Car Rental at Helsinki Airport

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Helsinki Airport, Helsinki, Finland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Helsinki Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AviaRent Car
$52.15 per day
Helsinki Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$59.11 per day
Helsinki Airport
Compact
Skoda Scala or similar
Skoda Scala
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$78.66 per day
Helsinki Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia STW or similar
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$145.81 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Helsinki Airport
Luxury Van
VW Caravelle or similar
VW Caravelle
  • 9
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$209.09 per day
Helsinki Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$213.54 per day
Helsinki Airport
Full-size Van
Volkswagen Caravelle or similar
Volkswagen Caravelle
  • 9
  • 5
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$221.53 per day
Helsinki Airport
Premium SUV
Volkswagen Touareg or similar
Volkswagen Touareg
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$387.20 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:03 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Finnish, Swedish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+358
Average car rental price
$171 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gas price
$2.10 per liter or $7.94 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.98 per liter or $7.48 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.29 per liter or $8.68 per gallon
Helsinki Airport

Airport travel guide

Helsinki might lack the same historical grandeur as other Nordic capitals like Copenhagen or Stockholm, but it has plenty of other aces up its sleeve. Often named both one of the most innovative and the most livable cities on the planet, it has no shortage of interesting museums, entertainment, and landmarks. These are three of the most interesting attractions of Helsinki:

  • Ateneum. The most notable of the cultural institutions that make up the Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum is also the largest art museum in Finland. Located in a 19th-century building that boasts a truly stunning facade, the museum hosts classical works of most famous Finnish artists, as well as renowned foreign masters like Munch, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.
  • Löyly. An essential part of Finnish culture is its healthy obsession with subjecting oneself to heat and steam, and in recent years visiting one has been a quintessential part of a tourist’s experience. No visit to the Finnish capital is complete without experiencing a traditional Finnish sauna, and while there are almost countless opportunities for that — even most residential buildings have one — the Löyly public sauna is probably the most glamorous one. Combining a conventional sauna look with modern design influences and located right on the Baltic coast, it has been mentioned in foreign media like CNN, Vogue, and Time. Read more about the best ways to immerse yourself in Helsinki’s sauna culture here
  • National parks. There are plenty of parks and urban forests in Helsinki, but if that doesn’t feel wild enough for you, the Uusimaa region, of which Helsinki is a part, is home to three national parks. Ekenäs Archipelago can only be reached by boat (although visiting it is still a very worthwhile experience), but Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi are both only about a 40-minute drive away (to the northwest and northeast, respectively). Both these parks are characterized by thick forests, walking trails, and local wildlife like European nightjars, flying squirrels, and, in the case of Nuuksio, even reindeer. Visiting the nature of Helsinki and the surrounding areas is an essential addition to every Helsinki itinerary.

Top international routes

  • Stockholm
  • London
  • Copenhagen
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich

Main airlines

Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, TUI fly Nordic, and BRA Braathens Regional Airlines

Terminals

The two Helsinki Airport terminals are T1 and T2, which are an easy walk one from the other. The airside sections of both terminals are further divided into Schengen and non-Schengen areas.

Location

Helsinki Airport is about 20 km (12.4 mi) from downtown Helsinki. Motorways 135 and 45, and Elimäenkatu, Sturenkatu, and Helsinginkatu are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $64 per day
  • Large cars - from $105 per day
  • Medium cars - from $60 per day
  • Vans - from $209 per day
  • Premium cars - from $144 per day
  • Small cars - from $52 per day
  • SUVs - from $75 per day

Car rental desks

Most offices are in the pedestrian corridor that connects the two airport terminals.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a great choice of shops, including some that are duty free, as well as many restaurants, cafés, and fast food outlets. There are also ATMs, many currency exchanges, two on-site hotels, sleep pods, a children’s play room, two pharmacies, a medical clinic, a relaxation lounge that’s open to all passengers, a spa, pay showers, a beauty salon, barber shop, charging area for mobile devices, observation deck, game area, a book swap and reading area, a work and rest station, the Finnish Aviation Museum, frequent art exhibitions, and even a wedding hall for travelers to hold their wedding ceremonies. Luggage storage lockers are on the ground floor of both T1 and T2 and are open 24/7. The airport is easily accessible for travelers with reduced mobility and also offers free assistance when booked at least 48 hours in advance. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Neste Express Vantaa Ilmakehä, at Teknobulevardi 1, can be reached in five minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations nearby and on the way to Helsinki.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Tampere (172 km / 107 mi)
  • Kuopio (382 km / 237 mi)
  • Rovaniemi (802 km / 498 mi)
  • Tallinn (109 km / 68 mi)
  • Saint Petersburg (387 km / 240 mi)
  • Riga (417 km / 259 mi)
  • Lahti (100 km / 62 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
8.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.7
  • Terminal facilities 8.3
  • Wi-Fi 8.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Helsinki Airport (HEL)

  • IATA: HEL
  • ICAO: EFHK
  • Name: Helsinki Airport (HEL)
  • Distance from city: 10.6 miles / 17 km

