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Travelling To Finland

Finland is part of the Schengen area, which makes it one of 26 European countries with no border checks between countries.

Traveling to Finland by plane from any European country is probably the easiest way to arrive. Average flight times from Europe to Finland are 3-4 hours.
Helsinki has an international airport, Helsinki-Vantaa, 18 km from the City Centre. It is easy to get to the city by bus or taxi, and the Ring Rail Line will open in 2015.

One easy way to go from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Helsinki City Centre is by bus 615 (620 at night). Bus 615 departs from platform 2 at Terminal 1 and from platform 21 at Terminal 2 every 20-30 minutes. Bus timetables

There is also an Airport Taxi to the City Centre. You can book a taxi by calling +358 600 - 555 555 (€1.99 / call + local rate) or at service points in the airport. More information 

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s website


Ferry cruises to Finland

There are also daily ferry cruises to Finland from Estonia, Sweden and Saint-Petersburg (Russia) with the ferry companies Viking Line, Eckerö Line, Tallink, Linda Line, Stpeter Line. The ferry harbours are close to the centre of Helsinki.
Viking Line
Eckerö Line
Linda Line
St Peter Line


Railway connection from Russia

There is also a railway connection to Finland from Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
VR Railways