Finland Transportation

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Finland Transportation

  • City Public Transport

    Helsinki Transportation

    Helsinki local transport tickets are valid on trams, buses, metro and local trains that operate within the city limits, as well as the HKL Suomenlinna ferry. Single ticket can be bought from the driver (€2.80), in ticket machines (€2,20, except for tram which is €2). Children's tickets are half of the price of adult tickets. All tickets can be...

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  • Local Bus

    Tampere Transportation

    Tampere's local buses are clean and, although more expensive than in many other cities around the world, dirt cheap compared to taxis or rental cars. If you're planning to see some of the city by bus or sleep outside the town centre, a tourist card is probably the best ticket choice for you. Such a card allows for unlimited travel within the city...

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  • Boats & Ferries

    Helsinki Transportation

    We used the ferry from Stokholm to Helsinki. What a fantastic trip with that big lady making her aay through tge largest archipelago in the world. Entertainment on board was good. Food was fantastic at the buffet dinner. Cabin was nice with great sea view

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  • A Cheap Flight=Ryanair&air Baltic

    Tampere Transportation

    Ryanair flights from Stansted are served with an airport bus to both Tampere (6 euro each way) and Helsinki (25 euro each way). The bus back from Helsinki leaves about 4 hours before the flight from the main rail station, opposite the Casino. You buy the ticket not on the bus, but from the info tourist office in the airport itself once you've...

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  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

    Helsinki Transportation

    WARNING: If you are flying from Helsinki with British Airways you have to print your boarding pass before coming to the airport or you will end up queuing to the TWO (!) check-in desks BA operates at the airport (Terminal 2, last two desks on the right, next to the toilets). I didn't have access to a printer and was in the queue for 45 minutes...

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  • Train

    Tampere Transportation

    There are frequent connections between Helsinki and Tampere both by bus and by train. The cost is roughly the same for both modes of transportation, but even if I had to pay more to take the train, I would. Not only is the trip shorter (slightly less than 2 hours by train, which is 30-40 minutes less than by bus), but the train station is closer...

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  • City Bikes

    Helsinki Transportation

    These city bikes have been gone for a couple of years, but don't worry! The city has decided to take them back and they will be back this year! It's definitely worth to rent a bicycle in Helsinki and bicycle around in downtown! It's not expensive, it's better for the environment and it's healthy for you and give you a unique chanse to see Helsinki...

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  • Trains & Commuter strains

    Helsinki Transportation

    There are regular day time trains from Helsinki to St Petersburg as well as an exotic night train to Moscow. They are all named after famous historical Russians or Finns such as 'Sibelius' (the Finnish day-time train), 'Repin' (the Russian day-time train) and 'Tolstoi' (The Russian over-night train). From 2010, new faster trains were introduced on...

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  • Finnair

    Helsinki Transportation

    The Finnair bus service is excellent, it takes you from both terminals at Helsinki-Vantaa airport into the heart of Helsinki City Centre, terminating outside of the main railway station. The service has a limited number of stops - from the city centre to the airport, it stops only once behind the Scandic Continental and Crowne Plaza Hotels. On the...

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  • Pub Tram

    Helsinki Transportation

    Helsinki is known for the city's typical green trams! They are lovely. They fill up the streets and the sound of a tram in Helsinki is irreplaceable. There are about 13 tram lines in Helsinki. The stops are many, and it makes it very comfortable and smooth to travel with them. Right now one is building about 40 (or more) brand new trams. They will...

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  • Official transport links

    These links are basically all you need to get around without renting a car:Train:http://www.vr.fiLong distance bus:http://www.matkahuolto.fiAirplane:Finnair: www.finnair.com]Flybe: www.flybe.com/Ryanair: www.ryanair.comNorwegian: www.norwegian.com/en/Local Bus operators:Helsinki area: www.hel.fiTampere: www.tampere.fi/tkl/Oulu: www.koskilinjat.fi/

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  • Roads

    The roads in Finland are well marked and because of wide spread population they are also in good shape.Also during the winter.General speed limit in towns is 50 km/h and 80 km/houtside towns.Changes are we marked;40 km/h center of towns60 km/h crossroads100km/h summer limit in most roads outside the towns

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  • If you want to hich hike in modern way

    Instead of lifting to cars at the road, it´s more common to find free/cheap ride in net today. If you have mobile phone with wlan or go to web cafe, you can see the lifts offered. We have some pages just for that.Only the first one is in English, but you can see the towns at least from teh other ones...

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  • Webpage of Finnish Railway

    You can get information about the railways in Finnland on the Finnish railway compaies webpage. Sometimes they have special offers, like in wintertime to skiresorts. So if you plan to go somewhere it is always worth to have a look.Information is available in English, Finnish, Swedish and a small pdf-flyer in Japanese.

