Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Helsinki has a wonderful public transportation system of metros, buses and cable cars that are clean, reliable and run very frequently. Cost varies by distance but starts at 2.80 Euro. Monthly and annual passes are available. Finland also has a widespread rail network, including overnight trains and car carriers. Many use these to travel up to Lapland. There are also a number of private ferries which travel to Tallinn, Stockholm, etc. - Oct 2021


Finnish public transportation is safe and effective. Helsinki is served by a comprehensive network of buses, trams, subway, and light rail. Taxis are expensive but of high quality. - Oct 2018


Yes. Very safe and affordable. However, a 20 minute taxi ride will cost you 50 Euro. - Jul 2012


Yes, all local transportation is safe, but very expensive. 3 Euro for single train ride. A taxi ride from the downtown to airport is 35 Euro. It costs 100 Euro a month for a public transportation pass. - Jan 2011


Public transportation is excellent, safe and fairly affordable. We have managed to get around fine without owning a car. Taxis are a bit pricey - May 2010


Yes and yes. Trains, buses and taxis are safe and clean. Taxis are great here, but you can't wave one down. You have to call for a taxi. - Apr 2009


Yes. Finland has one of the most efficient, reliable and cheap public transportation systems in the world. - Mar 2008


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