Car Hire in Helsinki, Finland

Car Hire in Helsinki


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Car Hire Locations in Helsinki

Rent a car in Helsinki with Europcar

Finland’s capital city is compact enough to explore on foot once you have arrived here in your hire car, and is a great city break destination with its coastal location, diverse architectural styles, and delicious Nordic cuisine. Driving out of the city just a short distance will get you to plenty of other fascinating attractions and beautiful scenery - so make the most of your hire car and get exploring!

The Europcar car rental experience in Helsinki

To make your car rental experience as convenient as possible, we have three offices in Helsinki, so you’re sure to find one close to you. Our rental station at Helsinki International Airport is located between the two terminals and just half an hour from the city, close to the E12, E18 and E75 motorways.

If a central location suits you better, the Helsinki City office is conveniently situated just to the north of the centre, close to the E12. And the Helsinki Herttoniemi rental station is a 15 minute drive from the centre of town.

We’re sure to have the right vehicle for you, whatever it is you need it for and wherever you’re going. Small city cars for sightseeing around town? Check. Medium sized family cars for travelling further out and about? Check. Large people carriers for taking the whole family plus equipment north for some skiing? Check. Even a practical van for moving house? Check! From a Volkswagen Up to a Volkswagen Transporter, we’ve got the vehicle for the job.

Car rental from Europcar is great value and convenient with no hidden charges, just competitive year-round prices, flexible short and long-term deals and a great choice of vehicles. Plus, you have the option to drop your hire car off at a Europcar station close to your destination if you only want to make a one-way trip. The choice is yours!

Driving in Helsinki

Driving around Finland is generally a pleasant experience due to the lack of congestion and beautiful scenery. Remember to drive on the right hand side of the road and overtake to the left. Speed limits are 50km/h in built-up areas, 100-120km/h on motorways, and a variable limit of between 80 and 100km/h on other roads.

In Helsinki most on-street parking is chargeable – pay at a ticket machine and then display the ticket inside your car. The rate is 1.40 euro / hour. You can move to a different parking space using the same ticket as long as it has time remaining on it. Separate parking arrangements and charges are in place at the train station and airport.

Most petrol stations will accept credit card payment. There are no toll roads in Finland.

Discover Helsinki and surroundings by car

Helsinki is a beautiful city and if you’re here in summer make sure you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Esplanadi, a green space in the middle of town with pretty gardens, pathways and an outdoor venue where shows and live music performances are staged in the warmer months.

Keen to take advantage of your hire car and see what else is on offer? Half an hour from the city is the fascinating Seurasaari Island, an open-air museum spread across the whole island. Historical workshops, farms, houses and cottages are connected by a network of trails, and tell the story of life in rural Finland over the past 400 years. History buffs will be in their element!

Prefer something more modern? Two and a half hours north of Helsinki is the Särkänniemi amusement park, the second largest in Finland. With rides, rollercoasters, an aquarium, zoo and museum, there’s sure to be enough to keep everyone entertained all day!

With Privilege, be rewarded for choosing Europcar

Europcar Privilege program is our free international loyalty scheme, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Our loyalty program will enable you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Privilege membership allow you to get a free weekend each time you move up in an upper tier level. Find out more.

Travel safely with Europcar

As part of our safety program, all our vehicles are rigorously cleaned with organic disinfectants and we do everything we can to offer you a contactless experience.

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Car hire at Helsinki is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Helsinki for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Helsinki. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Helsinki with certified commitments.