Public Transport in Helsinki

Public Transport in Helsinki

EMMi Administrator

EMMi Administrator

Public Transport in Helsinki

The capital of Finland is known about its effective and eco-friendly transportation system.

Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi form an integrated public transport area where travelling is easy and affordable.

The entire area has an integrated ticketing system, and HSL’s tickets are valid on trams, buses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna.

The Ticket System

There are various options for ticket purchase. Everything from single tickets, day tickets, regional tickets Helsinki discount cards.  See links for ticket info and purchases.

Helsinki Card

Helsinki Card is a city card with a number of benefits that will help you to discover and experience Helsinki plus save money. Examples like free public transportation in the city, free guidebook and free entry to top attractions.

Helsinki ferries & boats

The sea is an essential part of the personality of Helsinki. Many guided excursions are offered, making it easy to discover the water and islands.

Cruises depart regularly from the Market Square between May and September. Commentaries are usually offered in several languages such as English, Swedish, German and much more. Most of these offers are not included in the public transportation ticket system in Helsinki, so you will have to pay separately.


Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.

To & from the International airport

Helsinki Region Transport service provides public transport between Helsinki-Vantaa Int. airport and Helsinki City Centre. Many long-distance buses stop in addition at the airport.

Finnair City Bus

You can also get to and from Helsinki Airport using the Finnair City Buses, operated by Pohjolan Liikenne. Buses depart from the airport and Helsinki city centre every 20 minutes.


Tram 9 train stops next to the West Terminal at the airport.


Yellow Taxis is an independent taxi service operating from and to Helsinki airport. I good idea is to write the address to the driver because of the pronounce of names and streets.

Train (Ring Line)

The train connection Ring Line between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport has been opened in July 2015. The new line provides a rail link between Helsinki city centre, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and the rest of the country. Trains run every 10 minutes in the daytime. All trains are modern and low-floor, providing easy access with luggage, prams or wheelchairs.

The  I and P trains stop at all stations along the Ring Rail Line.

The airport's train station opens in two phases: first, only the Tietotie entrance is in use. The direct entrance to the terminal will be opened later this autumn in the second stage.