Helsinki is served by about 120 bus lines inside the city and tens of regional bus lines. Over one hundred million bus rides are made in Helsinki annually.
Daily bus service starts in the early morning and continues until midnight and even beyond on many lines. The weekend service from the city centre to various parts of the city continues into the early morning.
Buses run from the city centre to suburbs, between suburbs, and from housing areas to metro and commuter rail stations.
The Helsinki Metropolitan Area is served by several private bus companies. The operations are managed by Helsinki Region Transport, which hires the bus companies through competitive bidding.