How to Reach Helsinki


  • By Air: You can take a flight to the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport which is located in Vantaa, 18 kilometers to the north of the central Helsinki and is your best option to reach the city.
  • By Train: Take a train to the Rautatieasema (Central Railway Station)
  • By Car: you can take the Expressways that connect Helsinki to Turku to the west, Tampere and Lahti to the north, and to Porvoo and towards Saint Petersburg in the east and reach the location.
  • By Bus: Take a bus to the Central Bus Station from most major cities.


  • Walking: If you're staying in Helsinki Centre, it's a pretty easy city to walk around and like most European capitals it’s pretty safe for tourists.
  • Cycling: It's simple enough to rent a bike and if you're thinking of heading out of the city Centre, grab a map which is free from libraries to get the best out of the day.
  • Public Transport: There's a coordinated Bus, Tram and Metro network in the city, and you can buy a ticket that covers access to all. It's quite expensive compared to some cities but much cheaper than a taxi.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Helsinki. The most preferred mode of transport in Helsinki is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 12.94 km Average time: 36.04 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 23.4%
    Bus 24.91 min Walking 7.18 min Waiting 4.64 min Train 0.91 min Overall average time for 13.12 kms 37.64 min
  • Bike 17.02%
    Bike 37.25 min Walking 5.13 min Other 0.13 min Overall average time for 10.94 kms 42.5 min
  • Train/Metro 14.89%
    Train 24.14 min Walking 8.29 min Waiting 5.14 min Bus 3.43 min Tram 1.43 min Other 1.43 min Overall average time for 17.81 kms 43.86 min
  • Motorbike 2.13%
    Motorbike 18 min Overall average time for 8 kms 18 min
  • Car 21.28%
    Driving 21.7 min Walking 0.2 min Overall average time for 18.9 kms 21.9 min
  • Walking 17.02%
    Walking 29.88 min Train 3.25 min Bike 2.5 min Driving 2.5 min Other 1.88 min Bus 1.25 min Waiting 1.13 min Tram 0.13 min Overall average time for 5.7 kms 42.5 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 4.26%
    Tram 17.5 min Walking 6.5 min Waiting 4 min Overall average time for 4.5 kms 28 min
Route Distance Time
Espoo to Helsinki 31.9 km 31 mins
Tallinn to Helsinki 77.13 km 1 hour 17 mins
Muurame oy to Helsinki 131.98 km 2 hours 11 mins
Tampere to Helsinki 187.6 km 3 hours 7 mins
Jyväskylä to Helsinki 225.99 km 3 hours 45 mins
Turku to Helsinki 298.34 km 4 hours 58 mins
Mikkeli to Helsinki 299.94 km 4 hours 59 mins
Riga to Helsinki 340.09 km 5 hours 40 mins
Bauska to Helsinki 389.13 km 6 hours 29 mins
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