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Turku Airport is 8.5km north of the city. Facilities are minimal and there are no ATMs – bring euros for the bus.

Airlines include the following:

AirBaltic ( Serves Riga (Latvia).

Finnair ( Regular flights to/from Helsinki and Mariehamn; seasonal flights to Kittilä.

Nextjet ( Flies to Mariehamn.

SAS ( Flights to/from Stockholm Arlanda (Sweden).

Wizz Air ( Seasonal flights to/from Gdańsk (Poland).


Turku is a main gateway to Sweden and Åland. The harbour, about 3km southwest of the city centre, has terminals for Tallink/Silja Line and Viking Line. Both companies sail to Stockholm, Sweden (10½ hours) via Åland (5½ hours). Book ahead during high season if you plan to take a car. Prices vary according to season and class:

Mariehamn Deck-class one-way tickets from €23/45 per passenger/car

Stockholm Cabin required; from €69/45 per passenger/car

Finnlink sails to Sweden from nearby Naantali, though this service doesn't take foot passengers. It’s also possible to travel to Åland via the Turku Archipelago.


Long-distance buses use the bus station, while regional buses (including for Naantali) depart from the kauppatori.

Major intercity services:

Helsinki €25, 2½ hours, up to four hourly

Korpo €15.50, two hours, six daily (via Nagu; €11.80, 1¼ hours)

Pori €15, 2¼ hours, hourly (via Rauma; €10, 1½ hours)

Tampere €25, 2½ hours, hourly


Turku's train station is 400m northwest of the city centre; trains also stop at the ferry harbour.

Direct trains include the following:

Helsinki €20, two hours, hourly

Oulu €60 to €67, eight to 10 hours, two daily

Tampere €23, 1¾ hours, six daily