The Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) is located in Vantaa, 19 kilometers from the center of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is the most important airport in the country, and also one of the busiest in the Nordic countries. In 2018 served 20.8 million passengers. About 90% of Finland's international air traffic passes through Helsinki Airport The airport was originally built for the Helsinki Olympicsin 1952.
Helsinki-Vantaa has two terminals, terminal one and two. It is also the hub for Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Flybe Nordic.
Helsinki-Vantaa is connected by several airlines for domestic, numerous European and also some international destinations, including Kuopio, Amsterdam, Lisbon, New York, Nagoya, Seoul and Shanghai. The largest airline company on site is Finnair, which is also based at the airport.
The airport is connected to local rail transport in the Helsinki region via the newly built ring railway. Depending on the direction of travel, the travel time between the airport and central station in Helsinki, it takes 27 - 32 minutes. The nearest long-distance train station is in Tikkurila (three stops or eight minutes from the airport).
The airport can also be reached by buses from the HSL regional transport association, in particular via bus line 615 from the center of Helsinki. Finnair has a direct shuttle bus to central Helsinki. The intercity buses from all major Finnish cities have a direct connection to the airport.
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