How to get there

Water bus

Schedules and duration of the trip

The waterbus service to Suomenlinna is operated by JT-Line. The waterbus service to the fortress runs from May until the end of September. Please see the JT-Line website for detailed schedules. Detailed schedules can be found also in Suomenlinna Online Guide. Plan your trip and see schedules here.

Departure points

The waterbus departs from the Kolera-allas area of the Market Square, near Esplanadi Park. In Suomenlinna, the waterbus departs from the Artillery Bay pier and also stops at the King’s Gate. Some waterbus departures stop at Lonna island on the way to Suomenlinna from the Market Square.

To reduce emissions, we recommend that you use public transport to get to the Market Square. There are very few parking places around the Market Square.


Waterbus tickets can be bought either online, at the ticket booth in the Market Square or on board the bus. Please note, that only return tickets can be bought online. One way tickets can be purchased in the Market Square or on board the waterbus. Please see the JT-Line website for ticket prices. Buy tickets online.

HSL public transport tickets are not valid on the waterbus.


At the water buses the number of passengers is reduced until further notice. Hand sanitizer is available, cleaning has been increased and keeping safety distances is reminded with stickers and posters. On water buses, you have the possibility of open air travel on deck.