Once you’ve arrived, take your time. You can get around by train, bus, car, air, steamship, cruise ship, bicycle, skis or sleigh. Relax and enjoy it!
Finland has one of the densest and least expensive airline networks in Europe, with airports throughout the country, including in the far north. For domestic flights there are several kinds of discount tickets. For further information, please contact your travel agent. All scheduled flights to/from Helsinki are available from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Travel Planner service.
Transportation to/from the City of Helsinki
Finnair operates its own bus service between the airport, which is about 19 kilometers north of the city centre and the main Railway Station. The fare is about 6 euros, or free for the holders of the Helsinki Card.
There are also slightly cheaper public service buses between the airport and the Railway Station (numbers 615, 615N, 615T, 415 and 451).
Regular taxis operate from the rank outside the main arrival areas. Yellow taxis, operating on a share basis, will also take you to or from your destination in the capital area.
Almost all of Finland’s coastal towns run boat services as well as organized sightseeing and charter cruises. Finland’s coastal towns provide a wide choice of charter and local cruises for holidaymakers. There are also scheduled services in the Åland Islands and archipelago.
In Lakeland sightseeing cruises range from short expeditions lasting a couple of hours to leisurely tours with cabin accommodation that may last several days, and the vessels range from quaint lake steamers to open-top motor cruisers ideal for sightseeing.
Finnish trains are spacious, comfortable and clean. The scenery among the lines is beautiful, especially in Eastern Finland where there are many lakes. You can travel either by a car carrier train or by a passenger train. You can also choose whether you would like to travel through the night or at the day time.
International Railway Tickets
A trip by train is always an experience: you meet new people, you hear different languages, you see beautiful sceneries. Choose the right rail pass for you and travel by train in Finland, Scandinavia or whole Europe.
Eurailpass is for comfortable train travel throughout Europe. There are many different kinds of passes that can be used in Finland like Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Finland-Sweden Pass, Eurail Scandinavia Pass and Eurail Finland Pass. You can buy a Eurail Pass if you are a resident of a non-European country.
Explore Finland by train with the Inter Rail Ticket
InterRailing is the budget-friendly way to Experience Europe. The two main options: The Global Pass or The InterRail Finland Pass, which entitles you to nearly unlimited rail travel in Finland. InterRail Passes can only be used by European residents.
The Finnish coach route network is one of the most comprehensive in Europe covering more than 90% of the public roads. The Finnish drive on the right and overtake on the left. Driving in Finland is a relatively stress-free and enjoyable experience but can in winter months be dangerous.
Snow tyres are required December to February and engine heaters are strongly recommended. Headlights must be used at all times. Motorists in Finland should remain alert for elk and reindeer which frequently wander onto roads and are most active at dusk.
Please note that petrol stations that take payment only with automatic cash machines do not accept foreign credit cards. Petrol stations with manned services accept most widely-issued credit cards.
* on Motorway: 120 km per hour (in winter 100 km per hour)
* in Towns: 30-40 km per hour
* on Major roads: 80-100 km per hour
The blood/alcohol limit in Finland is 0.05. Travelers should be aware that drink driving laws are strict. Police strictly enforce all traffic laws and institute random roadside breathalyser tests. Those drivers who register a .05 or above alcohol content are subject to immediate arrest.
Touring is one of the best ways to get to know a country and to see what it has to offer. Choose a route to your taste or combine two and make your holiday a grand tour of Finland.
Along the way you can stop for a swim or to admire the view. There are manor houses along the way where you can stop to eat. You can stay in bed and breakfast accommodation located in old country houses and inns.