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Helsinki car hire information

Pick-up locationHelsinki
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Hire locations91
Airport locations14

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KAYAK’s 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.
  • Book your car hire in Helsinki at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Helsinki are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Helsinki

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Helsinki?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Helsinki?

    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).

  • Where are the best places to park in Helsinki?

    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.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Helsinki?

    The average price of fuel in Helsinki is R148,77 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 785 and R2 380, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Helsinki?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Helsinki?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Helsinki?

    An Economy car hire in Helsinki costs R544 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Helsinki?

    An Intermediate car hire in Helsinki costs R1 746 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Helsinki?

    A Mini car hire in Helsinki costs R826 per day, on average.

Helsinki car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

8 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Airport

+358 20 5552100

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00

Katajanokanlaituri 8

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Mekaanikonkatu 12

+358 20 5552320

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00

Puusepankatu 2

+358 20 5552450

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59

Ristipellontie 5 C

+358 20 5552330

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59

Runeberginkatu 5

+358 20 5552300

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

Silvastintie 4

+358 20 5552470

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59

Vantaanlaaksontie 6 A

+358 20 5552440

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz is uncompromising #1. Thank you!

1 out of 1

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

50m From Helsinki Main Railstation

+358 403 062 803

Opening times not available

Mekaanikonkatu 10, VW Center

+358 40 3062804

Opening times not available

Office: Mannerheimintie 56

Opening times not available

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Dollar

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Airport, Finland

+358 20 5552100

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00

Runeberginkatu 5

+358 20 5552300

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Amazing, great service

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

9,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Cumulus Hotel Hakaniemi Siltasaarenkatu 14

+358 201 213 590

Opening times not available

Cumulus Hotel Meilahti Tukholmankatu 2

Opening times not available

Cumulus Hotel Seurahuone, Kaivokatu 12

+358 201 213 590

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00

Mannerheimintie 109

+358 201 213 510

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The Green Motion staff in Helsinki was very helpful. I received all of the information I needed to get my car and be on my way. When I dropped the car off, in Rovaniemi, there were no problems. There is no staff there. You just drop the key in a box inside the train station. All in all, an easy and pleasant experience.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Good agent who upgraded the car for us given that our luggage did not fit the original reservation. Hotel Valo is a bit far and they do not have a collection of car to choose from.

1 out of 1

Alamo

9,0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

9.2

One location in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Vantaa Airport

+358 300 308350

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:0000:00 - 01:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was straightforward and convenient, the service, the car, no complaints. :)

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Long walk with heavy luggage to parking garage

1 out of 1

Sixt

8,6

Very Good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.0

7 locations in Helsinki

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Hermannin rantatie 5

+358 20 1122565

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

Hiihtomäentie 17

+358 20 1122500

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

John Stenbergin ranta 4

+358 201 122 553

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

Kaivokatu 1

+358 20 1122565

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

Kalastajatorpantie 1

+358 20 1122500

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

Mekaanikonkatu 14/17

+358 20 1122500

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59

Veturitori 5

+358 20 1122500

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Give a lower price for rentals

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.7

3 locations in Helsinki

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Etela Esplanadi 2

+358 300 308352

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

Helsinki Vantaa Airport

+358 300 308350

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:0000:00 - 01:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Laivalahdenkatu 8 B

+358 300 308351

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Good customer service. Rental price value worth it for an Opel Corsa. Recommended!

1 out of 1

Avis

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Bavaria

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00

Malminkatu 24

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

Mekaanikonkatu 16

+358 104 362 242

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00

Messuaukio 1

+358 10 4362200

Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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Budget

4,8

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

2.0

3 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Malminkatu 24

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

Mekaanikonkatu 2

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00

Messuaukio 1

Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Airport, Finland

+358 20 555210

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00

Runeberginkatu 5

+358 20 5552300

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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Scandia Rent

7,6

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

11 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Asema- Aukio 2

+358 400 220 112

Opening times not available

Helsinki Airport

Opening times not available

Helsinki East suburb, Herttoniemi

+358 102 355 225

Opening times not available

Hämeentie 37

+358 973 8967

Opening times not available

Mannerheimintie 50

+358 4013 5011

Opening times not available

Maurinkatu 16

+358 9135 2604

Opening times not available

Olympia terminal

+358 963 3194

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Pietarinkatu 22

+358 963 3194

Opening times not available

Ratapihantie 11 a 6

+358 400 152 520

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Sahaajankatu 39

Opening times not available

Teboil Itäväylä Linnavuorentie 30

+358 207 435 345

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Autounion Car Rental

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Helsinki

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Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Hotel Delivery, Helsinki

Opening times not available

Pasila Railway station, Mall of Tripla

Opening times not available

Sahaajankatu 45, Helsinki

+358 300 870144

Opening times not available

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National

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Vantaa Airport

+358 300 308350

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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Global Rent A Car

6,8

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Elannontie 9

+358 40 0148950

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

Mannerheimintie 50, Helsinki, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

6,1

Okay

No reviews available

4 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Elielinaukio 5

Opening times not available

Helsinki Vantaa Aiport

+358 403 062 800

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Mannerheimintie 40

+358 403 062 803

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

c/o Volkswagen Center Helsinki

+358 403 062 804

Opening times not available

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ADDCAR RENTAL

No score available yet

10 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

1, Kaivokatu

Opening times not available

23-25, Töölönkatu

Opening times not available

Helsinki Center, Paavo Nurmen Kuja 1

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Helsinki East, Kastelholmantie 2

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Helsinki Railway Station - Arrival Entrance by the bus stops

+358 600 550701

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Helsinki Railway Station Asema-Aukio

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Helsinki West Matkamiehenpolku 2

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Helsinki airport arrival hall terminal 2

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Lentäjäntie 1

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Linnanrakentajantie 6

+358 207 032 987

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Sunnycars

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9 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Elielinaukio 5

Opening times not available

Etela Esplanadi 2

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Laivalahdenkatu 8 B

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Malminkatu 24

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Mekaanikonkatu 10

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Office at the Mall of Tripla

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Puusepankatu 2

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Ristipellontie 1C

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Runeberginkatu 5

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Firent

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4 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Erottajankatu 4

+358 104 239 944

Opening times not available

Helsinki Railway Station

+358 600 550 701

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Malminkartanonkuja 1

+358 207 419 070

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Olympiaranta 1

+358 104 239 944

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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3 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Hotel Delivery

Opening times not available

Lentoasemantie 1

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Ratapihantie 6

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AviaRent Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Kaivokatu 1

+358 40 0590600

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Shell, Laivalahdenkatu 1

+358 40 0590600

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YourRent

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2 locations in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki Rail Station Office

Opening times not available

Helsinki Vantaa Airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Vantaa Airport

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Helsinki International Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Touring Rent Auto

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One location in Helsinki

Locations in Helsinki

Tiilenlyojankuja 6

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22 travellers who hired a car in Helsinki gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car hire locations in or near Helsinki

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Helsinki

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