Arrival and transport connections
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 and Stockholm provide an alternative way to travel.
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, 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 the terminal.
- The station entrance to the Ring Rail Line between the airport and Helsinki city centre is on the ground floor.
- 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.
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.
- Long-haul: matkahuolto.fi
- Local commuter traffic in Espoo: hsl.fi and reittiopas.fi
Getting from Helsinki to Espoo with metro in just a few minutes. Espoo stations are Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu, Matinkylä, Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti and Kivenlahti.
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.
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.
More information about cycle routes in Espoo
Lähitaksi, tel. 0100 7300
€1.17 / call. + €0.17 / 10 sec + lnc