Public Transport

Finnish drivers are always polite and never hostile. Whenever you feel lost or need guidance, feel free to ask the chauffeur, who will advise you and help you to get off on the right stop.

Integrated ticket 

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There are 3 types of tickets available in Helsinki – tram ticket, Helsinki integrated ticket and Regional ticket (include travels in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa). Integrated ticket allows you to travel via metro, bus, tram, trains and ferries within capital area. Choose it when you want to get the best out of Helsinki and see many places in one day. The best alternative for you is an integrated ticket, which you can purchase either for one or several days (7 days max.).

Getting from the terminals:

Ferries leave from five different terminals:

  • Katajanokka (regular ferry connection to Stockholm and Tallinn via Viking Line). Tram 4 and 5 from the stop Katajanokan terminaali to the Central Railway Station, get off at Lasipalatsi stop (tram 4) and at Rautatieasema (tram 5). You can use tram 4 also to go to the Kamppi shopping center where you will find a good bus connections. The stop is Lasipalatsi.
  • Olympiaterminaali (ferry connection only to Stockholm via Silja Line).
    Trams 2 and 3 from stop Olympiaterminaali to Central Railway Station, stop Rautatieasema.
  • Makasiiniterminaali (ferry connection to Tallinn via Linda Line). Trams 2 and 3 from stop Eteläranta to Central Railway Station.
  • Länsiterminaali (ferry connection to St. Petersburg via St. Petersburg Line and to Tallinn via Eckeröline and Tallink). Trams 9 or 6T from stop Bunkkeri or Länsiterminaali to Rautatieasema (Central Railway Station).
  • Hansaterminaali (ferries to Germany via Finnlines). Connections to the port are via metro to the end stop Vuosaari and from there via bus 90 to the terminal (end stop)

Getting from the Airport:

The quickest way is to take a train; travel time by I or P train is around 30 minutes. Get off at the last station, Central Railway Station. Another option is bus number 615 to the end stop Rautatieasema. Approximate travel time is 40 minutes. Both tickets cost 5,50€. Finnair City Bus is a direct bus Railway Station – Airport –Railway Station. Average travel time is 30 minutes and it costs 6,30€.

Ferries to nearby islands

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Ferries to Suomenlinna depart several times during the day from the Market Square nearby the Esplanade park. For this trip you can purchase either a ticket from the Market’s kiosk or buy a one day ticket from any ticket machine or R-kiosk. Korkeasaari is the zoo of Helsinki. There are about two ferries every hour leaving from Market Square and Hakaniemi.

Bus

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One of the biggest bus stations is located in Kamppi shopping centre. From there busses depart mainly to Espoo and as well as to other cities. The bus station is in two levels, one is on the E-level (platforms 41-57), the other on the K-level which the so-called long distance terminal (platforms 1-35).

Another bus stations is located next to the Central Railway Station. From there you can take for example bus 615 to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Bus 16 goes from Rautatientori (Central Railway Station) platform 8 to Mustikkamaa, where you can cross the bridge to the Helsinki Zoo in Korkeasaari. Bus 355T leaves from platforms 4 and 14 (K-level) in Kamppi Shopping Centre to Aquapark Serena.

Trains

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All trains to other cities and towns depart from Central Railway Station Rautatieasema.

Taxi

At the airport you can find taxis which offer you a fixed price to your destination point. Many of them offer the ride to Helsinki centre for 45-50 euros. If you order a taxi yourself, it will cost you. Starting fee varies from 5,90 € during day time on weekdays to 9 € on Sundays, plus the kilometre cost from around 1,5 – 2€.


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