Transportation

Arriving to Helsinki

By plane

Helsinki-Vantaa international airport is accessible from numerous European cities. I takes 3-5 hours from most of the European countries to fly to Finland. 

The Airport has free of charge shuttle service to and from the Vantaa 2016 accommodation hotels. Timetable can be found HERE.

Be wary that some of the low-budjet airlines fly to Tampere Airport (approx. 180 km from Helsinki) instead of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The LOC only provides transportation from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the accommodation hotel.

For more information about Helsinki-Vantaa airport: www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport/

By ferry

There are many ferry services arriving from Sweden, Germany, Estonia and Poland that can be used to arrive to Helsinki. Most frequent services are from Stockholm, Sweden and From Tallinn, Estonia. Most ferries arrive to Helsinki city center and have excellent public transportation possibilities.

Ferry services

By car

Helsinki is accessible by car only if arriving by ferry with a car. Finland has right-handed traffic and it is generally easy to navigate.

Helsinki, or Finland in general, is not very accessible by car from main Europe. Finland is connected to Sweden and Norway in the North but arriving by car is only recommended for Norwegians and Swedes living in higher latitudes.

Transportation during the Games

Athletes and supporters are transported to the sport venues by busses provided by the Vantaa 2016 LOC. Public transport stops are also quite near the accommodation hotels and sport venues for those who wish to make their own way to the venues.

For more information