Top tips for renting a car at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the main airport in Finland and services the city of Helsinki. The airport is 10.6 miles north of Helsinki city centre in the city of Vantaa and is easily accessed from the national road E18.
There are six different options when looking for car hire at Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. You will find the Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport car hire desks when moving between Terminal 1 and 2. They are all situated in the corridor that connects the two terminals. Collection and drop-off of your hire car happens in the rental car lot, which is called parking Hall 3 or P3.
All the agents providing car hire at Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport operate seven days a week; however, they do have different operating times depending on the company. Avis and Budget car hire companies both close at 18:00, while Hertz closes at 23:00. Europcar, National, Enterprise and National all close at 00:00 and Rental and Sixt are both open 24h a day. Keep that in mind when booking a car for a flight that arrives or departs at an irregular time to avoid having to book an after-hours package.
To ensure smooth sailing when returning the hire car during peak traffic times, a representative from the relevant Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport car hire company will come and meet you in the parking garage of P3. They will do a walk through to complete the car inspection, process any additional payment if needed and any paperwork required to complete the rental agreement. The peak traffic times in the airport are between 10:00 and 18:00 daily.
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FAQs about renting a car at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
All the agents offering car hire at Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, you will find a one-way policy, this is where you can hire a car for a pre-paid amount with unlimited mileage and no restrictions on for 12h. Collecting it from the airport and leaving it at your end location. At either another office of the rental company that is close to where you are at that time, or you can arrange with the car hire representative on the collection of the vehicle for a pick-up point.
If you have your skis or snowboarding equipment with you and are planning on hitting the slopes, you can request a ski box from the rental agents to safely and securely transport your gear. This is considered an additional service and could be charged at a daily rate depending on the car rental agents policy. It is also a must to book this in advance to avoid the disappointment of unavailability if booked at the last minute.
Do not panic, it's not hard at all! We recommend you head towards the car hire company National. They are well known for having staff versed in multiple languages from all across the globe. Better yet, look for the available deals on KAYAK and book directly on the website beforehand to minimise the communication at the collection desk.
Hertz is our selection for business travellers, they offer a 24h pick-up and return policy on all their hire cars returning to the airport because they know business trips can keep unusual hours to stay on schedule. They also offer a satisfying range of flashier models of car for making a statement when arriving at your business meetings from sports cars to up-market cabriolets.
On average a rental car at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport costs C$ 72 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to off-airport locations include Scandia Rent, Hertz, and Avis.