• At the airport. Photo: Finavia/Marja Helander
  • Allegro train. Photo: Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau
  • Reflection. Photo: Helsinki Tourism Material Bank/Esko Jämsä

Good connections

Helsinki is easy to get to from anywhere in the world. Around two hundred international flights arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport each day. The airport consistently ranks among the best in the world and is situated just 19 kilometres (approximately 25 minutes) from the city centre. Getting to and from the airport is easy by taxi, the Finnair City Bus or Helsinki Region Transport’s Bus 615.

Daily ferry services operate to and from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. Car ferries operate on all these routes. There are also ferry connections to and from Russia and Poland.

Helsinki is also served by excellent train connections to and from all parts of Finland. There are also daily train services to and from St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is located in the city centre and just half a kilometre (or one metro stop) from the Kamppi Bus Terminal, where long distance buses operate to and from all parts of Finland.

Helsinki has an excellent public transport network with short distances between stops. The metro, tram and local bus services are very reliable. Most places in the city centre are also easy to reach on foot. The compact size of the city makes it easy to get to know, and moving about from one place to another is very simple.

A great way to see the city is by bicycle. Bikes can be rented, for example from Greenbike, or borrowed from your hotel.