Helsinki, Finland

Fly with Transavia to the wonderful capital city of Helsinki, where you can enjoy modern architecture, delicious food and lovely islands!

Helsinki, often called the metropole of the high north, is a young city. And you can see that reflected in the buildings on and around the Market Square and Senate Square. Discover the modern museums or be pleasantly surprised by the churches with Russian influences. Fun fact: you can take one of the boats moored at Helsinki and sail to one of the islands (tip: the island of Suomenlinna). 

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If you like fish dishes, then the Finnish cuisine will be a treat! Fish is very important to the Finnish and you will see that as soon as you look at a menu. Sample the mouth-watering dishes, such as lobster. After filling yourself up with food, you can discover the nightlife in the evenings. The most popular bars are in the neighbourhoods of Eerikinkatu, Iso Roobertinaktu and Uudenmaankatu.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Helsinki Airport is located about 20 km from the city centre. You can travel to and from the airport by taxi or bus. 
  • Taxi

    The taxis are parked outside the arrivals hall. The drive to the city centre takes about half an hour.
  • Train

    From the airport there are two trains (I train and P train) going to Helsinki’s city centre. A single ticket costs about €5 and takes roughly half an hour.
  • Bus

    Various buses ride from the terminal to Helsinki city centre. It is the cheapest form of transport but it does take a bit longer.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Helsinki:
  • Bus

    The bus is a convenient method of transport if, as well as the city centre, you also want to discover the suburbs of Helsinki.
  • Tram

    The tram is probably the best way to explore Helsinki. It rides through the entire city and you can easily get off anywhere. 
  • Metro

    Helsinki doesn’t have an extensive metro network but there is a metro line that runs from the city centre to the eastern outskirts of the city. 
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the street in Helsinki. Do keep in mind the fares are expensive.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card. 

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3)
In Helsinki, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.

Currency

The currency used in Helsinki is the Euro (EUR). 

Flight duration

The flight from the Netherlands to Helsinki is approximately two and a half hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.