Information about flying from the UK to Helsinki
Flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL)
Finnair flies from London to Helsinki several times a day. Flights to Helsinki from London take roughly three hours.
Departure Destination Number of daily flights up to Timetable London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Helsinki Airport (HEL) 3
From London city centre to London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport is located approximately 25 kilometres from the centre of London.
You can reach London Heathrow Airport from the city centre using the London Underground. The Piccadilly Line operates regularly between the London region and the airport, with a travel time of about an hour. For London Underground schedules, visit the London Underground journey planner.
A faster but slightly more expensive way to reach the airport is to take the Heathrow Express, departing from Paddington every 15 minutes. The trip takes roughly 15 minutes and the Express takes you directly to most of the airport terminals.
Flights from Manchester (MAN) to Helsinki (HEL)
We fly from Manchester to Helsinki several times a day. The overall flight time is about roughly 3 hours.
Departure Destination Number of daily flights up to Timetable Manchester Airport (MAN) Helsinki Airport (HEL) 3
From Manchester city centre to Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is located approximately 15 kilometres from the centre of Manchester.
The fastest way to reach Manchester Airport is by train, departing every 10 minutes. The trip from Manchester to Manchester Piccadilly station takes about 15–20 minutes and it’s easily accessible from the airport terminals.
You can also reach Manchester city centre with regional buses that operate regularly between Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport and the Manchester region. There are also several coaches offering transportation from the station at Manchester Airport. For bus transportation schedules in Manchester, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
More information on transportation to and from Manchester Airport.
Information on Finnair flights to Helsinki
- Flight time from London to Helsinki with Finnair: 3 hours 10 minutes
- Distance from London to Helsinki: 1,824 km
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Flight from London to Helsinki
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Services during the flight to Helsinki
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Arriving at Helsinki
Helsinki Airport is located 18 km north of Helsinki city centre with the bus ride to the city centre taking about 30 minutes. There are several bus connections available to the capital region and destinations throughout Finland.
Finnair Lounges at Helsinki Airport
You will find the non-Schengen Finnair Lounge in the transit hall on the second floor, located between gates 36 and 37.
The Schengen area Finnair Lounge is located above gates 23 and 26 in the transit hall on the second floor.
Both lounges are available to Finnair Plus Platinum members, Finnair Plus Gold members, Finnair Plus Silver members, Finnair Club members and Business Class passengers.
In August 2014, Finnair will open a new Premium Lounge to complement the current Finnair Lounge in the non-Schengen area between gates 36 and 37. The new lounge will serve Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members and their guests, as well as oneworld Sapphire and Emerald cardholders. Read more about Finnair lounges.
Transferring within terminals at Helsinki Airport
At Helsinki Airport, all oneworld flights arrive at and depart from Terminal 2. If you are transferring between oneworld airlines and already have your boarding pass, you can proceed directly to your departure gate. If you need assistance, you can find Transfer Services desks near gates 24 and 32 A.
All gates are located along the same short walkway, so you can reach your connecting flight quickly and easily.
If you are travelling to a non-Schengen country, please proceed through passport control.
Good to know before your flight
The most important thing to remember before your flight is to ensure that your passport and visas are valid throughout your whole journey; many countries require that your passport is valid for three to six months after your trip has ended.
When booking your flight, always ensure that your name is spelled the same way on both your flight ticket and passport. Take a look at our checklist before your flight for more information.