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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,570 contributions
Jul 2022
Easy boarding and returning from the island. Very clean and comfortable and fast. I felt the day ticket was a good value.
Written 7 August 2022
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Ozan Karahan
Krakow, Poland1,523 contributions
May 2022
HSL ferry is very comfortable and easy method for traveling to Suomenlinna. It is part of Helsinki public transport system.
Written 27 May 2022
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max v
Europe97 contributions
Aug 2021
For the trip to the fortress of Suomenlinna, I took the ferry. There is a single ticket for Helsinki public transport on the ferry. For example, if you have a one-time ticket or a daily travel card, feel free to get on board! Ferries depart from the eastern side of Kauppatori Square, opposite the Presidential Palace.
Written 12 May 2022
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,721 contributions
Mar 2022
The same ticket you use for trams and busses is also valid for the short sea trip to Suomenlinna. Both cathedrals, the white Lutheran and Orthodox Uspenskij rise above the scenery when the ferry leaves the pier at Kauppatori. On the way you can admire Katajanokka, Kaivopuisto and the big ships sailing to Stockholm. There is a small recently renovated building to wait inside for the next departure.
Written 26 March 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
Jul 2020
This ferry service from Helsinki city center to Suomenlinna Fortress is operated by the Helsinki Region Transport Authority (HSL). The journey time is approximately 15 minutes.

Depending on the season and the time of day, ferries run 1 to 4 times per hour from the morning until the night throughout the year.

The ferry departs from the Market Square, opposite the Presidential Palace. In Suomenlinna, the ferry arrives at and departs from the main pier of Iso Mustasaari island.

The adult AB-ticket costs 2,80. During the 80 minutes time, you can use also other means of transport: trams, buses, metro and trains inside zones A and B.

The ferries can be crowded during summer months if the weather is good. There are three ferries and everyone has a sundeck.

The oldest ferries M/S Suokki and M/S Tor are from 1952. The newest ferry M/S Suomenlinna II started operating in 2004.
Written 28 July 2020
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Mark B
London, UK220 contributions
Feb 2020
Fast, cheap reliable service, included in AB zone ticket. quick and convenient, not much more to add.
Written 16 February 2020
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland1,012 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The ferry that takes you to Suomenlinna, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The ride is about 15 minutes and the fare is the normal public transport fee.
Written 13 November 2019
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Matias L
Western Finland, Finland97 contributions
Jun 2019
This is a nice, fast and cheap way to get to suomenlinna. The trip is about 20 minutes but can be really crowded.
Written 11 November 2019
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark2,030 contributions
Aug 2019
From the Kauppatori/Marketplace at the Harbour of Helsinki there is a Ferry to Suomenlinna. It is a small Ferry which takes you on a 20 minuts trip to the Suomenlinna. It is posibel to bye tickets from a machine at the harbour. But a Daytickets 24-48-72 hours for bus and trams it do incl the ferry trip so do bye this. It is a smal but very nice trip that do give you some very nice views of Helsinki, the habour and the smal islands.
Written 5 November 2019
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JohnGalt2
Oxnard, CA831 contributions
May 2019
We arrived in Helsinki by cruise ship. When planning for our arrival, we decided that little of the downtown area was of interest to us other than the farmer’s market. We also looked into taking an excursion to Porvoo but this seemed to be too much time on the road or rail. Instead we discovered the nearby island cluster of Souvelina that was perfect for what we wanted to do. The ferry was very nice and reasonably priced for transportation to the island.
Written 28 August 2019
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