All roads lead to the port of Turku

By ship, bus, train or taxi – the Port of Turku can be accessed by any mode of transport. Not by plane though – but there’s a direct connection to Turku Airport by an electric bus.

Traffic and logistics

Turku passenger harbour is very easy to access. Finnish State Railways VR provides direct rail connections to the Port of Turku from Tampere, Jyväskylä and Helsinki. Express coaches drive to destinations in different parts of the country. There are frequent local bus services, and those in a hurry can get a taxi.

Express coaches cover all of Finland

Fast and express coach services operate from Helsinki to the Port of Turku and back with schedules set to coincide with the ferry departure times. The trip takes at best 2 hours and 17 minutes.

From Tampere there are fast coach services to the Port of Turku for both morning and evening ferries and back. The trip takes at best 2 hours and 15 minutes.

There is a convenient connection from Jyväskylä to the Port of Turku for evening ferries and a connection back to Jyväskylä from morning ferry arrivals. The fastest travel time is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

From Lahti to the Port of Turku there are connections for morning and evening ferry departures and back. The fastest travel time is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Fast coach services also operate from Hämeenlinna to the Port of Turku. The fastest travel time is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Comfortable travel on VR Trans

Train is a relaxed way to arrive in the port for a cruise. Several VR trains continue directly from Turku railway station to the Port of Turku. Such trains are set to coincide with the departure times of both morning and evening ferries. The trip back home can also be taken by train. There are rail connections to Helsinki, Tampere and Jyväskylä.

Electric bus to the airport

Local buses depart just outside the ferry terminals. Bus number 1 drives to the Market Square in the city-centre and continues to Turku Airport. Autumn 2016 marked the beginning of a new era in travelling, as the Turku region public traffic service Föli is introduced six new Finnish fully electric buses. Linkker Oy’s buses operate on the route via the Port of Turku.

At peak times there are also traditional vehicles on the route. The purchase of electric buses is part of the City’s strategy to become a carbon neutral city by 2040.

“The technology used in buses has developed so much in recent years that it’s now possible to operate a whole route by electric buses”, says Sirpa Korte, Public Transport Director of the City of Turku.

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Text Sini Silván
Photos Robert Seger