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Transport in Helsinki

You can easily get around Helsinki on foot and using various types of public transport. What you need to know to make your trip as comfortable as possible?

Travel tickets

If you are interested in transport in Helsinki, you need to know which passes are offered.

  • A single city pass can be used for trams, buses, trains and metro, as well as for the ferry to reach the Suomenlinna fortress. The purchase can be made from the driver or from the machine. The validity period is exactly one hour from the date of purchase. During this time period, you can use different transport, and, if necessary, change trains.
  • Regional passes allow you to move freely within Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen.
  • A single travel card is valid from one to seven days. This card allows you to use any kind of public transport you need without any time restrictions. The validity period starts from the moment of the first use.
  • Single ticket for two hours. This type of ticket is also beneficial, but the limited validity of the ticket should be taken into account. If you plan to stay longer in Helsinki, a card for the selected number of days (from one to seven) would be the ideal choice..
  • The Helsinki Card allows you to use the required type of public transport within the time period that was selected in advance. In addition, you get the opportunity to enter many museum centers and exhibition halls free of charge, and to take one Audio Tour by bus. In this regard, this type of card becomes ideal for tourists..


Nowadays, the bus service is carried out by five organizations. The leading position is occupied by Helsingin Bussiliikenne Dv, with a market share of 71.1%.


Tram service to Helsinki began in 1891. Electric trams have been around since 1900. Nowadays, this type of public transport is the most popular. There are eleven tram lines in Helsinki and 122 carriages, and the total length of the lines is 84.5 kilometers..


The Helsinki metro opened in 1982. Today the metro consists of seventeen stations with a total length of 21 kilometers. If desired, the city can be crossed in just twenty minutes. In the near future, lines will be built to Espoo and to Helsinki Airport. Work starts at about 5.30 and ends at 23.00 - 23.30. The exact schedule depends on the direction, day of the week.

You can make sure that the public transport system is well-functioning. If you wish, you can rent a taxi and get to the desired place in the shortest possible time.

Helsinki is one of the most convenient cities for tourists.