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: 13.35 km Average time: 32.08 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 24.49%
    Bus 25.33 min Walking 7 min Waiting 4.67 min Train 0.83 min Overall average time for 12.86 kms 37.83 min
  • Train/Metro 14.29%
    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
  • Bike 14.29%
    Bike 34 min Walking 2.29 min Other 0.14 min Overall average time for 11.21 kms 36.43 min
  • Motorbike 2.04%
    Motorbike 18 min Overall average time for 8 kms 18 min
  • Car 22.45%
    Driving 22.91 min Walking 0.18 min Overall average time for 20.64 kms 23.09 min
  • Walking 14.29%
    Walking 15.14 min Train 5.14 min Waiting 2 min Bus 1.43 min Tram 0.14 min Overall average time for 6.09 kms 23.86 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 8.16%
    Tram 18.75 min Walking 5.5 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 4.75 kms 29.25 min
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