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.
There is an international airport and ferry terminal in Turku, but Helsinki is the main destination for international flights. See a map of flight connections from Europe to Finland here. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.
Transport is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions that represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. When planning your trip, you may want to have a look at alternatives at the end of the page . Use Ecopassenger website to compare the environmental impacts of different ways to get from Helsinki to Turku.
You may calculate the emissions of your travel using any of these:
You may compensate or offset the emissions of greenhouse gases by donating money to projects aiming to decarbonize the world (e.g. the calculators above), or to protect natural old-growth forests or mires that act as carbon sores and sinks. For more information please visit the websites: http://www.luonnonperintosaatio.fi/en/english/donations
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 and your car may travel with you. From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 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 bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.
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 bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.
A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 25 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. 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, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.
Further travel information
Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.