How to reach the port of Helsinki
There are 3 terminals to the ferry port of Helsinki.
Helsinki Olympia terminal (South)
Is used for ferries in the direction of Stockholm: Olympia terminal is about 1.8 km from the Centre of Helsinki, 179 Km from Tampere and 166 from Turku. From Tampere to Helsinki and Turku take E12 E18.
Helsinki West Terminal
Used for the ferry to Tallinn, the West terminal is located approximately 2.4 Km from the Centre of Helsinki, 179 km from Tampere and 166 Km from Turku. From Tampere prenid the E12 towards Helsinki and from Turku E18.
Helsinki Vuosaari, Hansa Terminal (East)
Used for ferries to Rostock, the Hansa Terminal is located 16kms from Helsinki Centre. Take road # 170/Itäväylä, turn left to Meripellontie and then follow the signs to the ferry terminal.
Information about Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, with 626,305 inhabitants (2015 figure), located in the Uusimaa region. The city is bilingual, the official languages ??are Finnish and Swedish.
Helsinki is geographically located in the southern part of the country on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, part of the Baltic Sea, opposite the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, and extends over several islands.
The Helsinki metropolitan area includes the urban area of ??the city, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and neighboring countries. It is the northernmost metropolitan area in the world, with its one million inhabitants being the northernmost city and capital of the Member States of the European Union.
In Helsinki there are the parliament, the government, 7 universities and the Evangelical-Lutheran, Catholic and Russian-Orthodox bishops.
In the slang of Helsinki the city is called Stadi (for the Swedish word stad, "city") or Hesa ??(abbreviated form of "Helsinki" with the suffix slang "-sa"), suggesting that those using the term Stadi are native of city. Helsset is the term used by the Northern Sami for Helsinki.
Helsinki has an important ferry port (for example for Rostock, Stockholm and Tallinn).
There are also internal maritime connections that lead to some small islands bordering the capital, including Suomenlinna. This is a very popular tourist destination, where you can appreciate the natural and unspoiled landscapes that the country can boast.
Address of the port of Tallinn
Tallink Silja, Tallinn 10120, Uus-Sadam, Terminal D, Estonia
Reaching the port of Tallinn
by car: from the ferry port of Tallinn is about 0.8 Km from the city centre. The ferry terminal is signposted coming from all directions. In Estonia any vehicle must keep the lights on all day.
By train: from Tallinn trains arrive in Moscow and St Petersburg. From the train station take Metro number 1 and 2 to the ferry terminal, or alternatively walk is 10 minutes from the station.
Park at the port of Tallinn
Long and short term parking spaces are available close to the terminal with the following prices:
-50 EEK/24 hours
-15 EEK/1-1 .5 hours
-25 EEK/ -2.5 1.5 hours
-40 EEK/3-12 hours
Information about Tallinn
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia as well as its main port, is located on the north coast of the country, overlooking the Baltic Sea, as the crow flies is divided by 80 kilometers of Baltic Sea from Helsinki, the latter located further north, moreover Tallinn is also the most populous city and largest economic and commercial center of the Estonian country.
Its medieval Old Town, an ancient Hanseatic port, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Tallinn was the European Capital of Culture for the year 2011 along with the Finnish city of Turku.
Several dozen daily ferry services, with travel time of 1.5 to 4 hours (depending on the type of boat) connect Tallinn to Helsinki in Finland. There are also ferry lines from Tallinn to Stockholm, Sweden; Åland (Ahvenanmaa) in Finland; St. Petersburg in Russia and Rostock in Germany.