Public transport reaches Suomenlinna
Ferries to Suomenlinna Fortress island operate all year round. Ferry transport to Suomenlinna is part of the public transport system in Helsinki, which means ferries accept both regular travel tickets and regional tickets. If you do not have an HSL travel ticket, you will need to purchase one from the ticket machines on land, as the ferries do not accept cash.
Helsinki Region Transport HSL organises the ferry traffic, its timetables and tickets, and the ferries are operated by HKL. In practice, however, HKL’s subsidiary company Suomenlinnan Liikenne Oy operates the ferries.
Private operators manage the ferries to other islands in Helsinki, and the routes, timetables and ticket prices for these ferries depend on the operator.
The ferries to Suomenlinna operate from Kauppatori every day of the year and from Katajanokka on weekdays. In Kauppatori, the departure dock can be found near the Keisarinnankivi memorial statue of a double-headed eagle. Katajanokka dock is located right at the end of the Katajanokka peninsula.
The ferries operating from Kauppatori to Suomenlinna main dock are M/S Suokki, M/S Suomenlinna II and M/S Tor. Service ferry M/S Ehrensvärd departs from Katajanokka and arrives at the service dock of Suomenlinna Fortress. The journey to Suomenlinna takes around fifteen minutes.
Read more on the Suomenlinnan liikenne website http://www.suomenlinnanliikenne.fi/en