Porvoo Transportation

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    how to go there

    by mindcrime Written Jul 27, 2013
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    By bus
    You can take bus from Helsinki central bus station, there are 2-4 buses per hour and the ticket is about 11euro, the ride take about an hour. We were staying on east suburb of Helsinki so we took it from Siilitie metro station paying 9.30e (the bus fare in Finland is counted on the distance). Express buses don’t stop there as they go directly to Porvoo before the continue further east (but they cost 13.20e from central bus station)

    By train
    Although there’s no regular passenger train to Porvoo you can take train to Kerava(20’ by train from Helsinki) and then the special excursion trains from Kerava (steam locomotives or comprising former VR diesel railcars from the 1950s) operate on Saturdays (july/august only). It departs from Kerava at 12.10, the ride takes 90’ and costs 15euro. Return time at 16.00. Too much wasted time for us.

    By boat
    If you a romantic type you can reach Porvoo by boat with m/s runeberg cruise or the m/s RoyalCat. It runs during the summer only (may to septemper, 3-5 days per week) and costs 22,50e one way (33e return). The problem is that it takes 3,5 hours departing at 10.00am and returns at 16.00, so you wont have much time on Porvoo itself.
    During Saturdays you can but the boat/train combo ticket (33e) going there by boat from Linnalaituri in Helsinki market square and return back by train.

    By car
    You can easily drive there from Helsinki to Porvoo in 40’ by the motorway, Porvoo is on highway E18, if you go through highway 170 it will take 70’ but its more scenic

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    how to move around

    by mindcrime Written Jul 27, 2013
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    We arrived in Porvoo by bus and then we just walked around and saw the main attractions in Old Town which is pretty compact and close to bus, ferry and train stations.

    There are lots of cobblestone streets so wear comfortable shoes, also have in mind you’ll have to walk uphill for the Old Town.

    We saw some tourists using bicycles riding not only in town but mainly near the river.

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    To Porvoo by bus

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    Bus at Porvoo bus station

    Porvoo can be reached from Helsinki by bus. The route is served hourly and depending on the bus the trip takes between 55 and 75 minutes.

    One of the main bus operators is Pohjolan Liikenne. The bus station of Porvoo is located at Tori/Torget, just south of the Old Town.

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    Explore Porvoo on foot

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    In Porvoo's Old Town
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    Porvoo is best explored on foot. The main tourist sights can be found in the Old Town and at the embankment of the river Porvoo.

    Just make sure, to wear proper shoes, which are suitable for small cobbled alleys and streets.

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    To Porvoo by car

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 12, 2013

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    E18 between Helsinki and Porvoo

    I was lucky enough to get a lift from Helsinki to Porvoo by a famous Finnish VT member. Porvoo is located at a distance of about 50 km from Helsinki.

    A trip by car along the Eastern motorway E18 takes about 45 minutes. On the way you will even come across a street sign which shows the distance to St. Petersburg in Russia.

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    "Teddy boy" from Kerava to Porvoo and vv.

    by ZenLady34 Updated Jun 12, 2011

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    Rail car Dm7 in Porvoo

    This Rail car Dm7 commutes at summertime and only on Saturdays between Kerava (used to be from Helsinki) and Porvoo. It is possible to combine a day trip to Porvoo by boat-train cruise.

    The train departs Kerava, timetable in Finnish. You can take a train to Kerava from Helsinki and then switch to the TeddyBoy..

    One way price for Kerava-Porvoo is 14 euros and return is 22 euros for an adult. It is also possible to go by train and return by boat to/from Helsinki. Or you can easily take a bus back to Helsinki as well, they go almost every half an hour.

    The route goes thru Finnish countryside. This is a beautiful way of seeing Finnish scenery!

    Take a boat cruise one way (to/from Porvoo) by by boat and the other by train. The archipelago from Helsinki to Porvoo is really beautiful!