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  • Yellow ferries are for free

    Those YELLOW ferries in Finnland are part of the road network and therefore can be used free of charge. They are called lossi.Destia, who provide the service, have a great page over which you can request the timetable for all lossis. Further you can check it on a map. Follow the link below and click on 'Ferry portal' at the bottom. The page linked...

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  • Driving Licence & Permits

    An international licence is not required to drive in Finland. However, you'll need the driving licence from your home country to bring a car to Finland, or if you plan to rent a car - your passport alone won't do.

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  • VR Transport

    The 3 day rail pass for tourist works out at just £68 and in those 3 days you can see as much of the country as you want. I went to Finnish Lapland which was a 2 day trip and then on to Turku on the last day. Last year when I went I went to Tampere, Lahti (where the Ski Jumping comes from) and Hameenlinna ( the birthplace of Jean Sibelius). The...

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  • By Bus or by Train

    Finland is a rather vast country with lots of space. You may find it difficult to get to remote locations which are not by the main roads.In such cases you might turn to VR (National Railway), which to be honest is not always the best idea because of their confusing system of reserving tickets/seats and costy fares. But give it a shot:...

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  • By train

    Not me but a friend of mine praised the Finnish railway skyhigh. Very new, luxury train coaches. Each train has a restaurant car.Website with timetables and rates (in English):http://www.vr.fi/heo/english/heo.htm

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  • Finnish railway services

    Finland has a good and reliable train service which serves almost all larger places in the country. The train network is denser in the south where most big cities are while places in the north are often only reached by coach. Prices are more expensive than in most other European countries, but 1st: This is Finland and everything is more expensive –...

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  • Luxurious boats to Sweden

    The best way to travel to Finland is by boat from Stockholm (Tukholma) in Sweden. The archipelago between Sweden and Finland is said to be the most beautiful in the whole world. It is very nice between Stockholm and Helsinki but it is extremely special between Stockholm and Turku. However, the boats are better between Stockholm and Helsinki. The...

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  • Central Railway Station, Helsinki

    Helsinki's Central Railway Station is one of the main transportation hubs of the city of Helsinki. It is housed in a unique design building centrally located at Asema-aukio in the heart of the city. The main building has an elegant clock tower with several statues on its facade designed by Emil Wikström in the late 19th century. The Helsinki's...

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  • Ferry to Grisslehamn, Sweden from Eckerö

    Eckerö Linjen (Eckerö Line) plies between Grisslehamn in East Sweden and Eckerö in Åland, Finland. The line is suitable for those who drives to Sweden from Åland. Onboard Eckerö Linjen are duty-free shops, café, bar and restaurant for the convenience of the passengers. The crossing between the two harbours takes approximately one hour....

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  • Cruise to Stockholm

    Take a cruise to Stockholm, Sweden if you are staying in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland for your vacations. You may travel with Cinderella of Viking Line. It is just a one and a half day cruise with accommodation on board. It promises to be a fun-filled vacation with lots of things to do onboard the ship ranging from tax-free shopping, fine dining,...

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  • Streetnamings of overland roads

    If you travel by road in Finland you will come across streetnames having a townname in them like Kuusamontie. Mostly these streets (overland roads) are particular NOT in the town of which they got their name from. This has the following reason:In Finnish 'tie' is road or street. The 'n' before is comparable to the Englich word 'of'. So e.g. In Oulu...

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  • Driving rules in Finland

    In case you want to get some information about the rules of Finnish traffic, you can have a look at the linked pdf-document. It shows in a colorful way how the most important traffic regulations are on Finnish roads. Also you will find the important street signs.The document is rather larger, it might take some time to load it.

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  • Finnrail Pass

    Very handy to have if you plann to travel around Finland- even by going only Helsinki- Rovaniemi - Helsinki you save many. Prices (as of December 2007) 2nd class (1st class in brackets):3 days within 1 month €126 (€188)5 days within 1 month €168 (€251)10 days within 1 month 227 (€340)There is 50%discount for under 17 years.Basically with this pass...

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  • Gas / Benzine / Fuel

    If you drive your own car or rented one, you should know that Gas / Benzine / Fuel price here is usually cheaper during the weekend. Also there are few gas stations that are usually cheaper then the others, so compare the prices.

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  • Car on the train

    One of the great services of the Finnish train system is that you have the option to put your car on the train all the way to / from Lapland. This is saving you approximately 1000 km of driving and able you to arrive fresh in the morning to your destination.

