Public Transportation and Taxis
HSL - Public transportation in Helsinki
HSL provides an excellent public transportation system consisting of buses, trams, metros, local railways and ferry services. With the same ticket you can access the whole transportation system and transfer from one vehicle to another.
The HSL area is divided into four zones, identified by the letters A, B, C and D, spreading out from the center of Helsinki. Ticket prices are based on the distance traveled, i.e. on the distance from the center of Helsinki. Tickets for only one zone are not available, the tickets consist of at least two zones (e.g. AB, BC, ABC etc.).
Single tickets can be purchased from ticket machines, R-kiosks and other HSL sales points or by using HSL mobile application. Single tickets are valid for certain time. If you are planning to use a bus you can also buy your ticket from the driver. Please be aware that credit and debit cards are not accepted on buses. To read more about single tickets, click here.
Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from Tourist Information at Helsinki Airport Terminal 2A (1-3 days) or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. To read more about day tickets, click here.
From below you will find some useful links if you are planning to use the public transportation.
HSL Journey Planner: https://reittiopas.hsl.fi/
Tickets and fares: https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets
Timetables and routes: https://www.hsl.fi/en/timetables-and-routes
HSL application for purchasing tickets and planning your travelling: https://www.hsl.fi/en/app
How to reach the event venue and hotels by using public transportation from the airport?
- Bus 615 runs between the airport and Helsinki city centre and the journey takes about 55 minutes. In order to reach the venue as well as hotels Scandic Paasi and Scandic Hakaniemi, get off at a stop called Hakaniemi. In order to reach Hotel Arthur, get off at the last stop at Central Railway Station.
- Bus 617 runs between the airport and Hakaniemi market square and the journey takes about 50 minutes. Get off at the last stop to reach the venue as well as hotels Scandic Paasi and Scandic Hakaniemi.
- There is a train connection between the airport and Helsinki city centre which takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: train I and train P. The event venue Paasitorni is located around 1,4km from the Central Railway Station. You can find more information about how to reach the venue here. Please note that you will have to buy a ticket before boarding the train since it is not possible to buy a ticket in the train.
To travel from the airport to the city center, you need ABC zone ticket.
HSL City Bikes
HSL also provides a great city bike service in the city centre of Helsinki and Espoo. Following the service extension in May, there are now 3,450 bikes and 345 bike stations at disposal in Helsinki and Espoo.
One-day access to city bikes costs 5 euros and is valid for 24 hours.
From more information about city bikes, click here.
Taxis and Uber
There are numerous taxi service companies as well as single drivers providing rides in Finland. Different taxi services providers might have different pricing policies. The most popular medium-priced taxi services are:
Tel. +358 100 0700
Tel. +358 100 7300
Tel. +358 200 6060
Uber is also offering ride services in Helsinki metropolitan area and is quite handy for short-distance travels. To order Uber, you will need to download their app from either Google Play or App Store.