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, the Finnair city bus or Bus 615 to the Central Railway Station.

https://www.hsl.fi/en/timetables-and-routes/terminals/transport-links-helsinki-airport

BY TRAIN

There are excellent train connections to Helsinki from all major towns in Finland as well as from Lapland. There is also a daily train service from St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark itself in Helsinki.

HSL also provides a train connection between the airport and the Helsinki Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines.

BY BUS

Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cites approximately every hour.

BY FERRY

There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia and Sweden, see e.g. Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line or Eckerö Line, as well as from Germany by Finnlines. All the ferry companies offer also a possibility to take a car with you. Helsinki can be reached by ferry also from Russia as well as from Poland.

TRANSPORTATION IN HELSINKI

You can buy single tickets for one-off journeys using the HSL app, from ticket machines, various kiosks and shops, as well as from bus drivers. Tickets are not sold on commuter trains, trams or on the metro. You can transfer from one vehicle to another during the validity of the ticket. Tickets purchased from ticket machines are valid immediately. Advance purchase single tickets available from kiosks and other HSL sales points are valid from the time you activate them at a card reader.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AT HELSINKI-VANTAA AIRPORT

Helsinki Region Transport provides public transport services between Helsinki Airport and the metropolitan area. In addition, many long-distance buses stop at the airport.

USEFUL TIMETABLE SITES

>> Journey Planner
– A journey planning service provided by YTV Transport to the users of the Helsinki metropolitan area

>> Train timetables
– Provided by the Finnish railway company VR

>> Long distance bus timetables
Provided by Matkahuolto

TRAVEL AROUND

Once in Finland, many delegates wish to explore the country, or the neighbouring countries more extensively. There are a variety of choices, for example visiting the Finnish Lapland, taking a cruise to the neighbouring cities of Stockholm, Tallinn or St. Petersburg or enjoying one of the summer festivals in Finland.

You can also look visitfinland.com and the travel site of your host city www.visithelsinki.fi.

TAXIS IN HELSINKI

Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.

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.