Arriving and getting around
If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.
Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Gdansk, Krakow and London.
A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 25 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.
From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.
Further travel information
Finland is a member of the European Union and no visa is required for the citizens of the other EU countries. Non-European citizens who wish to travel to Finland for a short period of time need a visa unless an agreement on the abolition of visas applies to them. Please contact Finnish Immigration Service or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland if you need additional information.