Flights to Helsinki

Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland, is where modern design seamlessly mixes with unforgettable natural beauty and rich history. Nestled along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Helsinki shows off with a long list of serene landscapes to take in. It’s easy to see why the city has been nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Baltic Sea’.

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Discover Helsinki’s coastal charm

Fly to Helsinki with British Airways and discover the striking architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, which is carved into solid rock.

Soak up the thriving market atmosphere at the Old Market Hall before taking some time to wander through the picturesque streets of the Design District, showcasing Finland’s innovative approach to arts and crafts. Witness Helsinki's magical coast coming alive at the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where historic fortifications meet photo-ready sea views.

Before you leave, make sure to embrace the city's sauna culture, unwind in its luscious parks or hop on a ferry to explore some nearby islands. Book your holiday to Helsinki now.

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Flight time

3 hours

Time zone

GMT +2



Helsinki flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Helsinki Airport takes just under three hours.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Helsinki. Summer and winter are the most popular times of the year to visit the city, so book your flights in the spring or autumn to save while enjoying the changing seasons. You can look forward to blooming gardens or colourful foliage with fewer crowds. Just remember to bring layers for the changing weather.

You can make a trip to Helsinki fit any budget. Explore the bustling Market Square, where local vendors sell budget-friendly Finnish treats. Relax in the city's charming parks, like Esplanadi and Sibelius, which are perfect for picnics and leisurely walks. Discover iconic free-entry sites like Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Take advantage of Helsinki's efficient public transportation system to navigate the city on a budget or join a free walking tour to revel in the impressive design scene.

Once you land in Helsinki Airport, the city centre is just 20 kilometres away. You can catch an airport shuttle bus or a taxi from outside the terminal building, which should get you to your destination in around 20-30 minutes.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Finland has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Helsinki is the perfect destination to enjoy beautiful nature and modern architecture in one place. To complete your trip, explore Kallio, a hipster district with quirky cafes and vintage shops before relaxing at Loyly, a stylish waterfront sauna complex. Then wander through Kaivopuisto Park, where you can take in sea views and tranquil green spaces. Don't miss the annual Helsinki Festival either, a vibrant celebration of Finnish arts and music.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

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Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

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