Helsinki Ferries


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Helsinki Routes

Book a ferry to Helsinki with AFerry. Ferries to Helsinki, in Finland, are available from Aland, Estonia, Germany and Sweden. You can take a ferry to Helsinki from Mariehamn, Stockholm, Tallinn and Travemunde.

Helsinki Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Helsinki are operated by Eckerö Line, Finnlines, Tallink Silja and Viking Line. Because 4 ferry companies operate in and out of Helsinki, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Helsinki, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Karlskrona, Naantali and Nynashamn to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Ferries with Eckerö Line and other companies operating to and from Helsinki are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Helsinki will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Tallinn - Helsinki
(Eckerö Line)
  • Booked: Thursday, 10 September 2020
  • Travel: Friday, 18 September 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
  • Helsinki Ferries
  • Helsinki Ferries
  • Helsinki Ferries

About Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland is a vibrant, lively, seaside city. The archipelago of Helsinki consists of over 300 beautiful islands, many of which are easy to get to by waterbus for days at the beach or weekend camping trips. As it is quite compact Helsinki can be easily explored on foot with access to many large green parks, architecture, culture and shopping. Helsinki's ferry port lies on the southern coast of Finland, resting on the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is the busiest ferry port in Finland with over 6 million passengers passing through it annually and offers a number of connections to Sweden, Estonia, Germany and Russia on a daily basis. These can all be booked online with AFerry.

Ferries to and from Helsinki

Finnlines has a fleet of Star class ferries each with space for 500 passengers, and nine classes of cabin to choose from, all of which have a private bathroom, satellite TV and comfortable beds. On board you find facilities includng a self-service buffet restaurant serving excellent German and Finnish food. The Sailor's Shop selling cosmetics, jewellery, sweets, souvenirs, drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks. You will also finda gym and a sauna section with a jacuzzi for both men and women.

Eckerö Line operates one of the largest ships on the Baltic Sea, the M/S Nordlandia. The ship can carry over 2,000 passengers and has various on board cuisine available on the famous deck 6.

The Princess Maria, flagship of St Peter Line, is a modern, comfortable ship that boasts a full range of on board services, including a casino, reception area, range of on-board restaurants and bars and a sauna. There is also a large duty free shop. There are frequent special events on board the ship to provide added excitement to the crossing. Cabins come in a range of styles and sizes.

When on board any Tallink Silja ship you will find a wide range of on board facilities including restaurants, bars, disco, business lounges, wireless internet, TVs, shops and children's play areas. Whether you are on holiday or a business trip, Tallink offers a fantastic on board service.

Viking Line ferry service offers a wide range of entertainment and other facilities including quality restaurants, bars, lounges, relaxing saunas and swimming pools and a number of other spa and recreational facilities on board their modern and comfortable Viking Line Ferries.

Terminal Information

North, South and Western harbours in the Helsinki Ferry Port serve the passenger traffic passing through the ferry port.

However, Helsinki port consists of many terminals depending on which company you use and also which route. As these terminals may change, we recommend that you arrive early at the port to find which terminal to use. We try to keep our addresses up to date but terminals do change frequently at this port.

Helsinki Port Facilities

All the terminals are equipped with ATMs, luggage lockers, pleasant departure lounges, restaurants, kiosks, bureau de change and ferry check in points. Both short term and long term parking facilities are available with parking meters on location.

Getting to Helsinki port

From Lahti/Porvoo: Take the motorway to Helsinki, then follow the signs leading to the centre for about 1.5 km. Turn right (Centre: Keskusta) and follow Varastokatu. After approximately 1.7 km you will reach Sörnäisten rantatie. Continue following the signs leading to the centre. When you reach Pohjoislaituri , take the right lane and follow the signs leading to Katajanokka (ship symbol).

From Tampere/Hämeenlinna: Take Hämeenlinnantie to Helsinki, follow the signs leading to the centre all the way to Mannerheimintie. After approximately 5 km you will see a white, round building (Svenska teatern) on your left side, turn left and follow Eteläesplanadi to the Market Square, then follow the signs leading to Katajanokka.

From Pori: When you reach the roundabout in Pitäjänmäki, start following the signs to the centre. After approximately 1 km you will come to Mannerheimintie. From here follow the same instructions as above (from Tampere).

From Turku: Take the motorway to Helsinki and then follow the signs leading to the centre (ship symbol). When you reach Mannerheimintie after about 2.5 km, follow the same instructions as above (from Tampere).

From Hanko: Take the motorway to Helsinki and then follow the signs leading to the centre (ship symbol). Drive by the harbour and turn left into a tunnel on Uudenmaankatu. When you reach the end of Uudenmaankatu turn left and you will see a white, round building (Svenska teatern) in front of you. From here follow the same instructions as above (from Tampere).

The main train station is located near the Rautatientori metro station and has domestic and international services. ExpressBus is a consortium of 30 express bus companies that offer frequent links by bus to the Helsinki ferry port. Buses to Helsinki ferry port depart from the bus station near Mannerheimintie.

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Port Addresses

Eckerö Line

Helsinki, Länsiterminaali T2 (Western Harbour, Terminal 2), Tyynenmerenkatu 14, 00220, Helsinki, Finland


Hansa Terminal, Vuosaaren Satama, Provianttikatu 5, 00980, Helsinki, Finland

St Peter Line

Länsiterminaali (West Terminal), Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki, Finland

Tallink Silja

Helsinki - Stockholm; Helsinki - Aland islands: Helsinki South Harbour, Olympia Terminal, Eteläsatama (South Harbor), Olympiaranta 1, FIN-00140, Helsinki, Finland

Tallink Silja

Helsinki - Stockholm; Helsinki - Aland islands: Helsinki South Harbour, Olympia Terminal, Eteläsatama (South Harbor), Olympiaranta 1, FIN-00140, Helsinki, Finland

Viking Line

Viking Line terminal / Helsinki (Katajanokka): Katajanokanlaituri 8 (Mastokatu 1), 00160, Helsinki, Finland


  • 01 Nov 2019
    Excellent experience
    • Easy and enjoyable travel, thoroughly recommended

      Review by DAVID WATSON

  • 24 Oct 2019

      Review by VIVIAN NEDIN

  • 14 Oct 2019
    Day trip to Helsinki
    • While having a 5 day break in Tallinn we decided to have a day in Helsinki. We booked in advance of our break which was simple enough. Just one small matter of upgrading was you need to do both journeys as it won't do both legs automatically. Print off your tickets and book a taxi to the ferry terminal and it was that easy. Once on the ferry(we booked into the comfort lounge) find your lounge and let the journey take the strain. We had excellent food on the Journey and on arrival there was a tram stop outside the terminal door which takes you to the city centre. The return journey was just as simple with the same amount of comfort. Just one word of warning for fellow passengers in the departure lounge it cost 11.5 euro for a bottle of beer a bit of a shock to a Brit used to paying less than £5.00 for a pint. Overall an easy and pleasant experience which I recommend to everyone planning a trip to Helsinki via Estonia.

      Review by ANDREW MURRAY

  • 05 Sep 2019
    Tallinn day trip
    • Myself and two friends had a fantastic trip to Helsinki on the Tallinn ferry breakfast was great the staff were very helpful and friendly the facilities and the cleanliness were first class


  • 18 Aug 2019
    • Nice ship

      Review by BRUCE WESTON

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