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Transit time in Helsinki

Hopefully will be transiting Helsinki airport this Fall. Coming from the US going to Denmark. Finnair has me with a 1.5 hour connection time. Is that enough?

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Thanks Laura. I know it's a small airport but being that I didn't know if the plane parks at a gate or you have to be bused. Nor how long passport control takes. Of course none of us knows what else we will have to go thru once we can visit Europe again.

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To be fair, I have never flown into Helsinki from the U.S. I’ve transited through Helsinki a few times traveling between Stockholm and other European cities. My last flight was an arrival from Frankfurt in 2014, so it has been a while. I remember very little about the airport other than that it was never very crowded and on my last trip I was out of the airport within about 15 minutes of landing. Personally, I hate long layovers so I’d have no qualms with a 90 minute connection. But in the covid era, who knows what things will look like in fall and if there will be any special requirements.

In the worst case, if you miss your connection, Finnair will put you on the next flight to your destination. Are your flying to Copenhagen or Billund? You could check to see if Finnair has later flights on the same day to your destination.

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The minimum connecting time at Helsinki Airport between two. Schengen flights is 35 min when the baggage is checked through. If you have to pick up and re check your luggage in for your onward flight you'll need a considerably longer time (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours - e.g. check in desks close 45 min before the flight).