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Travelling to Turku
Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. In addition, there is a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from the 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 ferryboats 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 Place - 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 Place (“Kauppatori” in Finnish) in front of the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs. Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, single ticket 2.50 € (3.50 € between 23.00-04.00), valid for 2 hours.

From the main railway station or bus station to Market Place

Both the bus station and 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 busses stopping across the street from the railway station go to the Market Place. From the main bus station, most buses stopping in front of the station (on the same side of the street) go to the Market Place.

Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get, there are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the Market Place. 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). There is a small additional charge after 8 p.m.

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


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