Flights from London to Helsinki Vantaa

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London to Helsinki Vantaa

  • The most popular airline flying from London to Helsinki Vantaa last month was Finnair
  • London to Helsinki Vantaa is 1,130 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Helsinki Vantaa is 2h 50min
  • £89 was the cheapest return price from London to Helsinki Vantaa last month
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Helsinki Vantaa
  • There are 86 flights a week from London to Helsinki Vantaa

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from London to Helsinki

Norwegian, British Airways and Finnair all offer flights from London to Helsinki.

Finnair and British Airways flights depart from London Heathrow Airport, and Norwegian flights depart from London Gatwick Airport. All flights arrive into Helsinki Vantaa Airport.

Terminal Information

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport has 4 terminals, Finnair and British Airways flights to Helsinki depart from Terminal 3. Passengers are advised to arrive at the terminal at least two hours before their flight departure time, check-in halls can be found on the ground floor of the terminal. Finnair and British Airways offer both staffed check in desks and online check in, which is recommended to save time when you arrive at the airport.

Terminal 3 has a great selection of shops; Boots, Burberry, Chanel, Paul Smith, World Duty Free, Zara and Harrods are all located here among many others. When it comes to places to eat you will have Caffe Nero, Bridge Bar and Eating House, Strada, Rhubarb and Yo! Sushi to choose from.

There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal at Heathrow Airport.

London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport has two terminals, the North and the South, Norwegian flights to Helsinki depart from the South terminal. It is recommended that passengers flying from Gatwick arrive at the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight.

In the South terminal you will find a wide choose of shops and places to eat. These include Apostrophe, Wetherspoon, Wonderstreet, World Duty Free, Harrods, Accessorize, Boots and Mango.

Up to 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi is available at Gatwick Airport.

Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Helsinki Airport is located 20km to the north of Helsinki, Finland. There are two terminals at the airport, Finnair, British Airways and Norwegian flights all arrive into Terminal 2. Here you will find a small selection of shops, currency exchange points and onward travel options.

Getting from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki is straightforward with a number of options available. Car hire desks for Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt and Europcar are located in the walkway between the two terminals.

Outside terminal 2 you will find bus stops for services into the city, two main routes are available Line 615 which runs to Helsinki Railway Stations and Line 617 which runs to Hakaniemi market square. It takes between 35 and 45 minutes to reach the city centre.

The Helsinki Airport train station is located a short walk from Terminal 2. There are regular services departing every 10 minutes, with journeys into Helsinki costing €5 and taking around 30 minutes.

What to expect in Helsinki

Helsinki is considered to be an expensive city but flying from London you will actually find it around 30% cheaper overall.

Temperatures in Helsinki are significantly lower than London throughout the year. Winter temperatures average -4oc and summers average 17oc. Snowfall starts in November and continues through to March.

Helsinki, Finland is two hours ahead of London, UK.


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Car hire in Helsinki Vantaa