TRAVELLING TO TURKU/ÅBO
Åbo/Turku is to be found on the South-Western coast of Finland. You
can find more information about the city
that the two names refer to the same city. Åbo is the Swedish name and Turku the
Finnish. Here are some tips on Travelling to Turku.
Arriving in Åbo/Turku by plane
The closest airport to Turku is Turku Airport, about 15 minutes
away from the city center with the local bus. (Line 1).
Most of the international flights to Turku stop in Stockholm (Arlanda Airport),
Sweden, in Copenhagen (Kastrup), Denmark or in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The easiest way to reach Turku is
usually to fly via Stockholm or Copenhagen with
SAS (Star Alliance).
The flights via Helsinki are mainly operated by
Arriving in Turku via Helsinki or Tampere by rail or bus.
You may easily reach Turku by flying into Finland to Helsinki (Vantaa
airport) or Tampere and continue by rail or bus to Turku.
For flights to
Helsinki check for instance
Finnair's web page.
From Helsinki there is a bus from the airport to the center of Turku. One has to change bus one time on a bus stop (it is easy to do).
The busride takes about 2½ hours.
to Tampere from London-Stanstead, Riga and Frankfurt-Hahn.
From Tampere there is a bus from the airport to the city centre and the railway station after each flight arrival and trains departing regularly to Turku. There is also a bus to the airport from the railway station at approximately two hours before the departure of the Ryanair flights. The train ride to Turku takes about 2 hours.
Here you can find a timetable for the buses from and to the airport:
Arriving in Turku via Stockholm by boat
If you have time to spare you can fly to Stockholm and then take a
boat from Stockholm to Åbo/Turku. The boat trip takes one night or one day. If
you take the boat as a daytrip you will see the Swedish and Finnish archipelago
(including the Åland insels) which is very beautiful. For information about
harbour there is a bus to the center which stops at the market place, line 1. (The same line that goes to the
Taxi: telephone: 0210041