Travelling in Finland

Travelling in Finland (car, bus, boat, airplane, train, tours - scroll down, please)


Fonecta maps from Finland with aerial view (search sites, addresses and routes):


Route planner and additional information:


Travel & Transport Information Service for Northern Europe:


Car rental and travelling with an own car


Auto Alex:




Budget (Helsinki airport special internet offer):


Car Rental Bevari:


Car Rent Center:




Finn Car Rental:


Finnish National Road Administration (road weather conditions etc.):




Lacara (also a limousine service):


Limousine Service (Mercedes, Cadillac Limousine e.g. for airport transfers, minibuses):


Ministry of transport and communications:


National Road Finland:




Scandia Rent:


Smart Travel Rent-A-Car - the cheapest one in Finland ("rent a crap"):


Touring Cars Finland (the biggest rental office for touring cars in Scandinavia, offices in Helsinki, Kuopio, Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Stockholm and Oslo):


Toyota Rent:


Transvell (cars, wagons, minibuses, vans, trucks, all-terrain vehicles):


Up to date information on road weather conditions, roadworks:




Bus timetables:


Eurolines (Central & Northern Europe, e.g. London-Riga-Tallinn-Helsinki-Lapland):


Express buses:


From Finland (Turku, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta) to Russia (Vyborg and St. Petersburg): and




Many boat agencies have one day cruises to Tallinn, Estonia's beautifull Hanseatic capital (passport needed). Also express boats / catamarans available. The boats sailing from Helsinki to Stockholm in Sweden are almost luxurious.

Airisto Line (Turku Archipelago & Rauma):



Cruises on Saimaa Canal from Lappeenranta to Vyborg in Russia:


Eckerö Line (Helsinki-Tallinn):


El Faro Lines (cruises on the Lake Saimaa, Lappeenranta):


Ferry Center (Helsinki-Travemünde/Lübeck):


Finnish Silverline & Poet's Way (cruises in Tampere region):


Finn Link (Naantali Finland - Kapellskär Sweden):


Kristina Cruises:


Kuopion Roll-risteilyt (route Savonlinna - Kuopio - Savonlinna, 2 days on the beautiful Lake Saimaa):


Kymi-Sun (boat trips for small groups, max about 12 persons, in Kouvola):


Lake Saimaa (boats for rent & chartering):, http://www.yachtingdream.fi 


Lighthouses (sightseeing cruises or accommodation on a lighthouse island):


Linda Line (Helsinki-Tallinn):


Maritime Administration:


M/S J.L. Runeberg:

-Helsinki - Porvoo (old wooden town) - Helsinki

-Helsinki - Loviisa - Helsinki

-Lunch cruises to Helsinki archipelago, Haikko Manor or Porvoo

-Also combinated nostalgic train - boat cruises to Porvoo


Port of Helsinki (cruises to archipelago, Tallinn in Estonia, Stockholm in Sweden etc.):


Päijänne-Risteilyt Hilden (Lahti - Heinola - Lahti):


RG Line (Vaasa Finland - Umeå Sweden):


Saaristolinja (Porvoo):


Saimaa Ferries:


Savonlinna Lines (from Savonlinna: Saimaa Lake cruises, cruises to Punkaharju National Scenery and Retretti Art Center in the Finnish primary rock):


Tahko Water Route:


Tallink-Silja (earlier Silja Line and Tallink, destinations Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn, Åland Islands and Stockholm, also Scandinavian rountrip cruise Riga-Stockholm-Helsinki-Tallinn, operates also the former route of Superfast Ferries from Rostock to Helsinki):


Viking Line (Helsinki-Stockholm via Åland Islands, Helsinki-Tallinn, Turku-Stockholm):


Flights (also low cost airlines, no frills airlines, budget airlines)


Air Baltic:


Air Berlin:


Air Finland: and 


Air Åland (Helsinki - Mariehamn/Maarianhamina):




Cheap flights from the USA to Finland:


EasyJet (London - Helsinki):




Finnair - the official airline of Santa Claus:


Finnish Commuter Airlines:


Jetflite Air Charter Service:


Ryanair (destinations from Tampere, Finland: Bremen, Dublin, Frankfurt-Hahn, London-Stansted, Milan-Bergamo, Riga):


Sky Scanner (cheap flights):


Wingo: Stockholm/Bromma (Sweden) - Turku - Tampere - Oulu (Finland):


Wizz Air (Gdansk, Poland - Turku, Finland):


The airport of Helsinki-Vantaa (the best airport in the world according to Global Airport Monitor annual survey carried out by the International Air Transport Association IATA a couple of years ago):


The Helsinki-Vantaa international airport is situated 22 kilometers (14 miles) north of Helsinki. The best way to get in the city is to travel by Finnair buses. They operate from 5.45 a.m. to 1.10 a.m. about every 20 minutes (platform 1A outside the international terminal T2, travel time about 35 minutes, bus fare about 5.2 €, with Helsinki Card 3.6 €). For exact timetables see . The service is good and fast and there is room for your luggage in the bus. Local buses number 615 are a bit cheaper (one-way ticket 3.6 €, platform 21 outside the international terminal, estimated travel time 35 minutes). For timetables see (Rautatientori = from the city centre / railway station, platform 5, to the airport; Lentoasema = from the airport, platform 21, to the city centre / railway station). Taxi cabs are much more expensive (price about 25-30 euros) but very clean and reliable. Tikkurila is the nearest railway station. You can take the bus 61 from the airport to Tikkurila station for railway connections. See timetables at


Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Hotels:




Finnish National Railways (timetables in Finland, also trains to Russia):  


Railway Page for Finland:


Scanrail - the Scandinavian Rail Pass:

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