Arriving in Turku
Turku airport is located 8 kilometres from the city centre, which is about 3 euros and 20 minutes away by local bus number 1. A taxi ride sets you back for about 30 euros.
Airlines flying directly to Turku (per 1.9.2016)
- Wizz Air from Gdansk
- Air Baltic from Riga
- SAS from Stockholm
- Finnair from Helsinki and Mariehamn
- NextJet from Mariehamn
Airlines flying to biggest nearby cities (Helsinki, Tampere and Pori)
Check current situation at Finavia by clicking on the “Open Flight Search” button. Next, choose city, then click on Show Destinations.
The port of Turku is approximately four kilometres from the city centre. Local bus number 1 operates this route.
- TallinkSilja: Stockholm-Turku, Stockholm-Helsinki, Tallinn-Helsinki, Tallin-Stockholm, Riga-Stockholm http://www.tallink.com/
- Viking Line: Stockholm-Turku, Stockholm-Helsinki, Tallinn-Helsinki http://www.vikingline.com. Email inquiries email@example.com
- Finnlines: Travemünde-Helsinki, Kapellskär-Naantali http://www.finnlines.com/ferry-trips
- St. Peter Line: St. Petersburg-Helsinki, Stockholm-Helsinki https://stpeterline.com/
- Eckerö Line: Tallin-Helsinki https://www.eckeroline.fi/en
- Wasaline: Umeå-Vaasa http://www.wasaline.com/en/
- Polferries: Gdansk-Nynäshamn, Świnoujście-Ystad http://www.polferries.pl/ferry
In addition to these, there are smaller ferries that operate between Sweden, the Åland Islands (part of Finland) and mainland Finland. The various archipelago trails include some planning and queuing, but the spectacular views are well worth it!
There are also several ferry companies operating from continental Europe to Denmark and Sweden, e.g. Scandlines and TT-Line. Check out also ferries and ropax vessels arriving in Hanko, in southern Finland .
All flight and ferry ticket prices vary considerably between ten and several hundred euros, please check and book your trip well in advance!
Connections to Turku from other ports and airports
Long distance buses leave approximately every hour from the Helsinki airport (travelling time 2,5 hrs) and Helsinki city centre (2 hrs) to Turku. Tickets cost between 10 and 30€, depending on the weekday and the time of the day.
Your group may want to rent a transfer bus in Finland:
- Ventoniemi buses, tel. +358 19 460 0064 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Helsingin Turistibussi, tel. +358 44 777 0801 email@example.com
Taking the train is also an option: a ride from Helsinki to Turku costs between 10 and 40 euros, again, depending on the weekday and the time of the day. Check railroad (VR) timetables and fares at https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage
Getting around in Turku
Local buses are a great way of getting around if you’re tired of walking. A single trip costs 3 euros during the day and 4 euros between 23-06. The ticket is valid for two hours on all routes.
Various travel cards are also available:
- a 24-hour-travel ticket 7,50, sold in buses, valid on all routes
- different tourist cards, from 1 day (7€) to 14 days (31 €), sold as mobile tickets, at service points and in the tourist information office
More info about local bus traffic at
Taxis are available at specific waiting stops, by calling +358 600 14121 and by hailing from the side of the road.
You may also rent a bicycle from the tourist information, city hotels or bicycle renting companies, prices vary between 10 and 20€ / day
Rent a bus
In case you need to rent a bus for moving your group around Turku, contact the local bus companies and give them the code word "Europeade" for a little discount: