Cheap flights to Helsinki

Flights to Helsinki in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,708Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,247From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa
One-way from$575One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL)

Cheap flights to Helsinki in January, February 2022

The best prices found for HEL flights for January, February
7 Feb. - 17 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

2 stops

31h 20m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

32h 30m
$1,326

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

17 Feb. - 24 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

2 stops

34h 50m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

32h 30m
$1,348

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

17 Feb. - 24 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

3 stops

46h 20m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

45h 45m
$1,436

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Helsinki 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Helsinki found for this year
17 Oct. - 31 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

1 stop

28h 15m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 35m
$1,166

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

17 Oct. - 31 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

2 stops

33h 50m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 35m
$1,213

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

8 May - 21 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

1 stop

31h 25m
HEL

Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

23h 15m
$1,247

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Can I fly to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa.

Can I fly back to Australia from Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa?

Returning to Australia from Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Helsinki?

The cheapest ticket to Helsinki found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,338

February

$1,272

March

$1,355

April

$1,387

May

$1,366

June

$1,461

July

$1,566

August

$1,505

September

$1,468

October

$1,233

November

$1,271

December

$1,693

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Helsinki. Flying to Helsinki in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Helsinki?

Average Helsinki flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - HEL

Price

$1,234 - $2,067

HEL

Temperature

-6 - 16 °C

HEL

Precipitation

30 - 70 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, April is seen as the time to fly to Helsinki, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Helsinki, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being August.

When is the best time to book a flight to Helsinki?

The best time to book flights to Helsinki is 49 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Helsinki?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Helsinki. Flying on Wednesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Helsinki?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Helsinki trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to fly

A good time to look for cheap flights to Helsinki would be in the summer months when Helsinki enjoys long days and warm temperatures. Between May and August temperatures are at their highest, between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius, making this a pleasant time to visit the city. During the summer, Helsinki experiences very long days, with over 18 hours of daylight. During one of the most popular months to visit, August, the Helsinki Festival takes place. This is Finland’s largest multi-arts festival which showcases a wide varied programme, from classical to pop music, contemporary dance to theatre and visual arts to children’s events. Various venues across the city host this event, which lasts two weeks. If you are planning to attend this festival make sure to book your flights to Helsinki well in advance.

Between November and February temperatures in the city can drop below freezing, making this a less popular time of the year for visiting. During winter daylight only lasts around 5 to 6 hours, with the cloudy weather making the city seem even darker. However, the cold, snowy environment can have its own distinct charm, so if you don’t mind the weather you may be able to find cheap flights to Helsinki, whilst still finding plenty of interesting things to keep you occupied. One such event which makes this a wonderful time to visit is the unique Lux Helsinki event which lights up the city during the darkest time of the year. Watch the magnificent light installations by Finish and International artists, free of charge, when the winter sun goes down, during January. This visually spectacular light art provides both visitors and locals a new perspective of the city.

Why visit

A flight to Helsinki will take you to Finland’s capital; an intriguing city that blends a progressive lifestyle with outstanding contemporary architecture. Sitting on a peninsular on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the city is surrounded by water on all sides, making it a popular destination for those who want to mix a bustling city life with attractive natural surroundings. Known as the “Daughter of the Baltic”, the city incorporates a network of islands, each of which has its own distinct characteristics. Korkeasaari Island is the home of Finland’s largest zoo, one of the city’s most popular attractions, which is accessible by bridge from the island of Mustikkamaa. Another popular tourist attraction is Suomenlinna Island Fortress, a World Heritage Site that can be explored on foot with a guided tour. Many visitors who fly to Helsinki are fascinated by the modern architecture within the city, and one of its most famous and unusual buildings is Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Rock Church. This unique place of worship was designed to incorporate the bedrock into its structure and is famous for its incredible acoustics. At the heart of the city centre, Senate Square provides a dramatic sight for any new visitor. Incorporating four major landmarks within the square, including the majestic Helsinki Cathedral, it’s a popular point on the tourist map. Alongside its architectural wonders, Helsinki is also a centre of contemporary arts and culture. Many visitors are drawn to Sibelius Park to visit The Sibelius Monument, a modern statue of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This famous monument resembles organ pipes and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Following a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax in the leafy surroundings of Esplanade Park, where local residents enjoy various events, such as concert performances and folk dancing.

Getting around Helsinki

There is an excellent public transport system that operates within the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off the metro, trams and buses using a single ticket.

Getting downtown from the airport

Helsinki Airport (HEL) is located 17 km north of the city centre. As the main international airport for the city and the rest of the country, there are plenty of transport options available. Buses make regular journeys to the city centre. The airport also has a major taxi station outside the arrivals area and several car rental companies can be found in the terminals as well.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Helsinki?

If you book a flight to Helsinki, you will be flying into Helsinki-Vantaa, which is the city’s only airport. Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) is located 17.1 km from the center of Helsinki.