Car Rental Helsinki

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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment feesWhen the booking is cancelled within two days of being made.
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Helsinki

Hertz has over six branches offering affordable and practical car rental in Helsinki, helping to take the stress out of hiring a vehicle and giving you the opportunity to explore this superb city at your own pace. Free from the tram timetables, metro schedules, and expensive taxi fares, renting a car in Helsinki from Hertz gives you greater control over where and when you travel around the ‘White City of the North’.

Although it might be one of the most prosperous cities in the world, Helsinki still retains a distinct ‘village’ atmosphere. The Finns are a friendly and polite people, so you’ll find you feel at home very quickly. There’s also a lot to see and do, from the imposing grandeur of Helsinki Cathedral to the thrills, spills and white-knuckle rides you’ll find at Linnanmäki Amusement Park. Renting a car in Helsinki is the best way to ensure you get to see the sights you want to.

Driving and Parking in Helsinki

To rent a car in Helsinki, you’ll need to be a minimum of 21 years’ old and have a full. UK driving license. In addition, you’ll need your passport and a credit card. Aside from these, there’s nothing else you need to get on the road. International driving permits are accepted, but not a requirement. For more information about driving regulations in Helsinki, take a look at our page about renting a car in Finland.

Although the car is the chosen method of transport for those living in Helsinki, there are relatively few on the road compared to the UK. As a result, the rush-hour traffic is virtually non-existent when you weigh it up against British standards. If you really want to be sure you miss the occasional traffic jam then aim to set off after 9.00am and avoid traveling between 4.30pm and 6.00 – although the volume of traffic will make little or no difference to your journey times.

Given the low number of cars on the road, finding somewhere to park is rarely a problem. Most parking zones operate between the hours of 7am and 9pm from Monday to Friday. The city is divided into three parking zones: Zones 1, 2 and 3. The basic rule of thumb is that the closer you park to the centre of the city, the more expensive the fee. For those who want to park on the outskirts, Helsinki does offer ‘park and ride’ services to the main shopping streets. The park and ride facilities are also useful if you happen to be attending one of the city’s many music events.

Pickup Locations Helsinki

  • Helsinki Vantaa Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-We 0000-0100 0700-2400, Th 0700-2400, Fr 0700-2300, Sa 0830-2000, Su 0830-2400

    Address: Corridor between Terminal 1 and 2

    Phone: +358 20 555 2100

  • Vantaanportti Autokeskus-Building

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Silvastintie 4,
    A Building, 2nd floor

    Phone: +358 20 555 2470

  • Helsinki Kaivoksela Bilia-Building

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Vantaanlaaksontie 6 A

    Phone: +358 20 555 2440

  • Helsinki City Centre Mannerheimintie

    Opening hours: Seasonal location: Sep-May: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1500, Su closed // Jun-Aug: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1500, Su 0900-1300
    New address from 17 March 2014: Runeberginkatu 5, 00100 Helsinki.

    Address: Mannerheimintie 44

    Phone: 020 5552300

  • Helsinki Herttoniemi Automaa-Building

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1500, Sa-Su Closed.

    Address: Mekaanikonkatu 12

    Phone: +358 20 555 2320

  • Helsinki Konala Autokeskus-Building

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1500, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Ristipellontie 7, , BMW & Peugeot Service Area

    Phone: 358-20-555-2330

  • Helsinki City Central

    Opening hours: (Seasonal location): Sep-May: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0900-1400, Su Closed // Jun-Aug: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1500, Su 0900-1300

    Address: Runeberginkatu 5

    Phone: +358 20 555 2300

  • Helsinki Herttoniemi Bilia-building

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1500, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Puusepankatu 2

    Phone: +358 20 555 2450

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Driving in and around Helsinki

Key Routes

When you rent a car in Helsinki, you’ll quickly find that the city’s boulevards and road networks will get you to wherever you want to go within its confines. If you want to head to the main shopping areas, you’ll need to look out for Pohjoisesplanadi and Eteläesplanadi: these are Helsinki’s most popular shopping streets and are conveniently close to the Esplanadi park, where you’ll find visitors and locals picnicking in the summer.

If you want to see what’s beyond the city, there are seven major highways, numbered from one to seven, which branch out from the centre of Helsinki and spreading out to the north, east and west.

Major Highways

The seven highways that radiate from the city are the best routes to take if you want to explore bit more of the country. Highway Four is the best route to take if you want to head to the north, taking you as far as Utsjoki and the Sami Bridge, which will lead you into Norway. As long as you remember that the Finnish drive on the right and to keep your headlights on at all times, you should find driving in Helsinki no problem at all.