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How to Get to Turku

By Air

by air

There are several international flights arriving directly in Turku Airport. The airport is 8 kilometres from the city centre, which can be reached by taxi (approximately €20) or by local bus number 1 (3€). If your arrival time to Turku Airport is after the last bus and there is no taxi to be found, you can order one by using the service phone which is located near the exit on the arrivals level of the terminal.

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 30€.

By Busby bus

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 at the city centre.

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

By Train

by train

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 and 0.5 kilometres from the university campus. Only the trains coming from the direction of Helsinki stop at Kupittaa.

By Ferry

by ferry

There are two cruise lines which have regular connections between Stockholm and Turku:

The Port of Turku (Turun Satama) is approximately two kilometres from the city centre and can be reached by local bus number 1.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at specific taxi waiting points (e.g. around the Market Square). You can also order a taxi by calling +3581000041