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Getting Around in HELSINKI

Trams- Trams are arguably the best and most convenient way to get around Helsinki, owing to the extensive tram network within the city.

Buses- While trams mostly operate within the heart of the city, buses have a wider reach. The main stations for the eastbound and northbound buses are located on the two squares situated adjacent to the Central Railway Station.

Metro/Local Train- Use the metro lines to travel towards the eastern neighbourhood from the city centre. The suburban trains operate towards the north from the Central Railway Station.

Taxis- Taxis can be easily hailed from taxi stands or from the streets itself. Watch out for an illuminated yellow sign which reads TAKSI/TAXI. All taxis follow a basic fare, which rises on a per-kilometre basis.

Bicycle- Biking around the city is one of the best ways to explore Helsinki. Bikes can be easily rented and there is an extensive network of bike routes within the city.

How to Reach HELSINKI

By Air

The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport caters to the air traffic for the city. Located in Vantaa, around 18 kilometres towards the north of mainland Helsinki, this is the airport where all international and domestic flights to Helsinki land. If you are traveling from Tallinn, you can also use the 18 minute helicopter service to land here. 

By Road

If you’re traveling by car, you will have to enter Turku from the expressway and then head to Helsinki. You can either use your own vehicle or find a bus that goes to the Central Railway Station. There are a number of long-distance national and international buses terminating at the Central Bus Station.

By Rail

Mostly all long-distance trains from other Finnish cities as well as major Russian cities like Saint Petersburg and Moscow terminate at the Rautatieasema (Central Railway Station), which further provides convenient interchange to the trams and metro lines. 

By Water

Helsinki is extremely well connected with ferry services to Stockholm (Sweden) and Tallinn (Estonia).

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