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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki car hire information

Pick-up locationHelsinki
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Economy estate car, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Full-size estate car, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Luxury estate car, Mini, Passenger van, People carrier, Pick-up truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium estate car, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard estate car, Supplier choice
Hire locations74
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesSixt, Alamo, Scandia Rent, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car hire in Helsinki

£27/dayEconomy
£30/dayCompact
£34/dayIntermediate
£46/dayStandard
£82/dayFull-size
£85/dayPeople carrier
£25/dayMini
£68/dayPremium
£101/dayPassenger van
£68/dayLuxury
£34/dayCompact estate car
£45/dayEconomy estate car
£45/dayCommercial
£47/daySupplier choice
£49/dayIntermediate estate car
£55/dayCompact SUV
£60/dayIntermediate SUV
£68/dayStandard estate car
£68/dayFull-size estate car
£75/dayPremium estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Helsinki car hire reviews and directory

From £26/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
Most popular
9 Excellent (36 reviews)
5 locations in Helsinki
Sixt
Locations in Helsinki
John Stenbergin ranta 4+358 201 122 553
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Mekaanikonkatu 14/17+358 201 122 582
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Terminal 1, Car Rental Center+358 201 122 515
Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
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Friday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday07:00 - 18:00
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Sunday07:00 - 18:00
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Työpajankatu 2+358 201 122 500
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
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Valokaari 8+358 201 122 534
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent27 Jan 2019
Pros: Everyone were helpful and friendly. They considered that the renter was an American and provided an automatic without extra pay
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2018
Extra milePros: Quick pickup and answered questions. Upon return I explained to the gentleman that I needed assistance to get to terminal 2, as I use crutches. His reply was "Let's make it happen" and he dropped me off at the terminal. Made my day!!Cons: Location was a bit of a hassle to get to and not easy to find on return. GPS needs update as it was difficult to input tourist sites and even location of return.
8.4 Excellent15 Aug 2018
Excellent....until plans changePros: Excellent face to face staff. Straightforward service, reasonable price.Cons: I had a flight delay and needed to confirm and hopefully alter my pickup date but in spite of hours spent it was impossible to get hold of anyone even direct by phone to sixt hq or the rental office and they have no live chat. Seems from other reviews unanswered calls is normal.
9.2 Excellent3 Jul 2018
Pros: The car was much nicer than I expected at a reasonable price.Cons: Rental desk was very hard to find: was located in a car dealership with no signs outside.
9.6 Excellent4 Sep 2017
Pros: Sixt is great. They were flexible at the return location and time, and the vehicle they provided had just 2500km on it. Daniel Immonen at the rental counter was very friendly and helpful in answering my questions and making adjustments to the reservation. I've had good luck with them, and this was no exception.Cons: The rental car return at Helsinki airport is hard to find, at least for me. The signage was not obvious, and the gps in the rental directed us back to the rental counter, instead of rental car return. We had to go into the airport and ask directions, and even then it was difficult to find. But this is more an airport problem than a sixt problem.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2017
Pros: Easy process. No wait.
8.8 Excellent26 Jun 2017
View and Baggage Space InferiorPros: I liked how the handled. Also appreciated the auto transmission.Cons: Did not like lack of baggage space. There were too many blind spots, windows too small. Passenger space in the back was cramped and the seat backs in front combined with small window viewing made it hard for passengers to enjoy the scenery. A GPS wou ld have also been helpful.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2017
Pros: Great service when i had to charge the vehicle type with email, I filled out all the information on the web site so it was very fast getting the car at Helsinki airport. Nice car (SUV) great on fuel.Cons: Nothing about Sixt but Kayak conformation did not include the "security code" so i could not change my reservation through the web site. However i contacted them via email and they made my changes and sent a Sixt conformation with "security code "
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2017
Impossible to changeCons: Needed to upgrade the car to fit two more passengers. That turned out to be impossible. All cars were so expensive that I had to cancel the reservation, with about 80€ penalty, and rent from a competitor.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2017
Great value for moneyPros: We rented a Skoda Citigo. A bit on the small side for me, at almost 2M tall, but what a great little car. We averaged 4L/100Kms. It was ideal for the two of us with luggage.Cons: A bit like an Alamo rental when you go to pick up the car. A bit of a hike in Helsinki Airport, humping 2 trolleys over to P3, Level 2.
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From £29/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
8 locations in Helsinki
Hertz
Locations in Helsinki
C/o Autokeskus A-bldg 2 Fl+358 205 552 470
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Fleminginkatu 34+358 205 552 300
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
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Friday07:00 - 18:00
International Airport+358 205 552 100
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00
Mekaanikonkatu 12+358 205 552 320
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Friday08:00 - 16:00
Puusepankatu 2+358 205 552 450
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Ristipellontie 5c 2nd Floor+358 205 552 330
Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Runeberginkatu 5+358 205 552 300
Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Vantaanlaaksontie 6 A+358 205 552 440
