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Thinking of taking the ferry from Finland to Sweden? In this comprehensive guide, we provide you with all the information you need for the Turku to Stockholm Ferry. This article covers everything from booking tickets, how to get to the port, the check-in process, facilities and much more!
Taking the boat from Finland to Sweden is a fantastic experience and offers stunning views of the thousands of islands off the coast of Finland and the Swedish archipelago. Avoid the stress of flying and reach your destination refreshed and well-fed after a relaxing voyage across the Baltic Sea!
This is also the perfect option for those on a road trip around Europe as you can bring your car onto the boat. In this article, we will discover all there is to know about the Turku to Stockholm ferry.
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Is there a Ferry from Turku to Stockholm?
Yes, there are two companies operating ferries from Turku to Stockholm. Both Tallink Silja Line and Viking Line run two services per day for the route. Each has a daytime sailing and a night crossing.
How Long is the Ferry from Turku to Stockholm?
The Tallink Silja ferry takes 10 hours and 55 minutes.
The Viking Line ferry takes 10 hours and 35 minutes.
There are both daytime and overnight services. See below for details.
About the Route
After leaving Turku, the boat will sail first to Åland, part of a semi-autonomous archipelago under the control of Finland. The first stop is at Mariehamn, the capital. The boats stop for only ten to fifteen minutes to collect/disembark passengers. The vessels then continue on to Sweden’s Vartehamnen port in Stockholm.
Why take the Ferry?
- Enjoy a leisurely trip without the stress of flying
- Cheap – tickets start from just €15.00!
- Amazing views of the Gulf of Finland and the Swedish archipelago!
- Discover one of Europe’s most charming old towns!
- Arrive right in the centre of the city with no need for transfers
There are many reasons to visit the historic city of Stockholm. The city sits upon 14 islands with over 60% consisting of waterways and parkland. Marvel at the brightly coloured architecture on display and discover the museums, parks, shops and restaurants this great city has to offer.
Turku Stockholm Ferry Timetable
|Line||Vessel||Depart Turku||Arrive Stockholm||Duration|
|Tallink Silja||Baltic Princess||20:15||06:10||10h55m|
Stockholm Turku Ferry Timetable
|Line||Vessel||Depart Stockholm||Arrive Turku||Duration|
|Tallink Silja||Baltic Princess||07:10||09:15||11h05m|
The cost of a ticket starts at just €15.00 for a foot passenger for the daytime service.
|Tallink Silja – Daytime||Galaxy||08:20||€15*|
|Tallink Silja – Overnight||Baltic Princess||20:15||€49**|
|Viking – Daytime||Viking Glory||08:45||€19*|
|Viking – Overnight||Viking Grace||20:55||€49***|
*The price does not include a cabin.
**The price includes a bed in a 4-berth cabin.
***The price includes a bed in a 2-berth inside cabin.
About the Turku to Stockholm Ferries
There are four ferries running this route:
- Galaxy (Tallink Silja)
- Baltic Princess (Tallink Silja)
- Viking Glory (Viking)
- Viking Grace (Viking)
Facilities on Board
- Free wifi throughout the vessels
- Sun decks
- Children’s play area
- Conference room
- Tax-free shops
- Casino (roulette, poker & slot machines)
How to buy tickets for the Turku to Stockholm Ferry
You can purchase tickets at the port in Turku, however, as the route sells out it’s best to book in advance and this can be done online through companies like Direct Ferries.
Prices start from as little as €92 one-way for a foot passenger. Prices increase in summer and around holiday periods.
How to get to the Turku Ferry Terminal
Silja Line Terminal
Vehicle check-in: Kuljetuskatu 4
Tel. +358 (0) 600 157 00
Fax +358 (0) 2 3356 375
Port Operating Hours
Check-in times: Mon to Sun 06:45 to 08:15 and 18:30 to 20:30
Ticket Office: Mon to Sun 17:30 to 18:30
Viking Line Terminal
Tel: +358 2 333 1371
Check-in times: Mon to Sun 07:00 to 09:30 and 18:30 to 21:00
Check-in opens 2 hours prior to departure.
Facilities at the port
- Currency Exchange
- Cafe (12:00 – 19:00)
Things to see in Stockholm
Stockholm is an exciting Scandinavian city with a long history, a beautiful old town and plenty of things to do for visitors. Hop from island to island across the city while stopping to enjoy the many parks, shops and restaurants on offer.
Here are some of the top things to while in Stockholm:
- Explore Gamla Stan (Old town)
- Skansen Open Air Museum
- The Royal Palace
- ABBA Museum
- Nobel Museum
- Gröna Lund
- Kungsträdgården Park
- Drottningholm Palace
Looking for a place to stay in Stockholm? Check out our top recommendations:
Budget: Archipelago Hostel Old Town
Mid-range: Biz Apartment Hammarby Sjöstad
Luxury: Victory Hotel
Don’t Delay, Book Today!
So, now you know everything about taking the Turku to Stockholm ferry, what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now with Direct Ferries!
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About the author: Steve Rohan, originally from England, has lived in China for over six years. He has lived in the frozen city of Harbin, the ancient capital of Luoyang, the tropical paradise of Sanya and Hong Kong.
He has travelled extensively across Europe and Asia, mostly by train, and has written about his travels for this blog as well as self-publishing his first book, Siberian Odyssey.