Experience seamless travel from Helsinki Airport with Rhino Car Hire, your trusted partner for exploring Finland's captivating landscapes. With our convenient rental services, you can embark on your Finnish adventure as soon as you touch down. Whether you're eager to explore Helsinki's bustling city center, venture into the tranquil forests of Nuuksio National Park, or discover the charming towns along the coast, our diverse fleet of vehicles has you covered. Enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary and explore at your own pace, all with the assurance of reliable customer support and competitive rates. Book your car hire from Helsinki Airport with Rhino Car Hire and unlock the gateway to unforgettable experiences in Finland.
Hiring a Car at Helsinki Airport
Being the primary international gateway to Finland, Helsinki Airport (also known as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) hosts a plethora of car rental agencies ready to serve every traveler's need. Before you start your Finnish adventure:
Advance Booking: During peak seasons, festivals, or international events, it's advisable to reserve your car ahead of time. This ensures competitive rates and confirms the availability of your chosen vehicle.
Documentation: Make sure you have your valid driving license, an international driving permit (for non-EU citizens when required), and a credit card for car rentals in Finland.
Vehicle Familiarization: Given Helsinki's northern location, winters can be challenging. Take time to familiarize yourself with the vehicle, particularly any winter-specific features.
Exiting the Airport & Road Conditions
Exit Roads: From Helsinki Airport, you'll connect to the Ring III (Kehä III) road, which leads to various parts of the city and connects to major highways.
Road Conditions: Finland is renowned for its excellent road infrastructure. However, given Helsinki's climatic conditions, expect snowy or icy roads during winter months. Ensure your rental vehicle is equipped with winter tires, a requirement from December to February.
Tolls: Unlike some European countries, Finland doesn't have toll roads. However, do be aware of parking fees when in Helsinki's city center or popular attractions.
Traffic: As with any capital city, Helsinki experiences traffic congestion, especially during rush hours (roughly 7-9 am and 4-6 pm). However, once outside the central areas, traffic is generally smooth-flowing.
Distances from Helsinki Airport
To provide a perspective on distances:
- Helsinki City Center: Approximately 20 km, around a 25-minute drive.
- Suomenlinna Sea Fortress: About 22 km, though remember this includes a ferry ride after parking.
- Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church): Roughly 21 km, a 30-minute drive.
- Linnanmäki Amusement Park: Approximately 18 km, about a 25-minute drive.
Hiring a car from Helsinki Airport is your ticket to exploring the Finnish capital and its diverse surroundings at your own pace.