Biking & Cycling trails
Espoo has almost 600 km of cycling trails, which pass many exciting sites and services. For commuting around Espoo on bikes, you can use either City Bikes that are available between April – October via HSL app or use services of local bike rental places.
Find out more about Espoo's cycling routes and equipment rentals over here.
Metro / Underground - from the capital Helsinki
Adjoining the capital of Helsinki, Espoo has a great underground infrastructure connecting with the neighborhood city of Helsinki and within the Espoo region. Underground stations located in the Espoo region are: (in zone B) Keilaniemi, Aalto-University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu, Matinkylä, (in zone C) Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti, Kivenlahti.
Light Rail - Raide Jokeri
The new light rail Raide Jokeri will make traveling from the Helsinki side (stop: Huopalahti) to Espoo and its centers in Leppävaara, Otaniemi, and Keilaniemi even smoother.
Espoo's Bus Network
The most common bus routes in Espoo are as follows:
Bus nr. 245 between Espoon Keskus and Nuuksio National Park.
Bus nr. 531 between Kalatorppa and Jorvi, Matinkylä area. Easy to get from southern Espoo to the northern Espoo area. Stops at Espoon Keskus, so easy to hop on bus 245 to Nuuksio National Park. Also goes nearby the Espoo Waterfront Walkway.
Bus nr. 550 between Itäkeskus and Westend. Easy to get from Leppävaara to Otaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola and Westend.
Bus nr. 113 between Leppävaara and Tapiola. Great when visiting the Exhibition Center Weegee or Espoo’s Museum of Modern Art located nearby Weegee-Talo station.
Bus nr. 236 between Leppävaara and Serena. Brings you to Hotel Korpilampi, Water Park & Ski Resort Serena, and Luukki recreational area.
Bus nr. 200 between Espoon Keskus and Elielin Aukio (Helsinki Central Railway Station). A great option to reach Espoo from Helsinki city center. In Espoo Keskus you can change to bus nr. 245 to Nuuksio National Park.
Bus nr. 532 between Leppävaara and Matinkylä. Gets you near the Espoo Central Park (Espoon keskuspuisto) and the Matinkylä area, where you can reach nearby located Matinkylä beach and seaside services.
Bus nr. 112 between Matinkylä and Tapiola goes to Haukilahti, where you can enjoy Espoo's Waterfront Walkway.
Bus nr. 104 between Haukilahti and Lauttasaari gets you to Hanasaari - an island full of art.
Boat - summer season
Scheduled boats to Espoo's archipelago (islands: Pentala, Iso Vasikkasaari, Stora Herrö, Gåsgrund, and Rövaren) leave from harbors in Otaniemi, Haukilahti, Nokkala, Suomenoja, Suinonsalmi, and Soukka. More details schedules and operators can be found here.
In Espoo, you can also explore the seaside partly by boat and partly by bike. Boat rides for cyclists can be found here.
If you own a boat or borrowed one in Espoo waters, you can visit the following marinas: Gåsgrund, Haukilahti, Iso-Vasikkasaari, Keilaranta Marina, Nuottaniemi, Otsolahti, and Seapoint Skata Marina.
Renting a car
If you would like to explore Espoo at your own pace and rent a car for your stay, you can use car rental services from the following companies: Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise, and Scandia Rent.
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