How to get 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.

Local buses

The regional public transportation of Hämeenlinna includes Hämeenlinna, Janakkala and Hattula. The city and municipalities organise their bus services in cooperation with local transport operators.

For bus timetables, see the Route Planner

The ticket and payment system Waltti is used in the Hämeenlinna region. In Waltti, the region is divided into three payment zones: A, B and C.

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€ (2020).

You can buy single tickets from the driver by cash. At Service Point Kastelli you can buy Waltti travel cards. You can also pay for your ticket with your phone.

Parking

In the Hämeenlinna city centre, parking requires a fee on weekdays from 8am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. The parking fee is €1,60 / hour. Traffic signs show where to park and tickets can be bought at the nearest ticket dispenser with cash of credit card. You can use the services provided by EasyPark, ParkMan and MOOVY in the Hämeenlinna area. Make an agreement with the service provider.

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.

Rental cars

Taxi

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.)