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Daily Car Hire Rates in Helsinki

  • Mini

    Volkswagen Up
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    From € 31.47
  • Economy

    Nissan Micra
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 32.28
  • Compact

    Toyota Auris
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 33.90
  • Estate

    Volkswagen Golf Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 44.72
  • Standard

    Skoda Octavia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 45.96

*daily rates in Helsinki based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Helsinki car hire

hi Fiona, we are staying at the Hilton Strand, Helsinki. Can you drop the car off here at 10.00 tomorrow morning?

I understand that the rental agent is based at the Hotel, you can confirm rental agent address when you proceed to quote, the pick up address is stated.

Helsinki Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Helsinki was voted the world design capital in 2009.
  • There have been plans to merge Helsinki with its neighbor Vantaa.
  • Don’t forget that if you are looking for car hire Helsinki we also have rental vehicles at the airport.
  • From Helsinki it is a 250 mile drive to Stockholm in Sweden.
  • An estimated 25% of the Finnish population lives in Helsinki.

Helsinki Mini Guide

Helsinki was built by Russian Tsars to look like St Petersburg. They were obviously successful as Finland’s capital has been used by film crews who are trying to replicate the Russian city.

Helsinki buildings

Just over half a million people live in Helsinki, so it feels somewhere between a large town and a small city. Helsinki is nevertheless very cosmopolitan and although most of its inhabitants are Finnish, many of them speak more than one language with English being particularly popular. Helsinki is surrounded by an archipelago of islands meaning that it is a great place to visit in the summer when you can take a boat out across the beautiful waters.

Helsinki sea

To get into Helsinki look for flights to Helsinki Vantaa International Airport. Once there you can pick up your Rhino rental car and make the short 15 minute journey south to the city itself. This will save you a fortune on hiring a taxi. If you have got a cheap Ryanair flight to Tampere or Tallinn in Estonia, inquire about the possibility of having different pick up and drop off points for the vehicle if this is more convenient. All of these airports are connected to Finland by express highways. Alternatively you may be able to get the ferry across to Helsinki from Stockholm in Sweden or Tallinn. Parking can be a bit tricky in the centre of Helsinki and is pricey at three euros per hour but it is usually free over the weekends. There are also a couple of large underground car parks which you can use in the city centre.

Going out in Helsinki can be a lot of fun as many of its residents adhere to the hard drinking mantra of northern European countries. The Vappu pagan carnival is perhaps the best example of this. It all starts on the evening of 30th April when the statue in the central square has the cap of a college student laid on its head. All night parties can be found in the clubs and bars from then on. The following day people head en mass for a champagne picnic at Kaivopuisto Park no matter how cold or rainy it might turn out to be.

Helsinki Kaivopuisto Park

This is just one of many pretty parks in Helsinki. Others include the huge Keskuspuistos central park and the Esplanadin Puisto which is a good spot to see an outdoor performance or meet people.

Latest Update from Helsinki:

21/05/12 - 2012 marks the award of World Design Capital to Helsinki, already known for decades for its cool, modern designs. The award has given the city the excuse to become even bolder in interpreting the concept of design and you'll be wowed by the brilliance of the exhibits. Running from the 12th May to the 16th September, grab your tickets for a marvellous day out.

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Helsinki is the biggest city in Finland and it is located in Uusimaa. Around 500,000 people live in Helsinki but there are more in Greater Helsinki. Helsinki itself is one of the northernmost cities in the world so wrap up warm if you come. These cold temperatures make car hire in Helsinki is essential.

Helsinki is known as the daughter of the Baltic and its architecture is very Russian having been built in the image of St Petersburg. While Helsinki is a big city it still feels very intimate, especially in the summer when the Finns lap up the sunshine.

Do I need to rent a 4x4 in Helsinki?

You certainly don't need to, but they make a great option if you're heading out of the city.

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