Contracting a public transport in an unknown language like Finnish is a great challenge. To avoid this inconvenience, the best choice is to book a taxi from Helsinki airport. By choosing a private transfer, choose comfortable and punctual transfers, without ever running the risk of getting lost or stealing precious time from your holiday. The capital of Finland has about 630,000 inhabitants and, although the inhospitable climate and its position in the extreme north of the world, is actually an ultramodern city adorned by a wonderful archipelago.
What to see in Helsinki
Among the most interesting things to visit in the capital located further north between the countries of the European Union, the following should be noted:
- Cathedral: built in the nineteenth century, in neoclassical style, Lutheran cults are held there.
- Kauppatori: market place which is a must for those who choose to visit the city.
- Kamppi: lively district of Helsinki full of shopping centers where you can dedicate to the most unbridled shopping.
The airport of Helsinki - Vantaa, is located in the town of the same name and is situated about 20 km from the center of the capital. The Finnish airport is the hub of the Finnair flag carrier, but operates over 40 airlines, guaranteeing direct flights to 130 destinations spread over 45 countries worldwide.
Among the services offered, free wireless connection; the Fast Parking, which allows you to leave the car keys in a box and collect the receipt; various rooms for meetings and conferences.
Those who need to move from the Vantaa airport to the center of Helsinki, have access to the recent railway line characterized by trains named with the letters of the alphabet.
The service with Finnair Bus is managed by the national airline and is operative from 5:45 am to 1:10 am. However, neither the bus nor the train takes visitors directly to their accommodation, a problem especially when travelling with children or arriving in the Finnish capital at particularly inconvenient hours.
An apparently good alternative is public taxis which are not considered very cheap though.
Approximate Taxi cost from Helsinki airport
|Helsinki Taxi||1-3 people||4-7 people|
|Helsinki airport - Cathedral||from 63€||from 82€|
|Helsinki airport - Kauppatori||from 63,50€||from 82,50€|
|Helsinki airport - Kamppi||from 64€||from 83€|
Distances between Helsinki Airport and some points of interest
- Vantaa airport - Cathedral: the distance between the airport and the most important tourist attraction of the city is 18 km, to cover which it takes about half an hour.
- Vantaa airport - Kauppatori: the fastest way to reach the Helsinki market is Route 45, which takes about 30 minutes to travel.
- Vantaa airport - Kamppi: those who cannot wait to shop, just have to travel about 20 km, with a journey time of about 40 minutes (in absence of traffic).
The company that handles public transport in the Finnish capital is called HSL. The reason for this company's pride is the fact that Helsinki's transport network is considered one of the best in the world.
So how to move within the city? Among the possible options there are the subway with its "Y" path, punctual urban buses both day and night and the tram network, consisting of 12 lines that are the most used vehicles even if they are not very fast.
An alternative means of transport in Helsinki is the ferry, which connects the capital with the Suomenlinna naval base.
The city's public taxis are white and have their stations at the railway station and Senaatintori square. They are the least used public transport because their cost is not considered very cheap.
Taxileader.net service at Helsinki Airport
The best choice for those visiting the Finnish capital especially in the middle of winter is to take a transfer to and from Helsinki airport. Your driver will wait for you inside the airport, he will help you with your luggage and will accompany you in comfort and safety at your destination. There will be no need to struggle with heavy suitcases, strollers or laptops - all this while controlling the children.
Walking can be considered a pleasant option, but not during the Finnish winter! You will notice that using a heated taxi will be much better. This is especially true if you arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is about 20 km from the city center. Why wait for an airport shuttle, putting yourself in rows with other dozens of travellers, who are also eager to escape from the cold, when at the arrivals it is possible to meet a driver who has a sign with your name on it?
Why choose Taxileader.net
Obviously, a private taxi is convenient at any time of the year. But, for the best prices, it is advisable to book in advance. If you wait at the taxi stand, you'll end up paying more. If you arrive during a public transport strike, taxis will be in great demand. Therefore, the smartest thing to do is to book your private taxi before leaving your accommodation. In this way you will have a greater probability of your transfer in the event of a strike and above all the certainty of paying a fixed price, which does not vary according to traffic but only depending on the distance. In addition, by booking a transfer with Taxileader.net, you can pay in advance the full amount at the time of booking, or you can also pay in advance only a small deposit to block the booking and the remaining part in cash to the driver once arrived at destination. In fact, unlike a public taxi, you never risk paying more than the budget calculated. So you will not even run the risk of not having enough cash to pay the driver and having to withdraw in the ATM closer. Moreover there is no surcharge if you get stuck in traffic or the flight arrives late.
Booking with Taxileader also avoids the communication problems in which travellers who do not know the local language are involved! It will not be necessary to explain to the driver where your hotel is located, as he already knows it. In addition, reservations can be made in your own language. We also have a customer service always available to answer any questions. So, let us make your trip fast and comfortable; booking a private car with Taxileader.net allows you to save time, money and stress.