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    Travel to Porvoo from Helsinki

    by deptlads Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can get to Porvoo from Helsinki by bus from the main bus station at Kamppi. There are departures about every 20-30 minutes, and it takes between 50 mins and 1 hr 15 mins depending upon wether it is an express service or not.

    Tickets cost EUR18 return for non-express routes.

    You can find full timetable details on the Matkahuolto (bus company) website below.

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    Helsinki - Porvoo - Helsinki by bus

    by ZenLady34 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The easiest way to get to Porvoo from Helsinki is a bus and it takes only 55 minutes! The prices should be less than 10 euros - one way.

    But do take a look at the other tip as well, especially if you are coming at summer time. One way of coming to Porvoo is by a boat, which leaves from Helsinki as well.

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    Helsinki - Provoo

    by Dexters Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Travelling times from Helsinki to Porvoo:


    Motorway E18............40 - 50 min
    Museumtrain........ 1 h 30 min
    m/s King............2 h 30 min
    m/s J.L. Runeberg...3 h 20 min
    Coach 55 min........1 h 15 min

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    Boat

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During the summer months there are also boat lines sailing from Helsinki to Porvoo.
    They are offering not only transportation but also sightseeing and meals on board.
    They will cost you more then the bus but it might be excellent experience.

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    To Porvoo by boat

    by jumpingnorman Written Jun 29, 2009

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    You can also go to Porvoo by BOAT

    If you do not book a tour to Porvoo and wanted to go there some way other than riding a bus - then don't fret, you can ride the boat!

    The m/s Runeberg cruises from Helsinki to Porvoo (3.5 hours one way) between May and September three to five times a week, departing at 10 AM and returning at 4 PM. It costs €22.50/33.00 one-way/return, half price for children.

    On Saturdays, they also have a boat and train combination - take the boat one way and the train back (€33) with the boat leaving from Linnalaituri on Helsinki's Market Square, opposite the President's palace.

    But whiechever way you get to Porvoo (some even bike but I suggest you get a map for that!), you will enjoy it!

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    One hour bus from Helsinki to Porvoo

    by jumpingnorman Written Jun 29, 2009

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    On the way to Porvoo by BUS from Helsinki
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    I just rode the bus from the underground bus station in Helsinki to Porvoo (founded year 1346, second oldest city of Finland) for only 10.40 Euro - and it took only an hour.

    Buses from Helsinki's Central Bus Station to Porvoo leave every 15-30 minutes - and difference is only 10 minutes between standard and express services (cost approx €10.30/13.20 one-way and take 55/65 minutes respectively).

    It was raining in Helsinki, but as we moved through the countryside, the sun started showing up. Then it was nice and bright in this nice little town!

    Porvoo is a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Helsinki. The town received its name from a Swedish earth fortress near the river Porvoonjoki which flows through the town (Swedish Borgå, borg meaning castle and å river).

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    by Bus

    by Openseas Updated Dec 28, 2007

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    Buses from Helsinki to Porvoo can be located at the Market Square and run regular daily services at reasonable prices.

    Buses also operate from Helsinki's Central Bus Station to Porvoo every 15-30 minutes. .

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    By boat.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 27, 2007

    You can also reach this village by taking a cruise from Helsinki harbour on the Royal Line ferry Katerina. Its a great way to see Helsinki archipelago.The boat departs from Market Square in Helsinki.

    In summer time the old steamship JL Runeberg operates as a tour to Porvoo, it departs from the waterfront in Helsinki. The boat departs at 10am daily.

    All information regarding these trips can be located at the Waterfront or at the Tourist information centre.

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    By bus, train or boat

    by Sininen Written Jul 24, 2005

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    From Helsinki you can take either

    Bus - 55 mins to 1 hr 15 mins
    or
    Museum train 1hr 30 mins
    or
    boat m/s King 2 hrs 30 mins
    or boat m/s J.L. Runeberg 3 hrs 20 mins
    or
    drive there Motorway E18 40-50 mins

    From Lahti it takes about an hour to drive to Porvoo and there are also frequent buses between these
    two cities

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