Travel Information

Travelling to Turku
Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. Turku airport is only 8 km from the city centre. If you fly to Helsinki, there is a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The journey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively you may take a train from the Helsinki city centre railway station.

If you are travelling via Stockholm, you might prefer to take a ferry through the beautiful archipelago. The daily ferryboat connections are operated by Viking Line and Tallink Silja, and the duration of the voyage is about 12 hours.

Local transportation
From Turku airport to city centre
Local bus number 1, route: Airport - Market Square - Ferry Harbour, runs approximately every 20-30 minutes. When reading the timetable and travelling from the Airport select “Lentoasema-Kauppatori”. The first column in the timetable is Monday-Friday, second Saturday and third Sunday. The bus stops on the Market Square in front of the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs.
Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, single ticket 2.50 eur (3.50 eur between 23.00 - 04.00), valid for 2 hours.

From the main railway station or bus station to Market Square
Both the bus station and the main railway station are within a walking distance from the city centre. If you wish to take a bus from the railway station, all local buses stopping across the street from the railway station go to the Market Square. From the main bus station, most buses stopping in front of the station (on the same side of the street) go to the Market Square.

Taxi
(tel. +358 2 10041)
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the Market Square. For a 5 km trip you may expect the fare to be around 10 euros, 10 km 15 euros (e.g. distance: Airport – City centre 9 km). After 20.00 hours, there is a small additional charge.

Transport links

Finnair, airline information, timetables
SAS, airline information, timetables
Blue1, airline information, timetables
Viking line, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
Tallink Silja, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
The Finnish Rail, timetables, train connections
Matkahuolto travel Services, Finnish long-distance buses

 

 

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