Coronavirus is causing changes in Föli traffic and other services

01.06.2020 14:40

Coronavirus is causing changes in Föli traffic and other services

We will keep updating this page with information on the effects of coronavirus on Föli services. Last updated 1 June at 10:45 am.

Changes in traffic

From 6 April, Föli buses have run according to the midsummer timetables. The switch to fewer departures was made because of the fact that passenger numbers have decreased significantly as a result of schools and several workplaces switching to telecommuting due to the coronavirus. The midsummer timetables are the timetables of the school holiday period that are normally in effect from the beginning of June to the middle of August. Summer timetable booklets will be available at the Föli loading and service points at the beginning of April. PDF timetables can be found on the Timetables page. A few of the bus lines will have additional changes, which are listed below.

From 14 May, additions were made to transport in order to enable bus rides for pupils returning to contact teaching. The additions mostly concern school bus lines in Turku and internal transport in Kaarina, Lieto and Naantali. Some additional departures also take place in internal transport in Turku. On regional lines, there are changes to the timetables of lines 612–615 and 702.

From 1 June, lines K1–K6 in Kaarina, lines N1–N12 in Naantali, and lines L1–L13 in Lieto will operate according to normal midsummer timetables. In Turku, the night lines and other late-night departures on Friday and Saturday evenings will start operating. There will be also some changes in timetables on regional lines that continue outside of the Föli region, for example on line 801.

All the timetables are available in Föli’s journey planner

Line-specific changes:

  • Night buses 28, 31, 33, 34, 36 and 82 and departures marked as Pe (on lines 6, 7, 22A, 300, 303, 705, 706 and 801) will start operating as of 5 June. Also, all of the late-night departures on Saturday will operate normally as of 5 June.
  • Line 1: The additional departures normally operated during peak hours between the city centre and the harbour will not operate on any day for the time being. Normal timetables will apply on the route between the airport and the harbour. 
  • The departures on lines 6 and 7 will operate to Kaivopuisto in Naantali from 1 June.
  • Line 8 runs to Ruissalo according to the more frequent summer timetable from 1 June onwards.
  • Lines 21 and 23 operates to Kuhankuono in Kurjenrahka National Park on weekends. The weekday service will start from 1 June.
  • Line 300: Only the departures between Puutori and Petäsmäki do operate; the departures that have Mylly as their final stop are not operated. 
  • Lines 402 and 403 run less frequently for the time being, see updated timetable on Timetables-page.
  • On lines 612–615, departures on weekdays according to normal timetable. Line 615 does not operate on Sundays or holidays.
  • On line 702 will return to the normal timetable on 1 June, see updated timetable on Timetables-page.
  • Line 801: The line will also start operating less frequently on 1 June, see updated timetable on Timetables-page.
  • Lines 901–903 run according to reduced timetables, see Timetables-page.
  • