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Basic information

  • Area: 306.41 km² (118.3 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +358
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 176,401
  • Official language: Finnish, Swedish
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

Turku – Getting Around

Airport Transfers

Turku Airport is found at under 8 kilometres directly to the north of the city and easily reached by road transport. Turku airport has the distinction of being Finland's first airport dating back 1935, although the airport changed locations in the mid 1950's.

By Bus
From the airport take the number 1 bus which leaves at 20 minute intervals, the journey usually takes no more than 20 minutes to the city centre depending on traffic.

By Taxi
There are a number of taxi firms servicing the airport which can be contacted prior to travelling. Alternatively there is a taxi free phone in the entrance hall. Taxi's can also be booked in advance which is often the best way.

By Car
At the airport you can find a number of car hire firms. The drive from the airport to the city is quite straightforward, from the airport follow the signs to route 232 and head for route 9, upon reaching route 9 turn south and follow it to the city centre.

Bicycles

As with walking, cycling gives you a great deal of freedom to roam at will but just a little bit faster. Bicycles are available for rent on a daily or weekly basis.

Bus

As already stated, most journeys start at the Kauppatori Market Square and buses are no exception. The city has an excellent network of buses, with the bonus that a single priced ticket is valid for 2 hours allowing more than one transfer.

Ferry

By far the shortest journey in Turku at less than 80 metres. The free ferry is for foot and bicycle passengers only, to cross the Aurajoki River.

On Foot

The city is quite compact making walking an enjoyable method of getting about and best of all it's free.

Taxi

By far the most expensive way of getting around, however if you have heavy luggage, parcels or impatient offspring they are worth considering.