The Sipoonkorpi Hop-On Hop-Off bus runs on summer weekends between 13 May and 1 October 2023. The number of stops and the route of the bus have been revised from previous years based on the passenger numbers of the previous season and the feedback received from customers. The aim of the new expanded routes is to make it easier to get to Sipoonkorpi National Park, where you can spend the day enjoying nature and grilling at the campfire sites. In addition to the national park, you can visit the Old Church of Sipoo or the former mental hospital area in Nikkilä with its diverse cultural offerings.
The new route of the hop-on hop-off bus runs from the Mellunmäki metro station through Korvenportti, the Sipoo River heritage sauna and the Old Church of Sipoo to Nikkilä. From Nikkilä, the bus runs through Kuusijärvi and Koivukylä to Tikkurila in Vantaa. The final stops of the bus are Mellunmäki, Tikkurila and Nikkilä.
“We want to contribute to the accessibility of Sipoonkorpi National Park. The final stop of the bus in Mellunmäki will provide Helsinki residents and visitors to our city with easy and ecological transport to the national park next summer,” says Nina Vesterinen, Tourism Director at the City of Helsinki.
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The hop-on hop-off bus is a low-floor bus, which also welcomes dogs. The price of a day ticket for the bus is €5 and the price of a one-way single ticket is €3. Children under 7 travel free of charge. Payment is in cash or by card to the driver. The route is operated by the transport company Taksikuljetus Oy.
The aim of the bus connection is to make it easier for Helsinki residents to travel to Sipoonkorpi National Park and to encourage visitors to the national park to favour public transport. Another purpose of the bus connection is to alleviate the occasional congestion in the parking areas of the national park.
Route information and schedules will also be added to HSL's route guide.