Top 10 locations near Helsinki Airport

  1. 16 km / 9.9 miles away
  2. 143 km / 88.9 miles away
  3. 191.1 km / 118.7 miles away
  4. 358.7 km / 222.9 miles away
  5. 513.2 km / 318.9 miles away
  6. 522.6 km / 324.7 miles away
  7. 665.7 km / 413.6 miles away
  8. 695.7 km / 432.3 miles away
  9. 821.1 km / 510.2 miles away
  10. 929 km / 577.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Helsinki Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Helsinki Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Helsinki Airport
$51.59
January
$51.68
February
$43.91
March
$45.58
April
$39.34
May
$49.98
June
$68.33
July
$71.49
August
$40.69
September
$42.76
October
$40.81
November
$51.40
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Helsinki Airport is May — when rental costs average $39.34 per day. This is 21% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $71.49 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Helsinki Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 8 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Helsinki Airport
7
January
7
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Helsinki Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Helsinki Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in August, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Helsinki Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
44%
January
71%
February
53%
March
46%
April
68%
May
132%
June
197%
July
244%
August
90%
September
80%
October
53%
November
125%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers GreenMotion, Keddy, Alamo, Autounion, AddCar
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, SUVs
Lowest price $52 per day
Cheapest supplier AviaRent Car

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Golf STW 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
FiRENT Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Golf 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo Volkswagen Golf 4 2 Medium cars
FiRENT Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Autounion Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Arab Emirates
Volkswagen Golf STW
April 6, 2024
Nature spots, activities, historical sites, weather, northern lights, friendly people, food, etc.on
Thailand
Opel Astra
December 31, 2023
Spent Christmas in remote Ojakkala with a wonderful winter scenery.
Australia
Mercedes-Benz GLC 4Matic Aut.
September 1, 2023
World Triathlon Championship
Portugal
Toyota Aygo
August 26, 2023
We travel more than 3000km around Finland to see nature
Israel
Volkswagen Golf
August 11, 2023
Nature, lakes, woodland, pretty girls
India
Toyota Corolla STW
July 21, 2023
NICE ROADS WELL MARKED, NICE SUMMER WEATHER
Czech Republic
Skoda Octavia STW
July 14, 2023
National parks, orienteering excercises and comeptition, ZOO Helsinki. A bit more mosquitos in the forests.
France
VW Caravelle
March 23, 2023
Great time near Tampere - we loved it there !
Spain
Toyota Yaris
February 9, 2023
We did lots of turism in cities like Turku, Helsinki and Tampere thanks to the car, i also recommend going for some mountain adventure, we did a hike around a frozen lake and also watched some ice hockey
Hong Kong
Toyota Yaris
November 5, 2022
One of my types was flattened but luckily a very helpful girl helped me and soon came the rescue.
customer photo
Spain
VW Golf
August 31, 2022
you have to go outside from helsinki airport but there are plenty of information before by internet with videos and directions
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
August 8, 2022
Loyly sauna and the Helsinki cemetery not to be missed. Also took two day trips with Taiga Times which I would highly recommend.
Hungary
Skoda Fabia
September 2, 2021
Finnland nice, wet, ang very green country. Bring more warm clothes with you, and drive to the north arctic-circle to met with Santa Claus.
Slovenia
Opel Corsa
February 25, 2020
Fantastic trip. No1? New Library.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
October 3, 2019
Having a car makes getting round so much easier especially if you have young children and inclement weather
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
SIXT
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Scandia Rent
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
44
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$170.88
Lowest daily price
$52.15
Total cars available
250

Top 16 suppliers at Helsinki Airport in 2024

SIXT
Exceptional 9.3 / 46 reviews
+358201122515
Helsinki-Vantaa Lentoasema, 01510 Vantaa
$174 - $744
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Exceptional 9.2 / 20 reviews
+358104362255
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
$79 - $199
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:59
FiRENT
Exceptional 9 / 111 reviews
+358104239944
Lentoasemantie 1, 01530 Vantaa
$145 - $148
Working hours
Mon:07:00-00:30
Tue:07:00-00:30
Wed:07:00-00:30
Thu:07:00-00:30
Fri:07:00-00:30
Sat:07:00-00:30
Sun:07:00-00:30
Keddy
Exceptional 9 / 62 reviews
+358403062800
Helsinki International Airport Terminal 2, Arrivals Hall
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:10:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-23:59
Europcar
Exceptional 9 / 17 reviews
+358403062800
Helsinki Airport, Terminal 2, Lentoasemantie, 01530 Vantaa
$312 - $536
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:59
GreenMotion
Very good 8.9 / 400 reviews
+358201213510
Scandic Hotel, Helsinki Airport Lentäjäntie 1 B 01530 Vantaa
$209 - $213
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 105 reviews
+358105252280
Helsinki lentoasema, 01531 Vantaa
$216 - $227
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 12 reviews
+358105252280
Helsinki intl Airport, Lentajantie 3 Vantaa, 01530
$223 - $227
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.4 / 8 reviews
+358205552100
Helsinki Vantaa Airport TERMINAL 2
$257 - $390
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:30-20:00
Sun:08:30-23:59
AddCar
Very good 8.3 / 190 reviews
+358300870146
Lentoasemantie 1, 01530 Vantaa, Terminal 1
$59 - $587
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:11:00-15:00
Sun:11:00-15:00
Autounion
Very good 8.1 / 42 reviews
+358300870146
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, [P] P3 Premium Airport Parking, Parkkikuja 6, 01530 Vantaa
$106 - $413
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:11:00-15:00
Sun:11:00-15:00
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
+3580205552100
Arrival level, Terminal 1, Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema, 01530 Vantaa
$271 - $701
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:30-20:00
Sun:08:30-23:59
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
+358104362244
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
$177 - $272
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+358105252280
Lentajantie 3, Vantaa, 01530
$215 - $226
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
AviaRent Car
AviaRent Car
Good 7.6
+358400590600 / +358500433586
Ilmailukuja 1, St1 Petrol Station
$52 - $75
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Scandia Rent
Scandia Rent
Good 7.5
+358947803444
Helsinki Airport - In Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
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