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Questions tagged [hel]

Helsinki Airport, or Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, serving Helsinki, Finland

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Purchasing train tickets at Helsinki airport

Arriving Helsinki & going to Central Station. When purchasing tickets at the airport, will the machines take credit cards? What is the approximate cost of a ticket? Thanks BR
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When transferring from non-Schengen EU airport to a Schengen airport, do I need to go through security at the connection airport?

I'm travelling from the UK (non-Schengen, Heathrow) to Finland (Vantaa). I have a very brief transfer window and I've noticed on Flight Radar that the flight is always nearly late by 20 minutes, which ...
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Getting taxis in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen [closed]

Would like to know how to ensure a cab right at the airports of all Scandinavian nations. What currency is accepted by the drivers in cash in all 4 capitals? Thanks.
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Non-Schengen to Schengen layover in Helsinki: Is 2 hours 25 minutes sufficient?

I am planning to book a Finnair flight from Delhi to Iceland. There will be 2 connections in between, one at Helsinki and other at Copenhagen. I am wondering if need to pass through Immigration at ...
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Sleeping in sleeping bag at Helsinki Vantaa airport

I’m going to have a trip through Helsinki Vantaa airport in June 2017. I will arrive late in the evening, but my train won’t leave until early the next morning, so I need to spend one night somehow. ...
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How does using the sauna in the Finnair business class lounge in Helsinki work?

If you're lucky enough to have access to the Finnair business class lounge in Helsinki airport, on the non-Schengen side, then the lounge information has this gem in it: Private shower suites and a ...
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50-minute connection in Helsinki between Schengen and non-Schengen - enough time?

I'm looking at a flight from KRK to LHR on Finnair, with a 50-minute stopover at HEL. The flights are booked together, and I'm not likely to have anything other than carry-on bags. How likely am I to ...
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Is the direct connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the train line open yet?

When the Ring Rail Line to Helsinki-Vantaa Int'l Airport opened in July 2015, the Airport station wasn't ready yet and passengers had to be bussed in from the nearest station. Even when the station ...
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Transit visa at Helsinki airport

We are a couple from India and are spending 23 hours at Helsinki airport. Can we get a transit visa to leave the airport, see the city, stay at a hotel etc?
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Are there any places to sleep in Helsinki Vantaa airport the night before an early flight?

I have an early morning flight out of Helsinki Vantaa airport and am thinking of spending the night there. Are there any places where I can get some sleep? I'm mainly looking for landside options ...
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Is 40 minutes enough time to transit in Helsinki airport?

I am searching for a flight from HKG to LHR. Finnair offers a combination of AY834 & AY069, including transit in Helsinki airport and a total flight duration as short as 13:25 hr. However, AY834 ...
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Late night buses from Helsinki airport to Turku in December?

I'm traveling in December. I arrive at Helsinki airport (HEL) at 9pm and would like to get to Turku as soon as possible. What is the latest night bus available? Alternatively, how early can I take ...
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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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Visiting Helsinki during 5h wait between flights

Is it realistic to do a quick visit to Helsinki, if I have 5h waiting time between flights? If so, what kind of transport should I take and what is the landmark mostly worth seeing?
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How to get from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport into Helsinki city centre?

How to get from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport into Helsinki city centre quickly and without paying too much for it? Bonus question: how about if the flight arrives in the wee hours (say, at 03:00 am)?