Getting Around helsinki
Helsinki has a simple and extremely efficient public transport
system, rated one of the best in Europe, making it easy to hop onto
trams, buses, the metro or a ferry with a single ticket purchased
from the driver, ticket machines or even by SMS on a mobile phone.
Special tourist tickets are available for visitors allowing for
one, three or five days unlimited use of the public transport
system. When the weather is good, why ride when you can walk? The
city is so compact and pleasant that getting around on foot is an
attractive option. Alternatively, in summer make use of the
hundreds of kilometres of bike trails by picking up a bicycle for a
small coin deposit at one of the bike racks dotted around the city
centre. There are also plenty of taxis available to be hailed,
ordered by telephone or boarded at one of the many taxi ranks. A
car in the easily navigable city poses no problems, and there are
several car hire agencies available.