Travelling to Turku

In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it is easy to get around using 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. In addition, there is an international airport in Turku and a passenger ferry harbour.

Turku Airport
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.

Taxis are on call at the taxi stand in front of the Turku airport terminal during the scheduled arrival times.
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 (Taxidata Oy) There are several taxi stands in the City center.

Helsinki Airport
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.

Ferry
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. 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 Region Traffic / Föli

You can purchase single tickets through the Föli mobile app, with cash or contactless payment from the driver, at service points and from ticket machines.

Single tickets and day tickets from the Föli application:

You can buy tickets through the Föli application. After doing so, simply show the ticket to the same reader device on the bus used to check travel cards – but be sure to place your phone under the device. You can download the Föli application on Apple and Android phones from your phone’s application store. The app also provides access to a journey planner and topical traffic notices and news.
More information: Föli mobile tickets

 

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