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What is the best ferry (public transportation) to see Helsinki?

By Traveller August 1, 2018
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What is the best ferry (public transportation) to see Helsinki?

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By Carolina Traveller August 1, 2018

I would like to see Helsinki from a public ferry. Ist there a nice route?

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There are a bunch of ferries leaving for tourist trips from Kauppatori, but they're not public ones. You can also take the public ferries to a bunch of islands in Helsinki. Suomenlinna is probably the most popular one and it is run by a regular public ferry service https://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/visitor/how-to-get-there/hsl-ferry/

Other island transport is primarily operated by J-line https://www.jt-line.fi/eng/

Here is a Helsinki island guide pdf provided by the city in Finnish and English:

https://www.google.ge/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hel.fi/hel2/Helsinginseutu/liitteet/Saaristo_opas.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjfhPvx_uXcAhWByqYKHa1uALcQFjAlegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw1YVhxZXJ1v11xNg-wiTukz
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Local August 12, 2018
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Hi! I guess the ferry to Suomenlinna is the only one which is public transport. It is very nice, maybe 15 min of ride. Another nice option is to buy an island hopping ticket from jt-line from Kauppatori/market square, which takes you to Vallisaari, Suomenlinna and Lonna (has a sauna). Have a nice visit!
Local August 4, 2018
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Hello Carolina, mentioned Suomenlinna ferry is the only one including public transportation ticket system. Other ferry’s give you better view and they have 1-2 hour trips around Helsinki, but to go with them you need different ticket from ferry/boat companies. All (or at least most) these boats leave from Kauppatori.
Local August 1, 2018
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Hi! The ferry tu Suomenlinna (Unesco heritage site, also really nice to walk around) that leaves from the market square is part of the Helsinki public transportoitiin system, so you don’t have to pay any extra if you have a valid bus card. You can see Helsinki from a distance from the ferry. But there are also many other ferries going to the other islands around Helsinki, most of them leave from the market square as well!
Local August 1, 2018
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Here are special buses for sightseeing,they stand in the downtown-in the Cathedral square :)
Local August 1, 2018
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