How to get to and around Turku
In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region it’s easy for visitors to get around in their own vehicles or using the public transport. Cities and towns have an efficient public transport system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is an international airport and passenger ferry harbour in Turku.
Turku and the Southwest-Finland region’s archipelago is also easily accessible to the visitor, either by road or by ferryboat and connecting vessels.
Getting to Turku:
There are several international flights arriving directly to Turku Airport (location). The airport is approximately 8 kilometres from the city centre, which can be reached by taxi (approximately 20 €) or by local bus number 1 (3 €).
It is also quite convenient to arrive in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There are long-distance bus connections leaving approximately every hour from the airport to Turku. The traveling time between Helsinki-Vantaa airport and the Turku bus station is about two and a half hours. It costs around 50 €.
The national train company VR departs from the local railway stations all throughout Finland. There are two railway stations in Turku: The main railway station (rautatieasema) which is at the city centre at Ratapihankatu 37 and the Kupittaa railway station which is about 1.5 kilometres from the city centre. Only the trains coming from the direction of Helsinki stop at Kupittaa.
Railway Traffic & Railway Stations in Turku:
- Turku Main Railway Station, Ratapihankatu 37 (location)
- Kupittaa Railway Station, Joukahaisenkatu 6 (location)
- VR – search timetables – buy tickets
The national long distance bus service Matkahuolto departs from local bus stations all throughout Finland. The final stop in Turku for long distance buses is at the Turku Bus Station (linja-autoasema) which is located near the city centre (location).
You can search for timetables for the busses from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku by entering: Place of departure: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Destination: Turku bus station.
Please note that in some of the routes, there is a change of bus in Espoo during the trip from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Turku. The bus personnel will inform you about the change and the transfer bus will be waiting for the passengers. Your luggage will be transferred by the bus personnel. If you have any doubts about the transfer, you can always ask the bus personnel to help.
There are two cruise lines which have regular connections between Stockholm and Turku: Viking Line and Tallink Silja Line. The Port of Turku (Turun Satama) is approximately two kilometres from the city centre and can be reached by local bus number 1.
Boat Traffic & Connections in the Archipelago:
- Turku Harbour (location)
- Tallink Silja Line
- Viking Line
- Finnlines – car ferry from Naantali to Kapellskär
Getting around Turku:
The local bus network covers also the Turku airport, harbour, railway station and bus station with frequent connections.
A single bus ticket costs €3.00 and is valid for transfers on all local buses for up to two hours. Local buses run approximately at 6.00 – 23.00. Please see the Turku Local Transport website for timetables and prices. For time tables you can also use the Brahe Trip Planner.
Local Traffic Office, Aurakatu 5, Tel. +358 (0) 2 262 4811 Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm (location).
Taxis are available at specific taxi waiting points (e.g. around the Market Square) or you can hail one if it is not occupied. You can also order a taxi by calling +358 2 10041 (please note that public telephones in Finland are near obsolete).
Parking in Turku
To the Venue by Foot
Guided walks from Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel (Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku) and Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs (Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku) start heading for the venue Logomo on Tuesday 3 June and Wednesday 4 June at 8:00 a.m. The walks start from the entrance hall of each hotel and take approximately 20 minutes.
See the Venue page for information on how to get Logomo.