Serving more than 15 million passenger annually, Helsinki Airport is one of the busiest in Europe and the fourth-largest in Scandinavia. It is situated in the Vantaa neighborhood, nine miles from the capital. The airport connects more than 40 airlines, with Finnair being the most prominent, offering flights to many European destinations. Direct service to the US are offered by American Airlines (seasonal flights to Chicago-O’Hare) and Finnair (New York-JFK).
The airport terminals are well equipped with international-standard facilities. Information desks are placed at strategic places throughout both terminals, along with ATMs, banks and currency exchange facilities. There are VIP lounges on site, as well as shopping and dining areas. Some cafés are open around the clock and good food is mostly found on the Service Floor.
Transportation to and from the airport is very reliable, with buses offering frequent journeys downtown, as well as to areas like Vantaa, Espoo and Tuusula. A taxi desk is available in both terminals and you may consider cab pooling to save money with travelers going in the same direction. Car rental desks can be found at the Arrivals hall in Terminal 2.