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I'm traveling in December. I arrive at Helsinki airport (HEL) at 9pm and would like to get to Turku as soon as possible. What is the latest night bus available? Alternatively, how early can I take one the next morning?

  • From a quick exploration on Google Maps it appears that buses run all night and stop at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, though Google seems to want to tell me to walk 550m to a farther stop (not happening). – Michael Hampton Apr 27 '15 at 0:40
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According to the Matkahuolto.fi central bus schedule search, the last connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport T2 to Turku leaves the airport at 22:50, arriving in Turku at 01:30. (There's also an earlier bus at 21:50 which you'll likely make if your flight is on time.) Both also serve T1 (leaving 10 minutes earlier) and involve a change of bus at Espoo's Ikea along the way, but the buses are run by the same company (Pohjolan Liikenne) as a guaranteed service, so this should be pretty painless.

Should you miss the 22:50, the next services are at 0:30 AM, 01:25 AM and 03:45 AM. So you're definitely not going to get stuck at the airport for the night!

There are also other options if you detour via central Helsinki, eg. transferring to a VR train at Helsinki Central (last departure 23:00, but arriving slightly earlier at 01:00) and the supercheap Onnibus service (last bus from central Helsinki at 22:45). But if it's your first time in Helsinki and/or you're tired after a long flight etc, the direct bus is the easiest option.

  • i could only find the information to August 2015 - do you live nearby to know that it is the same or similar in December? (I'm traveling on 19 December). Awesome reply and really fast too - thanks mate, really appreciate it. – dilly Apr 27 '15 at 11:38
  • I don't think they publish schedules that far in advance, but that bus service has been running through the night as long as I can remember. The exact times may change but they're not going to cancel it. – jpatokal Apr 27 '15 at 23:39
  • Thanks so much - really appreciate your insight jpatokal. cheers – dilly Apr 28 '15 at 20:59

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