Travel and tourist info

Arriving in Helsinki

Helsinki can be easily reached from anywhere in the world.

By plane

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take taxi,  train or bus provided by HSL to the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines.

By ferry

There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia and Sweden, see e.g. Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line or Eckerö Line. All the ferry companies offer also a possibility to take a car with you. 

Tourist info

Tourist information can be found in MyHelsinki -site in English or Swedish/Svenska

Transportation in Helsinki

Helsinki has a well working public transport system consisting of bus, tram, metro, local railway and ferry services. The public transport system is comfortable and reliable. For tickets to public transport, you can use the HSL app  to buy single tickets or day tickets. Tickets are also sold in selected parking ticket machines within the city centre.

Public transportation at Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) provides  train or bus connections to the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or with HSL app.

Useful timetable sites

Getting around Helsinki

Information on public transport and taxis

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The new taxi law came into effect in Finland on 1 July 2018 and price of a taxi ride are no longer regulated but the fare depends on the company. Price of a journey can change depending on the day or even the time of day. Taxi drivers must inform their customers of their policy before the trip begins, either verbally or with a visible sticker or other notice, physical or digital. Fare counters are no longer required in taxi vehicles. Please, ask the price and the payment options of the journey from the driver in advance.