Flights to Helsinki

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Last minute flights to Helsinki

Departure Mon, 20 Apr Return Tue, 21 Apr
LGW London
HEL Helsinki
return from £98
Departure Tue, 14 Apr Return Mon, 20 Apr
MAN Manchester
HEL Helsinki
return from £113
Departure Mon, 06 Apr Return Thu, 09 Apr
EDI Edinburgh
HEL Helsinki
return from £112
Departure Fri, 03 Apr Return Sat, 04 Apr
TXL Berlin
HEL Helsinki
return from £98
Popular flight routes to Helsinki
London - Helsinki
return from £71
Manchester - Helsinki
return from £114
Edinburgh - Helsinki
return from £127
Stockholm - Helsinki
return from £109
Oslo - Helsinki
return from £82
Birmingham - Helsinki
return from £146

Trips to Helsinki

Helsinki travel

The city of Helsinki is a quaint urban city known for its historic culture, outstanding dining options and modern designs. It was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav I for sea trade. The construction of the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress was instrumental in the substantial growth and wealth of the city. Under the Russian invasion of 1809, Helsinki was made the capital of Finland and after its independence, an elaborate plan to build the city began. Nowadays, Helsinki's economy is powered by the business and services sector. Its central location not only attracts travellers on flights to Helsinki for business purposes, but also holidaymakers on a weekend or city break. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Helsinki!

Things to do and places to see in Helsinki

Helsinki is a delightful travel destination which you can enjoy throughout the year. Visit museums, admire stunning citadels or stroll through green parks and open spaces. Try a quirky restaurant or browse through eclectic shops. As soon as the sun sets, check out the nightlife and the restaurants in the city. Hit the bars or the dancefloor. The metropolis holds a fascinating range of activities and points of interest that will capture the hearts of those on cheap flights to Helsinki.

When visiting Helsinki, be sure to:

  • Take the ferry and see the stunning Suomenlinna, an 18th century sea fortification
  • Admire the Neoclassical buildings on the Helsinki Senate Square
  • Visit Seurasaari, an open-air museum
  • Revel at the Uspenski Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox place of worship
  • Tour the Ateneum and enjoy Finnish and international art
  • Have fun at Linnanmaki, an amusement park
  • Check out the Helsinki Olympic Stadium where the 1952 Olympic games were held
  • Watch a concert at the Helsinki Music Centre
  • Escape to Helsinki's own Central Park
  • Gape at the bronze statue of Havis Amanda
  • Explore the dining scene and have a leisurely meal at a gourmet restaurant
  • Interact with the locals at the pubs and cafes
  • Go to the Helsinki Zoo
  • Treat yourself to a wellness package and enjoy a wood-fired sauna
  • Take a look at the iconic Temppeliaukio church
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Helsinki airports

Helsinki Airport is the main international airport in Helsinki and the largest in Finland. It handles 20 million passengers flying to 135 destinations. Twenty-six airlines have scheduled services from this airport. There are two terminals to process arriving and departing passengers on trips to Helsinki. Other amenities at this modern airport include duty free shops, cafes & restaurants, car rental booths, ATMs and business lounges.

  • Helsinki Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Helsinki Airport are the following: Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines.


    The airport is located in Vantaa, about 20km from the city centre of Helsinki.

    Transport options

    Helsinki Airport is well-connected to the motorways and has a good public transport system. Drive on the motorway E12 to get to town. The Ring Rail Line railway links the underground station at the airport to Helsinki Central Station. Passengers can also take cabs located at designated stands outside of Terminals 1 and 2. By bus, line 615 from the airport goes to the Helsinki Central railway station as well as hotels and other train stations. Finnair offers coach services that run between the airport and the city centre.

FAQ's about Helsinki

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Helsinki at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £46 to Helsinki. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Helsinki.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Helsinki?
The top month to book flights to Helsinki is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Helsinki flights is September. In third place: October. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Helsinki, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Helsinki?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Helsinki is... December. The next best month to travel to Helsinki is August. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Helsinki. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Helsinki is March.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Helsinki from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Helsinki include:
- Finnair, which flies from London and Manchester to Helsinki plus from Edinburgh
- Norwegian Air International, which has flights from London and Edinburgh
- Scandinavian Airlines, with flights from London to Helsinki and Manchester and also from Edinburgh

Indirect flights from the UK to Helsinki include:
- Scandinavian Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Edinburgh
- Finnair, with flights from London and Edinburgh to Helsinki plus Birmingham
- Lufthansa, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Birmingham to Helsinki
🕑 How long before a flight to Helsinki should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Helsinki, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Helsinki departing from over 50 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Helsinki at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Helsinki’s airport?
Helsinki is served by 2 airport[s]. Helsinki Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 50 cities, such as London, Manchester and Edinburgh, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Helsinki’s airport from the city centre?
Helsinki’s airport Helsinki Airport is located 11 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Helsinki’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.39 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Helsinki Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Helsinki centre is around 5.12 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Helsinki. Pick your preferred car type and get from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Helsinki city centre?
There are many ways to get from Helsinki Airport to central Helsinki:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki city centre when driving is 32 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Helsinki city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 58 mins.
By Commuter train:
Commuting from Helsinki Airport to central Helsinki by Commuter train takes around 36 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Helsinki?
If you are going to Helsinki, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 10.24 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 55.91 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.83 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 5.55 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 5.12 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.34 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 2.27 GBP
  • - Water: 1.60 GBP

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