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Ground transportation – Finland

Finland it has 78,000 km of roads; 49,600km are paved. None have tolls. You drive on the right side and it is mandatory to have the lights on during the day. The gas stations close at 9pm and are located at 50km intervals.

Finland road

In summer There are no restrictions to enter with your car. You only need your identity document, driving license, car documentation and third party insurance. However, in winter (as of October), it is only allowed to drive if you have winter tires. These are mandatory until the end of April.

You can access by car through the boats that leave from Germany, Poland and Estonia. Foreign vehicles can only be used for a limited time. If you want rent a car Round 80 euros per day.

If you don’t feel like driving, the train in Finland It is quite comfortable, especially express trains. Many of them have restaurant, smoking and children’s carriages. Short distance trains are somewhat more modest.

Finland train

If you are going to make a long trip and want to sleep there is the option to pay between 20 and 40 euros for compartments of up to 3 beds. Children under 17 do not pay and those over 65 have a 50% discount. Groups of three people get 15% discount. These are the prices and duration of the Helsinki-Tampere trip, the most popular route:

  • Pendolino: They are trains tilt, so they are the fastest option. The price is € 32 and the trip lasts an hour and a half.
  • InterCity and InterCity2: all are express trains. The price is € 26.9 and the trip lasts one hour and 40 minutes.
  • Ordinary Express: There are only night trains for this connection. The price is € 24.6, and the trip takes two hours.

On the other hand, the buses They provide much larger coverage than trains (you can only reach Lapland, the most popular ski area, by bus) and there are discounts for foreign students. However, trips in bus They are somewhat more expensive than trains, and generally slower.

Finland bus

The presence is public services of buses It is limited to cities and towns. Therefore, it is private companies that provide services throughout the country. The ExpressBus consortium is the largest with connections to all major cities and important rural areas. Destinations and prices are in the following link:

http://www.expressbus.fi/quick-search

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