In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.
From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.
From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.
Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.
A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku: You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.
If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2,5 hours). Another option is to travel by train: first take the commuter train from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport-Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2,5 hours.
Further travel information
Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.
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