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2019
Pros: Hertz is uncompromising #1. Thank you!
From £24/dayRated no. 3
Avis
9.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
4 locations in Helsinki
Avis
Locations in Helsinki
Malminkatu 24+358 104 362 222
Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Mekaanikonkatu 16+358 104 362 242
Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Mekaanikonkatu 2+358 104 362 200
Monday07:30 - 15:00
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Vantaa+358 104 362 244
Monday09:00 - 15:00
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Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 10
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  • 9.3
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent1 Jan 2017
Great service, bad carPros: Easy, fast and efficient rental.no forms or any other rubbish to do at the airport.Cons: Car was rubbish. Didn't have Bluetooth and the upgrade felt like a downgrade. Bigger car was more expensive but would have preferred a better spec ed lower car.
From £27/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Helsinki
Budget
Locations in Helsinki
Malminkatu 24
Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Mekaanikonkatu 2
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent9 Sep 2017
Pros: Efficient.Cons: We were given a shift gear car. Not driven a shift gear car for a while so it was tricky driving one especially as it is on the left hand drive. We drive on the right hand in Malaysia. Also perhaps some basic explanation.about traffic rules in finland should have been given. We were not aware a time display must be put on.the dash board when parking. We nearly got a ticket written for this as we were totally unaware of this requirement. Good thing the enforcement officer came by a little while after we parked and we saw him approach the car. We ran back to the car to find out what we had done wrong and he kindly explained this
8.0 Excellent22 Jun 2017
Pros: Pickup was easy and the staff friendly and helpful. I also liked the car, a BMW.Cons: The rental fee doesn't include any kind of insurance. Also, if you drop off the car when the office is closed, you have to find street parking. And make sure to get familiar with traffic signs, I didn't notice I parked in a no-parking zone, and a $90 ticket was added to my bill.
From £21/dayRated no. 5
Scandia Rent
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (2 reviews)
10 locations in Helsinki
Scandia Rent
Locations in Helsinki
Asema- Aukio 2+358 400 220 112
Helsinki Airport
Helsinki East suburb, Herttoniemi+358 102 355 225
Hämeentie 37+358 973 8967
Mannerheimintie 50+358 4013 5011
Maurinkatu 16+358 9135 2604
Olympia terminal+358 963 3194
Pietarinkatu 22+358 963 3194
Ratapihantie 11 a 6+358 400 152 520
Teboil Itäväylä Linnavuorentie 30+358 207 435 345
  • 10
  • 7
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Recent reviews
From £55/day
ADDCAR RENTAL
8 locations in Helsinki
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Helsinki
1, Kaivokatu
23-25, Töölönkatu
Helsinki Center, Paavo Nurmen Kuja 1
Helsinki East, Kastelholmantie 2
Helsinki Railway Station Asema-Aukio
Helsinki West Matkamiehenpolku 2
Helsinki airport arrival hall terminal 2
Linnanrakentajantie 6+358 207 032 987
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
8 locations in Helsinki
Sunnycars
Locations in Helsinki
Elielinaukio 5
Laivalahdenkatu 8 B
Malminkatu 24
Mekaanikonkatu 10
Paivalaisentie 1-6
Puusepankatu 2
Ristipellontie 1C
Runeberginkatu 5
Recent reviews
From £38/day
Firent
4 locations in Helsinki
Firent
Locations in Helsinki
Erottajankatu 4+358 104 239 944
Helsinki Railway Station+358 600 550 701
Malminkartanonkuja 1+358 207 419 070
Olympiaranta 1+358 104 239 944
Recent reviews
From £24/day
GREEN MOTION
4 locations in Helsinki
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Helsinki
Cumulus Hotel Hakaniemi Siltasaarenkatu 14+358 201 213 590
Cumulus Hotel Meilahti Tukholmankatu 2
Cumulus Hotel Seurahuone, Kaivokatu 12+358 201 213 590
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Mannerheimintie 109+358 201 213 510
Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
From £23/day
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Helsinki
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Helsinki
Elielinaukio 5
Helsinki Vantaa Aiport+358 403 062 800
Monday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Mannerheimintie 40+358 403 062 803
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
c/o Volkswagen Center Helsinki+358 403 062 804
Recent reviews
From £41/day
Europcar
3 locations in Helsinki
Europcar
Locations in Helsinki
50 m from HEL RS, Elielinaukio 5+358 403 062 803
50m From Helsinki Main Railstation+358 403 062 803
Mekaanikonkatu 10, VW Center+358 403 062 804
Recent reviews
Dollar
2 locations in Helsinki
Dollar
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Airport, Finland+358 205 552 100
Monday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00
Runeberginkatu 5+358 205 552 300
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Recent reviews
From £31/day
Enterprise
2 locations in Helsinki
Enterprise
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Vantaa Airport+358 105 252 282
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Laivalahdenkatu 8 B+358 105 252 870
Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
Recent reviews
From £27/day
Global Rent A Car
2 locations in Helsinki
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Helsinki
Elannontie 9
Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Recent reviews
From £29/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Helsinki
Thrifty
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Airport, Finland+358 2055 5210
Monday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00
Runeberginkatu 5+358 205 552 300
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Helsinki
YourRent
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Rail Station Office
Helsinki Vantaa Airport
Recent reviews
From £28/day
Alamo
1 location in Helsinki
Alamo
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Vantaa Airport+358 105 252 282
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Helsinki
AutoEurope
Locations in Helsinki
Vantaa Airport
Recent reviews
From £30/day
National
1 location in Helsinki
National
Locations in Helsinki
Helsinki Vantaa Airport+358 105 252 282
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Recent reviews
Touring Rent Auto
1 location in Helsinki
Touring Rent Auto
Locations in Helsinki
Tiilenlyojankuja 6
Recent reviews
44 travellers who hired a car in Helsinki gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.9

