Water bus

Water bus

 

The water bus runs every day from 22 May to 13 August and on following weekends: 19.-20.8., 26.-27.8., 2.-3.9., 9.-10.9. and 16.-17.9. between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm from the centre of Turku to Ruissalo and back. The water bus runs on the route Martinsilta - Forum Marinum - Ruissalo shipyard – Kansanpuisto - Forum Marinum - Martinsilta. The total travel time from Martinsilta to Kansanpuisto, with stops included, is about 40 minutes. The first departure of the day will take place at 9.30 am from Martinsilta and the last one at 6.30 pm from Ruissalo.

The water bus is part of Föli’s operations, and Föli’s usual ticket products are in use on the water bus. The water bus traffic operator is Airisto Line Oy. The results of the one-summer trial will determine whether the Föli water bus service will be continued in future summers as well.

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Timetable

The water bus runs every day from 22 May to 13 August and on following weekends: 19.-20.8., 26.-27.8., 2.-3.9., 9.-10.9. and 16.-17.9. between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm from the centre of Turku to Ruissalo and back.

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Prices

The fares match those of regular bus transport. For example, a single ticket costs €3 for an adult and €1.50 for a child, you can use your travel card to pay for the water bus ride, and the sum charged from your card matches that of a regular bus ride. The usual two-hour right of transfer to other Föli transportation applies to single tickets and value cards. Like on a regular bus, you can purchase a single ticket or load your travel card on the water bus. The only difference from the regular bus fares is that no extra fee is charged for bicycles. Read more about the Föli prices.

The ship

The water bus has 75 seats. When bicycles are on board, the capacity is approximately 30–50 seats. The water bus is easy to access with bicycles from Martinsilta and the Ruissalo shipyard. The Forum Marinum and Kansanpuisto stops have stairs. The water bus itself is fully accessible, but out of the stops only the Ruissalo shipyard stop is fully accessible by wheelchair, pushchair and walker. The Ruissalo stop is also used by Föli bus line 8, which offers full accessibility.

 

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