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  • Getting there and around

    Finland's transport network is highly developed. In 2005, the network of main roads had a total length of about 13,000 km. The network is mainly centered on Helsinki. The total length of all public roads is 80,000 km, of which 50,000 km are paved. The motorway network is still to a great extent under development, and currently totals only to about...

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  • Road Distances

    If you have time in Finland and the weather is fine consider hiring a car and traveling around yourself. Its a beautiful country and well worth the benefits of being able to go where you want.

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  • Hitchhiking

    Before going there by hitchhike you should know that it's not common to hitch-hike in Finland anymore. But I should say that we were lucky enough as finnish people stopped their cars for us very often. Don't try to stop the cars on higways - it's forbidden to stop there. A good place for to catch a car: oil stations, some steps behind the last bus...

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  • To Finland you can come by car...

    To Finland you can come by car from Russia, Sweden or Norway. By ship you can come from Germany, Sweden or Estonia. And by plane you can come from wherever! The best way to get around Finland is by car, I guess. Because that way you can stop wherever you want, and see whatever you want. You are not dependent on timetables of buses or trains. But in...

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  • flying cheap to finland

    when i travel to finland i mostly fly with blue1.comi won't exactly call them a budget airline, but they have good prices and they are easy and straight forward to book online.service on board is quite good and they are normally punctual.all in all i will rate them as being above average when compard to other european airlines i have flown.

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  • Space Tractor

    Eighteen years agoI saw this U.F.OAnd saddled up my tractor for a cosmic caravanI followed it through space and found this distant placeWhere everything is perfect for alien and a manWe're carefree and easy and light years from homeWhy don't you lose that frown and let your hair downCome on let's link together in zero gravityI was born in Moscow...

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  • Walking

    Finland has a beautiful nature, which make it great for walking and hiking. Of course in the summer it can be warm enough, so don’t forget your sandals.

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  • Getting to Finnland / Estonia by ship

    There are frequent ships from Helsinki to Tallinn.It depends on which line you take or if you are on a one way or return trip.Some have special offers. So check the lines which pages are good.There also connections to Sweden, Norway and Germany.

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  • To fly is the easiest way

    To fly is the easiest way, all major airlines flying to Finland. Most to Helsinki but there are also direct flights to smaller cities and to Lapland. If you want to fly, check also with tour operators in your country, they might have special offers.Commercial Airlines in Finland:FinnairAir FinlandFinncommBlue1

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  • Trams

    HKL operate the public transport systems in Helsinki including the trams. The trams are a great way of getting around and the cost is 1.50 euro for prepaid (or 1.80 from the driver). These are vaild for an hour and you can transfer or take as many trams as your like. You can buy a Helsinki Tourist ticket for a day for 5.40 (10.80 for 3 day one) or...

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  • By air, by sea, by bus, by...

    By air, by sea, by bus, by car... All will do; some have even reached the country by bike!If in a hurry, take a plane, Finnair will fly you to all the bigger towns. To see more, you can travel by train, the service is good. Or by bus, car etc. And as the country is known for its thousands of lakes, there are ship also!!! Try eg. the boat from...

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  • Sylia Symphony to Helsinki

    I was coming from Stockholm and booked this very nice trip to Helsinki for 2 days.The price differs depending on the class A , B or C. so it can range from 30-100 USD.Anyway it is a means of transportation as well as entertainment and relaxation.

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  • Good train connections

    Railways work very well Finland. Trains are easy, cheap and comfortable way to travel in Finland. Trains take you almost everywhere and you can sleep and eat there.Foreign students who are studying in Finland get 50% off from tickets, as well as children from 12-16.Check out also travel passes around Finland. Very cheap and funny way to see more...

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  • Parking

    In central Helsinki, every car park costs money, as much as €2 per hour. Some parking spaces in Helsinki and elsewhere require drivers to set a small cardboard parking clock (pysäköintikiekko, lierally meaning 'parking puck') on the dashboard to indicate what time the car arrived, and signs will tell you how long you can park there.

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  • Getting Around By Car

    Driving around in Finland is hassle-free. Finnish drivers are remarkably considerate and polite - rarely will you hear a horn blast in anger and 'road rage' is almost an unknown phenomenon.Finland's road network is excellent between centers - although there are only few motorways around major cities - and well signposted. When approaching a town or...

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  • Getting There And Away

    Direct flights to Finland are not the cheapest in Europe, though there are good flight connections. Check out the website of Ryan Air, which serves Tampere-Pirkkala airport from Frankfurt Hahn - the cheapest way to get from Germany to Finland, if you get a bargain.Attention: The airport Frankfurt-Hahn actually has got NOTHING to do with Frankfurt,...

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