How to get to Espoo
Espoo enjoys an excellent location adjoining Helsinki on the south coast of Finland. Helsinki Airport has direct flights to and from 130 destinations around the world and is just a 30-minute drive away. Ferries to Tallinn, Stockholm and St Petersburg provide an alternative way to travel. St Petersburg is just 3½ hours away by Allegro train.
Long-distance trains stop at Leppävaara station. Commuter trains stop at all stations in Espoo. For train timetables, visit vr.fi
Espoo is just a 15−30-minute drive from international ports in Helsinki, which have direct ferries to Stockholm, St Petersburg, Travemünde and Tallinn, with 17 departures daily to Tallinn during the peak summer season. For more information about international ferry departures and ports, visit portofhelsinki.fi
Espoo is just 20 km from Helsinki Airport, which has direct 130 flights to different corners of the world. Each day 350 aircraft take off from the airport.
From airport to city
Bus stops for buses to Espoo, the centre of Helsinki and other places in the Helsinki region and for long-haul coaches can be found outside both terminals.
- Regional buses 540 (Airport - Leppävaara - Espoon keskus) and 540B (Airport - Leppävaara - Lommila) run regularly between the airport and Espoo.
- The station entrance to the Ring Rail Line between the airport and Helsinki city centre is on the ground floor between arrivals terminals 1 and 2. Change at Helsinki Central Railway Station, Pasila or Huopalahti stations for commuter trains to stations in Espoo.
- Taxis leave from outside the doors of both terminals.
- Car hire desks are on the ground floor between arrivals terminals 1 and 2.
For more information visit finavia.fi
Long-haul coaches terminate at Kamppi bus station in Helsinki, from where there are good local connections to various parts of Espoo. Long-haul coaches from the west of Finland also stop in Espoo.
The west metro line will start operating later in 2017. Espoo stations are Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu and Matinkylä.
Getting around in Espoo
Public transport (HSL)
Getting around in the Helsinki region is easy since Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava and Kirkkonummi have a regional ticket system in use for public transport, with different tickets for different needs. Public transport services are operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). Visit hsl.fi for information about different ticket types and prices and bus, metro, tram and commuter train timetables.
The west metro between Helsinki and Matinkylä will start operating later in 2017.
HSL’s journey planner helps you to find regional public transport connections and times, and information about buses, the metro, trams, commuter trains and Suomenlinna ferries. The planner works on a door-to-door basis, starting with the walk to the nearest stop or station. The planner shows any walking distances if you need to change transport.
Espoo has a total of almost 600 km of cycle lanes, which pass many interesting museums and cultural sites, not to mention beaches and other places. Most hotels in Espoo have bicycles available to guests, just enquire at reception.
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