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Taxis at Helsinki Airport
Helsinki Airport has a taxi station next to the terminal on the arrival floor. The station has 4 lanes for different taxi companies.

Helsinki Airport Taxis

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Taxis in Helsinki

Taking a taxi has always been one of the most reliable ways to travel in Helsinki. Finnish taxis are safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, good quality comes with a high price tag. Taxi prices in Finland are not regulated so there is no upper limit for the price of a ride. It is important to pay attention to pricing before boarding any taxi.

Prices

Taxis in Finland are not cheap. Some of the companies have a fixed price list but newer companies use dynamic pricing, thanks to mobile applications. During busy hours, taxi fares can be surprisingly high but in more peaceful hours, there are cheaper offers. This applies especially to taxi app users. We recommended learning about the fares before boarding a car and not getting surprised after a ride.

If you take an ordinary metered taxi, they charge usually both for the duration and the distance. The price list is fixed and marked on the window of the taxi.

Almost all taxis accept cash payments and also Visa and Mastercard. Better taxis accept also Diners Club and American Express. By using mobile taxi apps, it is possible to prepay the journey.

Reliability

Taxis in Finland are safe. Drivers have decent driving habits and you can trust them. They are not overcharging or making frauds. Also, passengers are not expected to tip them.

Drivers speak at least basic English but usually, they are not talkative. A customer is the one who initiates small talk.

Taxi to Helsinki Airport

Taxis from the capital area to the airport cost from 20 to 55 euros. The journey lasts about 15 to 45 minutes. A taxi will take customers straight to the front door of the terminal. All flights depart and arrive at the same terminal.

Taxi from Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport has agreed on fixed prices from the airport to the Helsinki centre with three different taxi companies. This means that getting a taxi and making a cost estimate is easy. However, you are free to choose a ride from taxi companies other than these three. If this is the case, you need to ask for the price information from the driver or check it from the windows of the taxi.

The taxi station is next to the terminal on the arrival floor (1st floor). The station is easy to find just by following taxi signs inside the terminal. There are 4 taxi lanes at the station. Three first lanes have been reserved for the partner companies of Helsinki Airport and the 4th lane has been reserved for any taxi. It is also possible to order a taxi by app, say Uber. They will pick you up also from the taxi station.

Helsinki Airport taxi station
The taxi station is next to the arrivals hall on the 1st floor. It can easily be found just by following TAXI signs.

Refer to the official taxi information on Helsinki Airport's website.

Lane 1: Fixutaxi

The first lane has been reserved for the cars of Fixutaxi. Fixutaxi is a reputable taxi company and it guarantees you a safe journey wherever you will go. Its prices are the following:

Lane 2: Taksi Helsinki

The second lane has been reserved for Taksi Helsinki. Also, this company is reliable. Its prices are the following:

If you do not remember which lane is meant for your taxi company, you can refer to the signs at the station.

Lane 3: Menevä

The third lane has been reserved for Menevä. Like with the previous companies, this lane is a safe choice. Its prices are as follows:

Lane 4: Other Licensed Taxis

The lane 4 is a surprise lane. Any licensed taxi can arrive at this lane. If you choose a taxi from this lane, ask about the price from the driver before accepting the ride. If you do not like the quality of the car or the price, just skip the taxi and take the next one. We believe that all taxis coming to this lane are safe and reliable. You may end up having a much cheaper ride, or the other possibility, to end up paying a high fare for a short ride.

For example, we were taking a ride home that would cost about 40 euros by using the airport's partner companies. We chose a taxi from lane 4 and asked about its price. The price started from 45 euros but we were able to negotiate it to 30 euros.

When there are more taxis than customers, choosing lane 4 is a good choice. You can easily negotiate a good deal.

According to our experiences, also airport partner taxi companies negotiate about prices.

Option 5: Preordered Taxis

If you are a fan of Uber or another similar application, you are free to order a taxi via an app. We recommend Bolt and Uber because they are affordable.

Pre-booked taxis will pick you up from the taxi station. If the driver wishes to save some expenses, he/she may also pick you up from the short-time parking area in front of the terminal. It is important to follow the instructions on the app.

Taxi Apps at Helsinki Airport

There are many taxi apps in Finland. They can be used to order a cheaper taxi than the airport's recommended options are.

Uber

The number one on the list is the famous taxi app Uber. If you order Uber to pick you up from the airport, you will be picked up from the taxi station or short-time parking area. Follow the instructions on the app.

Uber rides are legal in Finland and drivers need a license. You can expect a professional and safe driver with an insured car.

Uber is often a little more affordable than the airport's partner companies.

Install Uber app from here.

Bolt

Bolt is the first European mobility super-app. After a break, the company returned to Finland. If you order a Bolt ride, a taxi will pick you up from the taxi station or parking area. Bolt app will instruct you.

Bolt is one of the cheapest ways to ride a taxi in Helsinki. The app is also simple to use.

Install Bolt app from here.

