Trams, buses, metro rail and commuter trains
People in Helsinki are served by a dense network of public transport services. No one should be further than 700 metres from a public transport stop in daytime. The remotest city suburbs are served by buses at 10-15 minute intervals during the peak hours. Helsinki Region Transport customer service line provides information on public transport routes, timetables and prices, as well as Travel Card advice 09 4766 4000.
Public transport users in the Helsinki metropolitan area can plan their journey online, identifying the best public transport connections. They can also determine the right tram, bus or commuter train line for their journey, they can check timetables, find information on tickets and fares and find information on traffic exceptions.
The Travel Card makes it easy to get around in the area. It can be used on all public transport modes in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi.
Holders of a Finnish mobile phone subscription can get a “mobile ticket” on their mobile phones to pay for a single ride.
The Suomenlinna islands are served by a commuter ferry.
The current metro rail line extends from Vuosaari and Mellunmäki in eastern Helsinki to Ruoholahti in western Helsinki. The metro is being extended to the west.
Commuter train services are organized by Finnish Railways VR. VR’s online services include timetable search.
Trams and metro services in Helsinki are organized by Helsinki City Transport. Other public transport services are organized by Helsinki Region Transport.