Coming from Abroad:
If you come from Estonia the cheapest (and probably the fastest way if you take into consideration the airport waiting time and travel times) is to take the Ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. If you are coming from St. Petersburg the cheapest option would take a bus with luxbus or similar services which will take you right to the center of Helsinki.
From most other places there’s some really good flight deals, we recommend to check out the best deals from Skyscanner
Normally there are pretty cheap deals through from the following locations:
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Riga, Vilnius, London, Manchester, Moscow, Barcelona, and plenty of others!
Getting Around Helsinki:
Getting around Helsinki is really easy as the Public Transportation system in Helsinki is super good. There’s only 1 subway line and trams and busses take you everywhere. Cheap trains connect you directly from the airport to the center. The easiest way is to download the HSL APP
to your phone and purchase tickets through that. Individual tickets are valid for 80 minutes and are 2,20€. We recommend you to get a 2, 3 or 4 day ticket to get the best deals. Optionally tickets can be bought through the vending machines at the stations or at R-Kioski’s which you will find a many locations.
In order not to get lost we recommend using google maps and downloading the Helsinki map so that it can be used offline. Easy instructions on how to do this for both Android and iPhone can be found here
Getting to Helsinki form the airport:
If you are alone the Cheapest way is to take the train directly from the airport or a bus from the airport to the central station in Helsinki, tickets are 5,50€. Then as everywhere there’s the option to take a taxi. A taxi from the airport to the center can costs around 45 €. There’s no UBER X so UBER prices are normally pretty much the same as normal taxi prices, sometimes a bit higher.
Need Mobile Internet?
For those that don’t have roaming and still want to be able to use mobile data you came to the mobile data wonderland! For 7,90€ you can get an Elisa pre-paid package that includes 1 week of unlimited 4G data at 300 Mbit/s! There’s various other options available and you can get them from any R-Kioski.