How to get to Hämeenlinna
Hämeenlinna is only an hour away by car or by train from the largest cities in the Southern Finland as well as the airports in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere.
Bus to Hämeenlinna
The long-distance coaches operate from the Hämeenlinna bus station, address Eteläkatu 1. From Matkahuolto website you can get updated information also in English about how to get to Hämeenlinna by bus. Also Onnibus operates from Hämeenlinna – you can find information about the routes and timetables from here.
Train to Hämeenlinna
Trains run from Hämeenlinna train station, address Hämeentie 16, to Helsinki and Tampere. You can also connect to other Finnish cities via intermediate stations. From VR website you can buy tickets and get information about train connections to Hämeenlinna.
Getting around in Hämeenlinna
The size of Hämeenlinna is ideal: the most important services are located within a relatively small area. Getting around by bike or on foot is fast and easy in the conveniently compact centre of Hämeenlinna.
Bus routes in Hämeenlinna are operated by several companies. Bus tickets are available as single tickets or for various periods. A single ticket costs €3,40 – 6,80 and a one-month bus pass in the centre costs around €54 (2017). You can buy single tickets from the driver by cash. Check the routes and timetables here.
Most parking in the centre of Hämeenlinna must be paid for. Traffic signs show where to park and tickets can be bought at the nearest ticket dispenser. There are also locations in the centre of town with parking for different periods of time requiring a parking disc. You can take a look of the parking map in Hämeenlinna here (pdf).
There are taxi ranks at the bus station, at the railway station, at the police station (address Hattelmalantie 2) and at the central hospital (address Ahvenistontie 20). Taxi centre tel. +358 600 551 111 (1,25 €/call + 0,25 €/10 sec.)