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This is how you get to Kimitoön!

Kimitoön Island is located on the southwest coast of Finland, less than an hour away from the city of Turku and two hours from the capital, Helsinki. You can reach the island by car or by bus from these cities.
Kimitoön is also the gateway to the beautiful archipelago, where the islands of Bengtskär, Rosala-Hitis, and Örö can be reached from Kasnäs, and Högsåra from the Svartnäs ferry point.

Getting here by bus

You can reach Kimitoön from two directions, Turku or Salo. The bus lines arrive through the towns of Kimito (Kemiö), Dragsfjärd, Dalsbruk (Taalintehdas) and Kasnäs. You can use these town names to buy tickets and search for timetables at matkahuolto.fi(go to external website).

Kimitoön is a vast island, do note the distances between the towns. Having a car takes you easily around. You find car rentals in Salo or the bigger cities around. Combining transit with bicycling is also a popular option.

Seutu+ season and serial tickets

While traveling to and from Kimitoön, take advantage of the affordable Seutu+ ticket for the Turku-Kimitoön (Kemiönsaari) and Salo-Kimitoön (Kemiönsaari) routes! With Seutu+, you can conveniently purchase season and serial tickets, making your travels even more seamless and cost-effective.

Search for the towns Kemiö, Dragsfjärd, Taalintehdas and Kasnäs to get bus schedules at matkahuolto.fi.

The ferry lines from Kasnäs and Svartnäs

The popular destinations of the archipelago islands, such as Örö, Rosala-Hitis, and Bengtskär, can be accessed through the port of Kasnäs.

The ferry lines are operated by Finferries, and you can find the routes and timetables further down the page.

The small island of Högsåra can be reached from the Svartnäs Ferry point. The bus stop is just a few hundred meters from the ferry point, located close the intersection.

There is also an inofficial map off all the ferry lines in our archipelago at saaristolautat.fi(opens in a new window, go to external website).

From Helsinki to Kimitoön

The distance from Helsinki to the Kimito village is 160 kilometers. This is travelled by car in two hours following the highway one (E18) to Turku, getting off at junction 16 (Muurla/Pertteli).

You can also hop on a bus in Kamppi, or take the train to Salo and catch a bus from there.

The travel time by car is exactly the same straight from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport as the city centre. By public transit, you need to take the train from the airport to the city centre before hopping on a bus to Kimitoön.

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NB!

The train connection between Helsinki and Turku will be out of service between 24th of June and 28th of July and all trains will be replaced by buses during this time period. Please not that the replacement buses will not necessarily be able to carry bicycles.

From Turku to Kimitoön

Turku is the closest city, 60 kilometers away. You will reach Kimito in just under one hour by car!

Buses leave from the city centre of Turku, as well as the Turku port, which is useful if you arrive in Turku by sea.

You can use the Seutu+ ticket when travelling from Turku.

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From Tampere to Kimitoön

Tampere, the biggest city outside the Helsinki region in Finland, is 200 km away. By car this means a 2 hour 45 minutes ride (Google maps route(opens in a new window, go to external website)).

The best public transit route goes through the city of Turku, you arrive there by train in 1 hour 40 minutes. From here, you can hop on a bus – the bus stop is located right in front the railaway station – take a 40 minut

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Bus timetables

On the Matkahuolto website you can find current bus routes and timetables.Tickets can be purchased via Matkahuolto.fi or via Seutuplus.fi if you are travelling from Turku.

Ferry and cruise timetables

There is usually no cost for tourists to travel by boat or ferry, except in the case of commercial cruises and cargo vessels. At saaristolautat.fi you can easily find routes and timetables for both free ferries and cruises for which you pay.