How to get from Helsinki Airport to the 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.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| 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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes for the I and P trains from Helsinki airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the 615 bus.
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.
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.
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.
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.