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Helsinki Taxi

Helsinki Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxis in Helsinki

Wondering what to do in Helsinki and how to travel conveniently in this enchanting city? We’ve got you covered. Make every minute of your brief stay in the Finnish capital count and stay warm come rain or snow with a Helsinki taxi.

With the Finnish government having established a clear system with taxi companies, getting a taxi and making a cost estimate is easy. So don’t waste your time dragging around your luggage in the subway when you would rather enjoy the city marvels or relax in your hotel room. Opt for a Helsinki taxi and explore the city at your leisure.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
From Helsinki downtown to Ateneum Art Museum
12 €
20 €
15 min
From Helsinki airport to the National Museum
54 €
67 €
40 min
From Helsinki downtown to Rock Church
16 €
25 €
18 min
yello taxi sign on top of red cab in helsinki finland

Cost of a Helsinki Taxi

Taxi fares in Helsinki are regulated by the Finnish government. Generally speaking, the total price of a taxi journey is based on two factors; a) number of passengers and b) distance of the trip and time used. Drivers in Helsinki use a taximetre to determine the total cost upon arrival at the destination.

The base fare is €5.30 at daytime, and €8.30 at nights and weekends. The standard kilometer rate is always €1.39, but if there is more than two passengers, this rate increases to €1.67. Moreover, there is surcharge for large luggage items (€2), and for picking a taxi from the airport (€2).

Most Helsinki taxis accept major credit cards.

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How to get a Taxi in Helsinki

In Helsinki, taxis can’t be hailed as easily as in other European cities, as it’s not mandatory for taxi drivers to pick up passengers from the street. Instead, there are plenty of taxi stands all over the city, scattered around sightseeing areas. You can also find them typically located outside international hotels, in front of the central train station, at Tikkurila Train Station and similar major public transport hubs.

Normally, getting a taxi from a rank is as easy as it gets. However, travellers should be warned that queues at weekend nights might be quite long. In this case or during bank holidays, it would be wise to book a taxi in advance or download a taxi app.

Bad weather could also be an issue for any traveller wanting to visit during the winter or spring months. We strongly suggest calling one of the local radiotaxi companies or using a taxi app for the city of Helsinki. This way, you can stay inside where it’s dry and warm until your driver lets you know they have arrived. Although this is a very convenient, there might be additional charges for this service

Benefits of Booking a Helsinki Taxi in Advance

Travelling in a foreign place can be quite stressful, especially if this is a cold and restless city like Helsinki. If haggling with the local drivers or waiting for hours to hail the nearest taxi isn’t your idea of a perfect holiday, look no further! Booking your airport transfer with Welcome Pickups is a guaranteed way to make some memories in Finland without compromising your vacation budget.

Helsinki Taxi Tips

  1. Normally tipping is not expected in Finland as a service charge is added in hotels and restaurants. Therefore, it is not mandatory to tip taxi drivers.
  2. A friendly way to thank the driver is to tell them to keep the change in their own language: "pitäkää loput"!
  3. Drivers speak at least basic English but usually they are not very talkative.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Helsinki

Helsinki as a whole is a very wheelchair accessible city. However, standard taxis don’t have any special ramps or seating for wheelchair users. If you need a fully accessible vehicle, you can contact Taksi Helsinki, by calling 0100 0700 or using the Taksi Helsinki app.

Safety and Complaints for Helsinki Taxis

The taxi industry in Helsinki is heavily-regulated, and therefore a bit expensive. However, taxis in Finland are safe. Drivers have good driving habits and are quite trustworthy. They are not overcharging or prone to any kind of fraud. Nevertheless, if you think a driver might be overcharging you, please contact the nearest police station.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best Helsinki taxi app?

A very reliable and strongly recommended app is Taksi Helsinki. Taksi Helsinki is Finland’s largest taxi company and offers sedans, estates, taxi vans and vehicles with disabled access. You can order a taxi online or call the company at: 0100 0700. You can always also book your airport pickup in advance with Welcome Pickups. The new mobile app let’s you chat directly with your driver and see their real time location, so you don’t miss each other at the airport.

What is the pricing for Helsinki taxis?

Prices in Helsinki are set by the government. The minimum fare is €5.30 at daytime, and €8.30 during the night or weekends. The standard kilometer tariff is always €1.39, but if there is more than two passengers, it increases to €1.67. There is also a surcharge for extra luggage (€2), and for picking a taxi from the airport (€2).

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