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The taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals areas at the two passenger terminals. The average taxi ride into central Helsinki takes around 30 minutes to cover the 17 km distance from the airport and a journey in Helsinki Vantaa Airport taxis will cost between EUR 40.00 to EUR 50.00 to city centre destinations.
Apart from regular Helsinki Vantaa Airport taxis there are also three official operators providing fixed fare shared taxi services, tours and chartered chauffeur drives.
Vantaan Taksi offers fixed fare shared taxi services from Mondays to Sundays from outside the arrivals area A1 at Terminal 1 and from the arrivals area 2A outside Terminal 2. They can be contacted in advance on tel +358 100 4800 or via their website at www.vantaantaksi.fi.
Airport Taxi Yellow Line offer fixed fare shared taxis, tours and chartered drives to passengers. This company operates from Monday to Sunday between the hours of 8.00 am to 11.00 pm from outside the A1 arrivals area at Terminal 1 and the A2 arrivals area at Terminal 2A and 2B, where they operate from Mondays to Sundays between the hours of 6.00 am to 1.30. The provider can be contacted in advance on tel +358 600 555 555 or via their website www.airporttaxi.fi. Upon arrival at the airport, passengers will also find the company’s service desks in the arrivals halls at both terminals.
Taxi Point Ltd offer taxi services, VIP chauffeur driven services and fixed rate shared taxis as well as tours. They can be contacted on tel +358 9 8256 5566 or at www.taxipoint.fi. They operated 24 hour a day all year round. Their vehicles can be found on the service floor.
Finally, another official operator Vantaan taksikeskus can be contacted on tel +358 100 7300. They operate 24 hours a day every day of the year and can be found at both terminals.
Within Helsinki itself taxi ranks are typically located outside large international hotels, in front of the central train station, at Tikkurila Train Station and similar major public transport hubs.
Yellow Line offers cheaper transport options than Helsinki Airport taxis; the company is an operator of minivans with seating for up to eight passengers. Prices into central Helsinki start at EUR 27.00 for one to two passengers, but may be less depending on the number of passengers travelling together in one vehicle.
The fares for taxis Helsinki Vantaa Airport are regulated by Finland’s government. The standing charge begins with EUR 5.50 for weekdays and rises to EUR 8.60 after 08.00 pm and is applicable all day on Sundays. After that each kilometre travelled costs EUR 1.43, however, taxi fares are reviewed annually in line with inflation, so the basic fare changes once a year.
Charges increase with every passenger travelling in the same taxi and large pieces of luggage are subject to surcharges. There are also airport charges which add to the costs of using Helsinki Vantaa Airport taxis.
A surcharge of EUR 6.60 applies in addition to the regular fare for advance reservations, be they 2 weeks in advance or just half an hour.
Generally Finnish taxi drivers are not obliged to stop when their cab is being hailed in the street. Potential passengers can spot a vacant taxi easily as the light of the TAXI sign on the roof is switched on, when the cab is available for business.
Some taxis Helsinki Vantaa Airport operators offer a limo service with a chauffeur and some operators provide longer sightseeing tours into the Greater Helsinki area.
However, Helsinki Limo offer airport pick-ups in addition to long-distance transfer services and short sightseeing tours. Their drivers speak English and know the best tourist attractions in the area. Anyone requiring their services can contact the company by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning on tel +358 207 870 360.