Helsinki ferry port in Finland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Tallinn, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Travemunde & St Petersburg available. With a selection of up to 20 Sailings Daily, the port of Helsinki connects Finland with Estonia, Sweden, Aland, Germany & Russia.
Sailing durations range from 1 hour 45 minutes on the Tallinn service to 29 hours 30 minutes on the Travemunde service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Helsinki fare search.
Helsinki port was founded in 1550 as a port town to compete for Baltic Sea transport and is now one of the key ferry ports in the region.
Helsinki ferry port is the busiest passenger port in Finland with connections to numerous countries including Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Germany.
Unsurprisingly for a port of its size, Helsinki has numerous ferry terminals - West Terminal for departures to Estonia and Russia, Olympia for Sweden, Katajanokka and Makasiini for Estonia and Hansa terminal for crossings to Germany and Poland.
There are numerous terminals at Helsinki Ferry Port.
Helsinki Olympia terminal (South)
Used for Tallink Silja Ferries to Stockholm, the Olympia terminal is approximately 1.8km from Helsinki city centre, 179 km from Tampere and 166 km from Turku. From Tampere take the E12 to Helsinki and from Turku the E18.
Helsinki Vuosaari, Hansa Terminal (East):
Used for Ferries to Rostock, the Hansa Terminal is 16km from Helsinki City centre. Take route 170/Itäväylä, turn left at Meripellontie and follow the signs to the terminal.
Helsinki West Terminal
Used for Ferries to Tallinn, the West terminal is approximately 2.4 km from Helsinki city centre, 179 km from Tampere and 166 km from Turku. From Tampere take the E12 to Helsinki and from Turku E18.
Helsinki Katajanokan terminal
Used for Viking Line ferries to Stockholm and Tallinn. Follow the signs that lead to the centre of Helsinki (Keskusta/Centrum), Katajanokka and Katajanokka terminal.
Eteläsatama (South Harbour)
tel. +358 (0)600 174 552
fax. +358 (09) 180 4311
West Harbour Terminal
Tel. +358 600 157 00 (1,64€ call + lnc)
Fax. + 358 9 685 3909
East Harbour, Vuosaari, Hansa Terminal
Tel. +358 (0)600 157 00 (1,64 €/call)
Katajanokanlaituri 8 (Mastokatu 1), 00160 Helsinki
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