Car hire locations in or near Helsinki

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£35/day

Good deal

£27/day

When to book a car hire in Helsinki

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Helsinki

  • Not only a major political and economic hub for Finland and the Nordic area, Helsinki is also blessed with astounding landscapes ranging from the sea and the many islands, to the snow-covered mountains in the distance. The best way to explore Helsinki and all of its grand, isolated beauty is with a hire car, letting you escape the beaten track and discover what makes it one of the world’s most livable cities. Also take the time to drive east towards Porvoo and Loviisa, two seaside fishing villages that will give you an authentic taste of the Nordic lifestyle.
  • Helsinki Airport is located within the small city of Vantaa, roughly 20 km (12 miles) from the city center of Helsinki. Use KAYAK to view the best available deals for hire cars at Helsinki Airport. Major global agencies including Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Europcar have counters located in the arrivals hall corridor between terminals 1 and 2.
  • It is a legal requirement to always drive with your headlights on in Finland, whether it be through the darkest nights of winter or the brightest days of summer. Depending on the newness of the car model you rent, headlights may automatically turn on when the engine starts or you may need to manually flick them on in older models.
  • Finnish roads are not only impeccably designed and well built, they also rarely house traffic congestion. Driving wherever you want to go in Helsinki, even the center of town, is a peaceful experience; delays only stretch to ten or twenty minutes at the worst. Be careful if you visit during the winter when roads are covered in snow by reducing your driving speed and provide additional time for braking.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Helsinki for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Helsinki at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Helsinki are around 62% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Helsinki are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Helsinki

  • Some car hire companies in Helsinki which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Avis and Alamo

  • On average a car hire in Helsinki costs £35 per day.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Helsinki.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Scandia Rent (£19/day), Enterprise (£20/day) and Budget (£26/day).

  • Car hire companies onsite at Helsinki-Vantaa airport include Sixt, Scandia Rent, Global Rent A Car, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, keddy by Europcar and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Scandia Rent, Avis, Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and ADDCAR RENTAL.

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Scandia Rent Helsinki Airport (11 miles from the city centre).

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Helsinki costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Helsinki costs £40 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Helsinki costs £29 per day, on average.

  • In Helsinki, cars are most frequently hired at Scandia Rent Helsinki Airport (11 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Helsinki costs £246 per week (£35 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Helsinki costs £1,053 per month (£35 per day).

  • With consideration for the high quality of roads in and surrounding Helsinki, you should choose any car that best suits your personal needs and driving preferences. It is a requirement for all cars in Finland to be equipped with all-weather or studded tires. Enquire with your hire company which tires they provide and any recommendations they have for their use.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit in urban areas of Helsinki is 50 km/h (31 mph). On large provincial roads the speed limit can vary between 80 km/h (49 mph) and 100 km/h (62 mph), while on motorways the maximum speed can increase to 120 km/h (74 mph). During winter months the speed limit on all provincial roads and motorways reduces to 80 km/h (49 mph).

  • You can expect to pay approximately €1.54 per liter of petrol in Helsinki, which equates to approximately $6.60 USD per gallon. Roughly 40% of the petrol stations across Finland are serviced with personnel, with rural, isolated stations more likely to be prepaid and unmanned. Numerous petrol stations are located along the E45 highway, which connects Helsinki Airport to the center of the city.

  • On-street parking is accessible throughout the downtown district, at a cost of about €2 ($2.25 USD) or €4 ($4.50 USD) per hour, depending on its proximity to the center of town. All parking regulated by the City of Helsinki is free after 9 pm on weekdays, after 6 pm on Saturdays, and all day on Sundays.