By bus, train or boat
From Helsinki you can take either
Bus - 55 mins to 1 hr 15 mins
Museum train 1hr 30 mins
boat m/s King 2 hrs 30 mins
or boat m/s J.L. Runeberg 3 hrs 20 mins
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
- Road Trip
With Taxi Boat to Pirttisaari / Pörtö
This taxi boat is also a very handy way of getting around to a handful of islands that are in the Porvoo archipelago.
The boat disembarks at Kalkkiranta / Kalkstrand harbour in Sipoo / Sibbo commune
Excellent service provider is Stefan Svaetichin, see his phone number below.
Timetables upon request from Stefan, who speaks English, Swedish and Finnish.
Boat from Helsinki to Porvoo
At summer time (may-august) one possibility of coming from Helsinki to Porvoo is by boat. This way you will have a wonderful chance to see the Finnish coastline and archipelago as well!
There are actually two boat companies, which does these trips. One is steamship type m/s JL Runeberg and the other one is m/s King.
One way price is around 20 euros, return ticket 32 euros.
- Family Travel
I usually visit here by car, as it is very short drive on the very well kept motorway.
But there is very good bus connection and there are buses all day long from Helsinki.
In this picture is the central bus station, very small one.
There are many ways to reach Porvoo. A bus ride takes an hour or less, straight from Helsinki centre. The buses also stop at Itäkeskus (the shopping centre). By car from Helsinki it takes either a half an hour or an hour, depending on whether you take the newer motorway or the older one. By bike the journey takes about 4 or more hours. There is also a ferry (Runeberg) from Helsinki port to Porvoo where you can take your bike with you.
The best way getting around Porvoo, is by walking or by bike because the streets are very narrow for cars and it can be difficult to find parking lots.
Bus from Helsinki
It is an easy daytrip from Helsinki. The bus departs from the Helsinki bus station every 30 minutes and the trip takes about an hour. A returnticket cost me €7,90.
In summer (until the end of August) there is also the historic Porvoo-Museumtrain on Saturdays. The train departs from Helsinki at 10:12am, and from Porvoo at 4:30pm.
Porvoo itself is easy to walk through.
- Budget Travel
By bus, car or even train or boat (in the summer)
It' easy to reach Porvoo if you are in Helsinki. : A good half an hour’s drive takes you from downtown Helsinki to Porvoo, situated on the E 18 highway. Regular bus traffic between the capital and Porvoo is an easy and fast travelling option. Check out the timetables from www.matkahuolto.fi or www.expresbus.com
But in the summer time you can even try museum train. There is still railwyas between helsinki nd Porvoo, altough there haven't been any train traffic in last 60 yers. But in the summer time you can go to porvoo with this wonderful museum train called Lättähattu. And if you want, you can travel back to Helsinki by boat.
Are you lost?
Are you lost in Porvoo? No worries, You will see these signs around the town which tells you which way to go.
It is easy to come Porvoo. By car it takes about 40 min from Helsinki. Park your car near to the church (no parking fee ) and you are already in the heart of old town. If you don't have car you can take a bus from Helsinki and it takes about 1 hour to get Porvoo. Porvoo is situated on the E 18 highway. Regular bus traffic between the capital and Porvoo is an easy and fast travelling option.
In summer time the tourist "Porvoo Museum Train" operates from Helsinki to Porvoo on Saturdays and departs at 10.15am and takes approx 1.5hrs.
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Porvoo is situated just off the E18 highway and is approximately about 40 minutes drive 50km east from Helsinki.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Porvoo is very small and obviously you can walk and see everything by foot. Just be aware that in the old town its also old stone streets and you will not be very comfortable with high heels
Sightseeing car tour
This is very new sightseeing car-train, I am not sure about this tour quality or the price but as this old city is so small anyway you can really just walk anywhere in this place.
Yes, there is this service here and you can use it to take you around this city, very useful to use it on the stone streets of the old city, and you might even find it romanric :-)
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