Helsinki Finland Transport - Helsinki, the Finnish capital, is the administrative, economic and cultural center of the country. It is a very cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city. Helsinki offers the best of music, theatre, dance and cinema – so it’s no surprise that Helsinki is one of the nine “European Cities of Culture.” The city offers concerts and events throughout the region, including free concerts at the Esplanadi pavilion every summer.
Helsinki’s main airport is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Special buses shuttle passengers to and from the airport at 20 to 30 minute intervals. Less expensive public buses are also available, and depart from Central Railway Station two to three times every hour. Taxis are also available by private care, or the slightly less expensive yellow taxi. It is also possible to enter Helsinki by train into the Helsinki Railway Station, by bus into the Kamppi Terminal or the Elielinaukio Terminal, or even the Railway Square Bus terminal.
Helsinki features an efficient network of buses, trams, a subway, ferries and taxis. The Helsinki Card (09/169-37-57) offers unlimited travel on public buses, trams, subway and ferries as well as free entry to museums and other sights. Other multi-day discount travel tickets are available, and children under 7 travel free.
The subway, bus, and train system is run by the City Transport office, which is located at the Rautatientori metro station (09/472-24-54). The city transport system accesses just about every part of the city and makes driving unnecessary (and parking is limited).
Ferries leave the eastern end of Etelaesplanadi for the islands of Suomenlinna and Korkeasaari.
Taxis are available at taxi stands as well as on the streets. Keep in mind that surcharges are charged in the evenings after 6pm, and Saturday after 2pm.
In environmentally conscious Helsinki Finland, you can rent a bicycle through Greenbike (050/404-0900) or from Nordic Fitness Sports Park (09/4776-9760). Rentals include route maps through and around the city. Biking makes a very unique opportunity to explore the city in a new and interesting way.
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