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Air

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 (www.airbaltic.com) Flies Turku–Riga (Latvia).

Finnair (www.finnair.com) Regular flights to/from Helsinki and Mariehamn; seasonal flights to Kittilä.

SAS (www.flysas.com) Flights to/from Helsiniki and Stockholm Arlanda (Sweden).

Wizz Air (http://wizzair.com) Seasonal flights to/from Gdańsk (Poland).

Transport Options

Bus 1 runs between the airport and the kauppatori from 5.20am to 11.15pm (€3, 25 minutes). A taxi into town from the airport costs around €30; there's a free hotline to order one at the entrance to Terminal 1.

Boat

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 (Åland) Deck-class one-way tickets from €32 including one passenger and vehicle.

Stockholm from €14/57 for deck/cabin per passenger

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.

Transport Options

Bus 1 runs from the harbour to the kauppatori from 5.20am to 11.15pm (€3, 25 minutes).

Bus

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

Major intercity services:

Helsinki from €5.70, 2½ hours, up to four hourly

Pori from €12, 2¼ hours, hourly

Tampere from €7.90, 2½ hours, hourly

Train

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 €59 to €77, six to 10 hours, one to two daily

Tampere from €19, 1¾ hours, six daily