Where to sleep near Helsinki airport?

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Are you planning a transit or a trip to Helsinki? Here’s our advice on where to sleep near Helsinki airport.


Is your flight delayed or canceled? Do you have to spend the night in Helsinki and leave early the next day? Or perhaps you’re just passing through and want to know everything there is to know about the airport? Helsinki airport offers a wide range of sleeping options. In fact, hotels are located directly in the terminals. What’s more, there are cabins where you can nap for just a few hours.

Helsinki Vantaa airport is twenty kilometers, or a forty-minute drive, from the city center. Nevertheless, it’s easy to get to since the airport terminal was built. The fastest means of transport is by train. However, you can also take the bus or a cab. Worried about missing a flight and want to stay close to your terminal? Then here’s our mini-guide to the hotels closest to Helsinki airport.

Is Helsinki airport open at night?

Helsinki airport opens at night, never closes. It offers a wide range of services. What’s more, Wi-Fi is free and there are sockets for recharging your devices.

If you’re tired, you can sleep in the airport, where the benches are comfortable. The airport also offers GoSleep Pods. These are small cabins with all the comforts you need for a nap. Rates are €4.50 per hour and €18 per three hours. However, for the best possible night’s sleep, it’s best to choose a nearby hotel. Fortunately, some hotels are located directly in the airport terminal.

Hotels where to sleep near Helsinki airport

Espace extérieur de l'Holiday Inn-Vantaa Airport

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There are hotels in the airport concourse. So you won’t have any trouble finding accommodation at Helsinki airport. However, these are very popular. As a result, their prices are quite high. It may therefore be a good idea to look for accommodation a few kilometers from the airport.

GLO Hotel Vantaa Airport ****

This hotel will do more than just sleep near Helsinki airport, as it’s located right inside the airport, perfect for a stopover. It’s the ideal location when you’ve got big luggage. Admittedly, the rooms are small, but very well organized and equipped. There’s a bar and a fitness room. Wi-Fi is free and functional. And if you’re hungry, you’ll find everything you need all around you.

Scandic Helsinki Airport ****

This establishment is just a few steps from Terminal 2. Rooms are modern and comfortable. The hotel also has a bar and a restaurant offering a variety of dishes. It also offers a breakfast buffet. Wi-Fi, a gym and a sauna are also available free of charge. If you’re looking for comfort and luxury for a night of correspondence, this is the hotel for you.

Hilton Helsinki-Vantaa Airport ****

The Hilton hotel is a five-minute walk from Helsinki airport. Its restaurant Gui & lounge bar will ensure you spend a pleasant evening. Rooms are soundproofed, spacious and comfortable. A kettle with complimentary tea and coffee awaits you in your room. If you want to make the most of your night in transit, this is a wonderful place to stay.

Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport ****

Le Clarion Hotel Airport d'Helsinki

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The Clarion Hotel is just ten minutes from the airport and a short walk from the Aviapolis train station. It’s a strategic location that keeps you close to the airport. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the city of Helsinki, which is a thirty-minute train ride away. What’s more, the rooms are well-equipped and the bedding is comfortable. As for the restaurant, it’s inspired by Manhattan, but retains its Nordic flair in its dishes.

Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo ****

The Flamingo’s geographical location is also very interesting. It’s close to major stores and shopping centers. Free shuttle buses make the twelve-minute trip to the airport. What’s more, the view is magnificent and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport ****

The Holiday Inn has a free shuttle bus that takes you to the airport in ten minutes. The friendly staff will welcome you with a smile 24 hours a day. The hotel’s public areas are pleasant. There’s also a bistro serving typical Finnish dishes and a bar serving delicious cocktails. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a gym and two saunas.

Finlandia Park Hotel Helsinki ***

This hotel is a fifteen-minute drive from the airport. Free parking is available. A streetcar stop is right next to the hotel. Its location provides easy access to the city center. So it’s a good option if you want to stay close to Helsinki airport and still have easy access to the city center. And as for the rooms, they’re modern and comfortable.

Do you have time to enjoy the hotel? A swimming pool, gym and three saunas are at your disposal. What’s more, the hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast.

Where to stay near Helsinki airport?

The airport is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Hotels are rather luxurious and prices can be high. It may therefore be a good idea to look for accommodation in downtown Helsinki. What’s more, the old town is within easy reach, and there’s plenty of public transport to take you to the airport.

To find an offer that suits you, use a hotel comparator. This will help you find hotels that match your criteria quickly.


Dans Helsinki

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If your schedule allows you to make the most of a visit to Helsinki, the city center is the ideal place to stay. Accommodation is less expensive than near the airport. What’s more, the city has excellent public transport links. In fact, trains run every ten minutes, taking you to the airport in just thirty minutes. Ideally, you should stay close to the main railway station or a streetcar station.

A little time before your departure? Then wander the streets to take in the many wonders of the city center and Senate Square. The West Harbour, the Lutheran Cathedral and the Design Museum are other must-sees in Helsinki.

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Vantaa, idéale pour dormir, près de l'aéroport d'Helsinki

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Vantaa is part of the Helsinki metropolitan area. It is home to the airport. As a result, you’ll find many hotels in Vantaa, most of which offer free shuttle services to the airport. What’s more, there’s a train station close by to make the connection. It’s not quite the same as downtown Helsinki, but Vantaa does offer a few things to do. In particular, you can enjoy the Science Museum, the Aviation Museum, numerous parks and a large shopping center.

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Where to park at Helsinki airport?

If you need to park at Helsinki airport, you can book cheap airport parking in advance. There are five parking lots, and further private parking lots are available a little further away.