By air

Main international airports in Finland are: Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL), Turku (TKU), Tampere (TMP) and Rovaniemi (RVN).

The national carrier Finnair offers flights from many European countries to Finland. Finnair destinations include:
Austria (Vienna),
Belgium (Brussels),
Czech Republic (Prague),
Denmark (Copenhagen),
Estonia (Tallinn),
France (Paris),
Germany (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart),
Hungary (Budapest),
Italy (Milan, Pisa, Rome, Venice),
Latvia (Riga),
Lithuania (Vilnius),
Netherlands (Amsterdam),
Norway (Bergen, Oslo),
Poland (Kraków, Warsaw),
Portugal (Lisbon),
Romania (Bucharest),
Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg)
Slovenia (Ljubljana),
Spain (Barcelona, Madrid),
Sweden (Gothenburg, Stockholm),
Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich),
Turkey (Antalya, Istanbul),
Ukraine (Kiev),
United Kingdom (London, Manchaster).

Other airlines that offer flights to Finland include: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air Finland, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, bmi, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, CSA, easyJet, Estonian Air, Iberia Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Malev, SAS, Spanair, Swiss, TAP, Turkish Airlines and Ukraine Airlines.

Helsinki Airport: www.helsinki-vantaa.fi
Finnish Airports: www.finavia.fi
Finnair schedules: www.finnair.com

By sea

Main sea ports in Finland are Naantali, Turku and Vaasa. There are direct ferry services between Finland an Germany, Estonia and Sweden. These are operated by Cunard, Eckerö Line, Fred Olsen, P&O, Princess, Radisson, Seabourn and Silversea.

Cunard schedules: www.cunard.com
Eckerö Line schedules: www.eckeroline.fi
Fred Olsen schedules: www.fredolsencruises.com
P&O schedules: www.cruiseline.co.uk
Princess schedules: www.princess.com
Silversea schedules: www.silversea.com

By bus

There are many coach services from European countries to Finland. The leader is Eurolines.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

Finland has rail connections with Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.

By car

The main border crossings in Finland are Haparanda and Tornio (Swedish border), Sami Bridge (Norwegian border), and Svetogotsk (Russian border).


By bus/tram

Public transport in the cities is very efficient. In Helsinki one can travel by bus, metro or tram. There is one type of tickets for all means of transport. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines, on board or via mobile phone text message.

By taxi

Taxis are plentiful. They are available at taxi stands at airports and near the major hotels. Taxis can be also hailed in the streets or ordered by phone. All vehicles have a yellow ‘taksi’ sign on the roof. Fares are higher at night and in the weekends.

By car

Driving is on the right side of the road. Foreign driving licenses and international driving permits are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and ownership/rental documents. The use of seat belts is mandatory both in the front as well as in the back seats. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 milligrams per milliliter of blood. Dipped headlights must be on at all times. In the winter season (from 1 December to 1 March) the use of snow tires is obligatory. Speed limits: 40 to 60 km/h – built-up areas, 90 to 100 km/h – outside built-up areas, 120 km/h – highways, 100 km/h – highways in winter.