 one-way.

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