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Why choose Helsinki Airport as your transfer station?

Helsinki Airport, Finnair’s home in the North, has gone through a total transformation to offer you a seamless journey. Its stunning new terminal building is an ideal place to start and finish your journey, but it is also a perfect choice for connecting flights.

We provide you with connections to approximately 100 destinations in our global network in Europe, Asia, USA, Middle East and India, and have designed our schedules to support smooth transfers via our home hub, Helsinki.

All under one roof

We value your time and space, and our spacious home hub is designed for a convenient journey. With all gates and services under one roof, at Helsinki Airport, connecting to your next flight is made easy for you. The terminal layout is clear which makes it easy to navigate from gate to gate, and if you need to hurry, the moving walkways come in handy.

And hey, if you haven’t yet downloaded Finnair mobile app, why not do it now? The app is a great travel companion in many ways, and via the app you can also access the airport map on the go.

Advanced security and border control

Helsinki Airport has two sides, both in the same building: flights to and from Schengen countries operate from the Schengen side of the airport, and flights to and from non-Schengen area use gates on the non-Schengen side.

Depending on your origin and destination countries, you may need to go through security and border control when connecting from one flight to another. At Helsinki Airport, modern solutions make it smoother to pass these check points. Due to the airport renewal, improved security and border control areas are now at your service when you change between the Schengen and non-Schengen areas.

Many nationalities can use automated border control gates with biometric passports, which is quick and easy, and will shorten the needed time to get from one flight to another.

When changing between Schengen and non-Schengen areas, you always need to go through border control. We recommend proceeding through border control right away after arriving at Helsinki Airport to ensure you make it to your connecting flight on time – if you have some time to spend after this, there are shops and restaurants both in Schengen and non-Schengen sides.

Comfort the Nordic style

We love comfort in the Nordic countries and hope you will sense it at Helsinki Airport too. Its spacious premises and various services help you enjoy your transfer time. There are shops, restaurants, and cafes for every taste, work and charging stations if you need to get some work done, and even playing areas for children.

Or why not relax and recharge in our cosy Finnair lounges – we have lounges in both the Schengen and non-Schengen areas of the airport. If lounge access is not included in your ticket, you also have the option to purchase it as a travel extra.

Follow these steps for a smooth transfer

When arriving at Helsinki Airport, check the departure time and gate of your connecting flight from Finnair app or the airport monitors, and then follow the airport signs to your connecting flight’s gate. From the airport monitors, you can also see how long it takes to walk to your gate.

If you don’t yet have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, our transfer desks near gates 29 and 52 will help you. When you have a tight connection, you can also receive your boarding pass at your connecting flight's gate.

Your bag will be transferred to your connecting flight automatically if it has been checked all the way to your final destination. You can check this from your bag tag receipt. If your baggage is not checked to your final destination, please pick it up in the arrival hall and check it in again in the airport departure hall.

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