FOREX Bank is since 1965 the Scandinavian market leader in foreign currencies. Since mid-2003 FOREX Bank also offers a growing range of other banking services deposits, loans, payment services, transaction services and credit and debit cards. FOREX Bank is centrally located throughout Scandinavia with more than 130 branches. At FOREX Bank you can buy foreign currency free of charge, at hours that suit you.
Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world.
By plane - Around 200 international flights a day arrive at Helsinki Airport, which is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take a taxi, the Finnair airport bus or Bus 615 as well as the Ring Rail Line train to the Central Railway Station. A taxi to city centre costs approximately 35 euros. www.finavia.fi/home
By train - There are excellent train connections from Helsinki to all major towns in Finland as well as to Lapland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark unto itself in Helsinki. www.vr.fi/en
By bus - Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cities approximately every hour. www.matkahuolto.fi/en/
By ferry - There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. All the ferry companies offer also possibility to take a car with you. www.portofhelsinki.fi/frontpage, www.eckeroline.fi/en, www.lindaliini.ee/en, www.tallinksilja.com/en/, www.vikingline.fi/en
With a single ticket you can hop aboard trams, busses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna – why not to try for instance a sightseeing tour on tram routes 2 and 3. Single tickets can be purchased from the driver and from ticket machines.
Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from the Tourist Information or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. One day ticket is also sold by the drivers. www.hsl.fi/EN/ticketsandfares/singleticketsanddaytickets
Regional tickets allow the holder to travel freely in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa. Regional tickets and regional tourist tickets can be purchased eg. from ticket machines.
Some Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) buses and trams offer free wireless internet access. Look for the WLAN sticker on the front window or door of participating buses and trams.
Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within the city. www.helsinkiexpert.com/helsinki_card
Helsinki Region Transport www.hsl.fi/EN
Journey Planner: Find the quickest route from A to B http://aikataulut.hsl.fi/reittiopas/en/
Helsinki Tourist Information
Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 19
Tel: +358 9 3101 3300
Opening hours: 15 May-14 Sept: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 15 Sept-14 May: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Helsinki Region Tourist Information
Helsinki Airport, Terminal 2, Arrival Hall 2
Open 24-hours, desk manned daily 10am-8pm May to September and 10am-6pm and Sun 12noon-6pm October to April.
During the summer season from June until the end of August, Helsinki Helpers patrol the inner city and cruise harbours, providing numerous tips on interesting sights, events, restaurants, shopping venues and various travel services.
Country code: + 358
Area code: (0)9
The city of Helsinki offers a free WLAN-service for residents and travelers alike. No passwords or registration required. Just look for "Helsinki City Open WLAN" from the available networks.
Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.
Tel. +358 100 0700 (1,17€/call +0,25€/10 seconds + local call charge)
Airport Taxi Yellow Line
Tel. +358 600 555 555 (1,99 €/call+local call charge). From airport to city centre with special price.
Tel. +358 100 7300 (1,17€/call+0,17€/10 seconds +local call charge)
Address: Mannerheimintie 96
Other pharmacies in the city centre:
Yliopiston Apteekki, Mannerheimintie 5, open daily 7am-12midnight
Apteekki Bulevardia, Bulevardi 13, open Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm