Turku Port Ferry Overview
The Port of Turku is a port located on the south-east of Finland, where the mainland meets the beginning of the Turku archipelago. Sited within Finland's fifth largest city, the port principally handles traffic between Turku and the Swedish capital of Stockholm and the enclaved Åland Islands.
Turku is the oldest city and the first capital of Finland. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. It is a vibrant city of events and culture with a population of around 175.000 people. The city centre is in the valley of the river Aura, surrounded by seven hills. The cultural life is versatile: several theatres, a city philharmonic orchestra, chamber music, jazz & rock. The lively shopping district increases the appeal of the city.
The port spans a wide area on the southern coastline of the city of Turku, from the mouth of the River Aura to the district of Pansio. The area around the railway station is served by the four (twice-daily) Silja line and Viking Line passenger ferry services to Stockholm via Mariehamn, the capital of (Åland). Because of the port's location at the southwestern corner of Finland the harbour provides the most efficient route to serve the Baltic Sea. Turku Harbour is one of the most important shipment points in the country, handling over four million tonnes of cargo and a corresponding four million passengers per year.