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Discover Helsinki

Discover Helsinki

Discover Helsinki is an insider's guide to Helsinki, providing comprehensive and up-to-date information for visitors about events, sightseeing and how to get around the city. Through the Discover Helsinki website and mobile application you can read regularly updated articles for practical tips and interesting information about Helsinki, find public transport and taxi services with ease, as well as obtain exclusive discounts at a wide range of stores and restaurants through the free mobile app.
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Arriving in Helsinki

Arriving in Helsinki

Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world. By plane - Around 200 international flights a day arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take a taxi, the Finnair airport bus or the Ring Rail Line train to the Central Railway Station. A taxi to city centre costs approximately 45 euros. www.finavia.fi/home By train - There are excellent train connections from Helsinki to all major towns in Finland as well as to Lapland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark unto itself in Helsinki. www.vr.fi/en By bus - Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cities approximately every hour. www.matkahuolto.fi/en/ By ferry - There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. All these ferry companies offer the possibility to take a car with you. There is also ship connection between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, (no cars permitted). www.eckeroline.fi/en, www.tallinksilja.com/en/, www.vikingline.fi/en, www.finnlines.com/ferry-trips, www.stpeterline.com/en www.portofhelsinki.fi/en/passengers/arrivals-and-depa Passenger Terminals: Hansa Terminal, Vuosaari Harbour Provianttikatu 5 00980 Helsinki Katajanokka Terminal Katajanokanlaituri 8 00160 Helsinki West Terminal 1 Tyynenmerenkatu 8 00220 Helsinki West Terminal 2 Tyynenmerenkatu 14 00180 Helsinki Makasiini Terminal Eteläranta 7 00130 Helsinki Olympia Terminal Olympiaranta 3 00140 Helsinki
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Tourist Information

Public Transport

With a single ticket you can hop on trams, buses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna. Day tickets available for 1 to 7 days allow unlimited travel on public transport. Buy your ticket in advance using the HSL app, from ticket machines or from sales points, including kiosks and several shops https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares/sales-points. You can buy single tickets and one-day tickets from the bus driver when boarding a bus. Tickets are not sold on commuter trains, trams or on the metro. HSL area is divided into four zones, designated by the letters A to D. Buy a ticket for all the zones you travel through. In zones A, B and C, you always have to buy a ticket for at least two zones (an AB or BC ticket). An ABC ticket allows you unlimited travel in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. When you search for routes and timetables with the Journey Planner, it tells you which ticket you need for your journey. https://reittiopas.hsl.fi/?locale=en Some Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) buses and trams offer free wireless internet access. Look for the WLAN sticker on the front window or door of buses and trams. Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transport within zones A and B www.helsinkiexpert.com/helsinki_card HSL’s Service Point: Central Railway Station Metro Station, Mon–Thu 7.30am–7 pm, Fri 7.30am–5pm, Sat 10am–3 pm. Helsinki Region Transport www.hsl.fi/EN
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Tourist Information

Tourist Information

The main Tourist Information Center in Helsinki is located in the west wing of the Central Railway Station (street address: Elielinaukio 3). The staff is available in winter season (15.9.-14.5.) Mon-Fri 9.30-17.30, Sat-Sun and holidays 10-16. In summer season (15.9.-14.9.) Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat-Sun and holidays 9-16. The internet service point and brochures are available according to the opening hours of the station building. Tel: +358 9 3101 3300 (Mon-Sat 9-15:30) helsinki.touristinfo@hel.fi www.myhelsinki.fi The Tourist Information Center at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport serves especially foreign visitors and transit passengers. Opening hours: In winter season (1.10.-30.4.) Mon-Sat 10-18, Sun and holidays 12-18. In summer season (2.5.-30.9.) Mon-Sun 10-20. The opening hours may vary on public holidays. The internet service point and brochures are available throughout the day. During summer season from June to August, you can also get your information from the Helsinki Biennial Pavilion right next to the Old Market Hall, as well as from the green-clad Helsinki Helpers patrolling the streets. (The information container, traditionally located next to the Havis Amanda Statue, will be lent to the Biennial for summer 2020.)
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