Yango

Yango is a taxi ordering app from Yandex company. The company comes from Russia and there has been discussion about the privacy level of the app. In the beginning, the company didn't have enough cars in the Helsinki area but nowadays, Yango has increased the capacity.

Install Yango app from here.

Fixutaxi

Fixutaxi is a Finnish taxi company. They have a nice app and competitive prices outside the airport too. Fixutaxi is a partner company of the airport and its cars use lane 1 at the airport taxi station.

Install Fixutaxi app from here.

Menevä

Menevä is a company that offers taxi services in Helsinki and also in many other Finnish cities. The company has a nice app that works well and is reliable.

Install Menevä App app from here.

Other Options

There are also apps called Taksini from Lähitaksi company and Valopilkku from Taksi Helsinki company.

Private Airport Transfer

The easiest but still surprisingly affordable way to reach a destination from the airport is to book a private transfer. You can book a private car that meets your quality requirements and is big enough for the whole group and luggage. A driver will wait with a name sign at the arrival hall.

Our recommended partner, Welcome Pickups is a high-quality transportation company having local English-speaking drivers in Helsinki. A driver will monitor the flight for delays and take passengers to the destination stress-free. You can book Welcome Pickup online and cancel the ride free of charge if the plans change.

Alternative Travel Methods

If you are heading to the Helsinki centre and you are not in a hurry, it is not necessary to take a taxi at all but use other public transport instead. You save some of your pennies by getting onto a bus or train. A train ride can even be the fastest way of travelling if the centre is your destination.

Helsinki Airport Train

The airport train to the centre leaves from the Airport's railway station located underground, just about a 5-minute walk from the arrival halls. There are 2 different train lines: the trains P and I leave for the city centre every 10 minutes in the daytime. They take different routes but both of them arrive finally at Helsinki Central Railway Station. So it does not matter which train you take if you head to the city centre.

The ticket price is about 5 euros and there is no airport supplement fee unlike in other many European airports. The journey time is 30 minutes. Trains call at every station and the stop names are also displayed on the information screens. Tickets can be bought from automated machines at the station and R-kiosks inside the terminal.

We recommend buying cheaper tickets by HSL app. You need to install the app on your phone and link a payment card, after which you can easily purchase a single ticket, a day ticket, a week- or a 30-day ticket. There are no ticket sales on commuter trains! You, therefore, need a valid ticket before getting on any public transport to avoid the ticket inspection fee of 80€!

Helsinki Airport train station
The airport railway station is located underground.

Airport Buses

Taking a bus is the best option if you are not heading to the centre but a taxi would be too expensive. Many public bus routes leave from the airport to the centre. Use route planner to check which bus is the most suitable for you.

A bus ticket has the same price as a train ticket. You can connect free of charge between different types of public transportation while your ticket is still valid.

From Helsinki Airport to the city centre you need a ticket including the zones ABC.

Which Helsinki Airport Taxi Should I Choose?

There is no single best taxi solution from Helsinki Airport to the city centre. If you are travelling on a budget, taking a train instead of a taxi is a good choice. At night, using Uber or Bolt to order a taxi is probably the most inexpensive method to reach any destination in the Helsinki area.

Business travellers who wish to reach a hotel or meeting place as fast as possible may take any of the next available rides from any taxi company. This is one of the fastest ways to reach a destination but can also become an expensive one.

Holiday-makers and other individual travellers should do at least a basic price comparison. A few minutes spent on the price comparison on the spot or by mobile phone may easily save you 10 euros.

Holiday-makers and businessmen can also book a private shuttle transfer from Welcome Pickups. A driver will wait for travellers with a name sign and take them to their destination fast and safely.

Cheapest Taxi

When there are fewer customers than taxis at the taxi station, negotiating a good price directly with drivers will lead to the cheapest price. Expect to get about 10 to 15 euros discount. In other circumstances, using a taxi app is the most affordable way to get a taxi.

Helsinki Airport train station logo
If you are not in hurry, heading underground to the train station is a good choice. However, travelling by taxi with heavy luggage is more comfortable.

Bottom Line

Getting from Helsinki Airport to your destination is smooth. A taxi is the most comfortable way of travelling with heavy luggage though it requires you to pay more. Thanks to the existence of different taxi companies at the Helsinki Aiport, prices have got cheaper. With several options to choose from, you may get the best price according to your own choice, either a fixed price or a negotiable one.

Have you ridden a taxi in Finland? Tell us about your Finnish taxi experiences by leaving a comment below!

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Readers' Comments (2)

  1. 08-14-2022 at 3:23am UTC by Ame :

    Hi! I will be flying to Finland from the Philippines in two days. Do you happen to know if Uber or any other taxis for that matter allow 2 large luggages?

    TY!

    1. 08-14-2022 at 7:28am UTC by Finnoy Travel :

      Hello. Welcome to Finland.

      Uber accepts as many pieces of luggage as there is space in the boot. However, Uber cars are not the biggest ones.

      If you are worried about the space, take a normal taxi from the station or order a bigger car from Welcome Pickups. What is your final destination?

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