By air and sea
The Helsinki International Airport has been ranked among the world’s best airports in many passenger surveys. The airport serves both domestic and international air travel. It hosts numerous airlines and offers direct connections to the major European destinations, a large number of Asian metropolises, and some North American destinations (find destinations on route maps). The airport’s online services allow passengers to search timetables and to get real-time information on arrivals and departures.
The airport is located about 20 kilometres north of the Helsinki city centre. Ground transportation is by bus, taxis and airport shuttles. The Finnair City Bus offers airport bus service with departures at 20-minute intervals from Elielinaukio at the Helsinki Railway Station.
Helsinki’s second airport, Helsinki-Malmi, focuses on training flights and serves various clubs.
The Port of Helsinki is Finland’s largest port, focusing on unitized cargo and passenger traffic. The busiest passenger port in Finland, the Port of Helsinki has connections to Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden), St. Petersburg (Russia), Travemünde and Rostock (Germany) and Gdynia (Poland). At the height of the summer season, there are frequent departures to Tallinn daily. There are two overnight ferries to Stockholm all year round. More than ten million passengers pass through the port annually. International cruise ships make hundreds of visits and bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to Helsinki each year.
The Port of Helsinki has three harbours: the South Harbour in the city centre, the busy West Harbour for passenger traffic and cruise ships and the Vuosaari Harbour, a modern cargo harbour completed in late 2008 which also has passenger service.
Helsinki has a guest marina at Katajanokka in the heart of the city.
General maritime information is provided by the Finnish Transport Agency.