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How to get a ride with Uber from Helsinki Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Helsinki Airport tips for smoother travels
Helsinki Airport wifi
Helsinki Airport offers free wifi to all passengers. Connection is 100Mbs, making it easy for you to catch up on emails or chat with friends during your stay at HEL Airport.
Helsinki Airport parking
Helsinki Airport offers options for express, short-term, and long-term parking. All parking areas have dedicated spaces for people with reduced mobility.
Helsinki Airport luggage storage
Left luggage lockers are available before security in Terminal 1 at HEL, allowing travelers to safely store small and large baggage for up to 7 days.
Top questions from riders
Uber is available at Helsinki Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable trip to wherever you need to go.
Follow instructions in the Uber app, and look for the Pre-booked Rides wayfinding signage.
Uber rates to and from Helsinki Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator in the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
Helsinki Airport visitor information
Choose Uber to get you where you need to go when departing from or arriving to Helsinki Airport, sometimes called Vantaa Airport. HEL is the largest airport in Finland, measured both by size and number of passengers, and serves around 20 million people every year. It’s conveniently located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of the city of Helsinki and is also close to the nearby areas of Vantaa and Espoo. Helsinki Airport is about a 30-minute ride to and from Helsinki.
HEL Airport terminals
Helsinki Airport has one main building with 2 passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The terminals are connected by a 250-meter (800-foot) internal pedestrian walkway. Gates 11-31 handle flights to Schengen-area European countries, as well as domestic flights. Gates 31-55 handle non-Schengen-area European flights and long-haul flights. The following airlines fly from HEL:
Helsinki Airport Terminal 1
- Air Canada
- China Southern
- LOT Polish
- TAP Air Portugal
Helsinki Airport Terminal 2
- Air China
- Air France
- Arkia Israel
- British Airways
- Bulgaria Air
- Cathay Pacific
- Corendon Dutch
- Jet Time
- KLM Royal Dutch
- Nouvelair Tunis
- Onur Air
- Royal Jordanian
- Thomas Cook
- Ukraine International
Helsinki Airport restaurants
If you need something to eat before or after your flight, Helsinki Vantaa Airport has plenty to offer. Featuring international cuisine, Nordic specialties, wine bars, sushi spots, and more, there’s something for everyone. Both terminals offer places to eat before and after security zones, so passengers are guaranteed something tasty whenever they feel the need for refreshments.
Helsinki Airport shops
Helsinki Airport has an excellent selection of shops to enjoy, including duty-free areas in both terminals offering products from many reputable and luxury brands, alongside regional products and souvenirs.
Things to do at Helsinki Airport
HEL also has a beauty salon for passengers to relax in, sculptures and artworks to enjoy, and an outdoor terrace. Passengers can access a selection of lounges for a fee, and 2 playrooms can help keep the kids entertained during a long wait. Plus, 4 Helsinki Airport duty-free shops for passengers on outbound international flights offer more than 10,000 products to explore.
Hotels near Helsinki Airport
There is one hotel on the site of HEL conveniently located inside Terminal 2. More can be found within less than a kilometer (half a mile) and offer a shuttle bus service to get you to your terminal. For those who aren’t in a rush to reach the airport, the city of Helsinki offers many places to stay.
Points of interest near HEL Airport
Helsinki is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland and is a vibrant city of islands, large parks, notable architecture, and Nordic design. Among the many places to visit and things to do in Helsinki are these:
- Archipelago islands boat tour
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Kauppatori Market Square
- Kiasma contemporary art museum
- Museum of Finnish Architecture
Find more information about HEL Airport here.