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Getting Around in VANTAA

Metro: The only metro line in Vantaa operates between the city center and the eastern neighbourhood, covering 7 stops in just 22 minutes. 

Local Train: The VR suburb trains run from the Central Railway Station and cover bordering cities like Helsinki, Espoo and Kaniainen. While HKL tickets are valid within the city, you may buy suburb tickets while going to the outskirts.

Tram: Easily the most scenic way of exploring this beautiful city, the Tram lines in Vantaa-Helsinki region cover literally all the major attractions in the city center.

Bus: Unlike the Trams, the buses in Vantaa cover all the corners of the city and the surrounding Helsinki, Espoo and Kaniainen regions. This is yet another rapid and flexible way to explore Vantaa on the go.

Taxi: Numerous taxi companies ply their cabs on the streets of Vantaa at regulated fares. The minimum fare is €5.90 on weekdays and €9.00 after 8 PM and on Sundays.

Bike: Hire a bike at any of the city’s numerous bike rental services, and ride across the city on the designated bike paths.

Foot: Take the only guided tour service in the city, Helsinki expert, and explore the city on foot, as your experienced local guide tells you more about city’s major attractions. 

Water: The Suomenlinna Ferry run by HKL a famous touristic getaway in summers. Starting from the Market Square, the ferry reaches Katajanokka, an eastern suburb.

How to Reach VANTAA

By Air

The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport is very well connected with all major global cities. There are two terminals effectively operating all major airliners. Situated in the north of Helisinki, the airport is easily accessible from the city, thanks to a number of taxis and buses.

Although an expensive way to reach Vantaa, Vantaa city can be reached in just about 20 minutes through the Tallinn-Helsinki chopper service provided by Copterline. 

By Road

Bus - The city’s underground bus station, Linja-autoasema operates long distance Omnibus to most major cities and towns in Finland and Russia. Book your tickets in advance to avail cheap fare offers. 

Car - The neatly maintained and regulated expressways link the major cities like Helsinki-Vantaa to Tapere, Tallinn, Lahti, Porvoo and St. Petersburg.

By Rail

Vantaa’s central railway station, Rautatieasema is well-connected with all major cities in Finland and also the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow. 

By Water

The three harbors in Helsinki-Vantaa, West Harbor, South Harbor and the Vuosaari Harbor utilize the water resources well and organizes ferry services from Tallinn, Stockholm, Germany, Poland and even St. Petersburg. 

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