How to reach Turku
Turku, in the in the Southwest corner of Finland, is easy to reach! Turku has an international airport and there are several daily flights to Turku via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. If you fly to Helsinki, there is also a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport (every hour, day and night). The journey takes about 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 and enjoy the beautiful archipelago. The daily ferryboat connections are operated by Viking Line and Silja Line, and the duration of the voyage is about 12 hours.
Finnair - airline information, timetables
SAS - airline information, timetables (check also SAS Turku-Copenhagen route info letter)
Viking Line - Ferryboat connections from Stockholm
Silja Line - Ferryboat connections from Stockholm
The Finnish Rail - timetables, train connections
Matkahuolto - Travel Services, Finnish long-distance buses
Turku airport and harbour
Turku airport is situated 9 km and Turku harbour 4 km from the city centre. Local bus number 1 (route: Airport - Market Place - Ferry Harbour) leaves from the airport approximately every 20-30 minutes. It stops in the city centre, on the Market Place (Eerikinkatu street). Bus tickets can be bought from the driver, single ticket 2,50 € (3,50 € after 23 pm), valid for 2 hours.
From the main railway station or bus station to Market Place
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 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. Note that the trains to and from Helsinki direction also stop at Kupittaa station, close to the Symposium venue ICT building.
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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. After 8 p.m. there is a small additional charge.