The easiest way to get to Finland is by plane.
The main hub is Helsinki International Airport, also known as the gateway to Asia. The city centre is a 30-minute bus or train ride away from the airport.
Other international airports: Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Rovaniemi. Finnair
Average flight times –
- South East Asia – 9 to 12 hrs
- India – 7 Hrs
- Europe – 2 to 3 Hrs
- New York – 8 Hrs
Another interesting route to take is the train from St. Petersburg, Russia. The fastest train takes only four hours to reach Helsinki.
Transportation to/from Helsinki Airport
The Helsinki Airport has excellent connections to the whole Helsinki region and to other destinations throughout Finland. You can continue your journey from Helsinki Airport by train, bus or taxi. The Train Stations, as well as Platforms for buses and coaches serving the Helsinki city centre and metropolitan area are located in front of both terminals.
Train - VR is Finland’s state-owned railway company. Timetables can be found on the VR website.
Bus timetables in Finland: www.matkahuolto.fi/en
Ferries from Stockholm, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; and Travemünde, Germany are alternative ways of travelling to Finland. Some operators are – TallinkSilja, Viking Line, Finnlines, St. Peter Line.