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Helsinki Travel Guide

Taxi Travel

There are numerous taxi stands; central stands are at Rautatientori at the station, the main bus station, Linja-autoasema, and in the Esplanade. Taxis can also be flagged, but this can be difficult, as many are on radio call and are often on their way to stands, where late-night lines may be very long. An average taxi ride in Helsinki can cost around €10; a taxi from the airport can cost €30 or more. All taxis in Helsinki go through the Taxi Center, or you can call Kovanen, a private company for taxis, vans, luxury minibuses, and limousine services.


Kovanen (0200/6060 €1.25 per minute plus local charge, open 24 hrs.

Taxi Center (0100/0700 Immediate, €1.15 plus local charge; 0100/0600 Advance, €6.40 added to fare, plus €1.15 per call plus 16 cents per 10 seconds plus local charge.

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