Are you landing at Helsinki HEL airport and would you like to explore Helsinki and its surroundings by rental car? Then it is worth considering renting a car directly at the airport from one of the five car rental companies. Compare car rental deals with Driveboo at the Helsinki airport and book your rental car online instantly before your arrival.
You enter Helsinki Airport (HEL) either in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 and have the possibility to collect your baggage on one of the three different baggage carousels. After you have crossed customs, you should look out for the connecting passage between Terminal 1 and 2, where you will find the car hire companies where you can collect your documents after the deposit has been paid. The car park on which you can find your rental car and later park it is located on the right side of Terminal 1, close to Parking Zone 3.
Please note that most of the following car hire companies at Helsinki Airport are only open by prior arrangement. Therefore it is essential that you inform your car hire company if you arrive sooner or later than planned, so as not to be confronted with closed counters. The following rental car companies have a counter at the airport:
Helsinki, which can be reached with more than 90 sights and landmarks as well as more than 60 museums in only a short driving time by rental car. If the weather is good, start your visit at the Fin castle, visit the impressive Temppeliaukio church, take a look at the Seurasaari open-air museum and make some excursions to the surrounding area. We have put together some of the most interesting cities that are worth a trip with a rental car:
|Destination||Distance to Helsinki Airport||Travel time|
|Helsinki city center||20 km||30 minutes|
|Porvoo||50 km||37 minutes|
|Hyvinkäää||50 km||36 minutes|
|Turku||170 km||1 h 50 minutes|
It is forbidden in Finland to use a mobile phone in the car with your ear. The alcohol limit is 0.5 per mille in Finland. In Finland there is a light obligation during the day and not only drivers and occupants of a car must wear appropriate warning vests in the event of a breakdown, but also all pedestrians who move outside of closed villages. However, in the latter case you can also make yourself visible with reflective tapes.
Whoever rides on Finland's roads with a rental car hardly has to change over to the maximum speed limits, as they amount to a certain amount:
|Road category||Maximum speed|
|Inner city||50 km/h|
|Out of town||80 - 100 km/h|
Fortunately, throughout the whole of Finland you will find special short-stay parking zones with a so-called parking meter, which you can pay after registering with your mobile phone.
Take advantage of the flexibility offered by a rental car and make a few detours to the most spectacular places and landscapes, some of which we have put together for you below:
When renting a rental car, book a suitable navigation system so that you can enjoy your stay right from the start.
As an international airport with a high volume of passengers, you as a guest at the airport naturally have no shortage of anything. Exchange money, sip a warm drink on cold winter days, stock up on body care products in the duty-free area, use the hotel and conference service, go shopping in one of the boutiques or simply relax in the lounge.