Getting there & around
HKL ferries depart from the passenger quay at the kauppatori in Helsinki, opposite the Presidential Palace (return €3.60, 15 minutes, three times hourly, 6.20am to 2.20am). Buy tickets at the pier.
JT-Lines runs an hourly waterbus from the kauppatori to the King's Gate near the Walhalla restaurant (return €5.50, 30 minutes, mid-May to August). The first departure is from the kauppatori at 8am and the last departure is from Suomenlinna at 12.15am, except for Sunday, when the last service is at 8.30pm. Check current time-tables online at www.jt-line.fi.
There's nowhere to hire bikes on the island, but they can be brought across on the ferries.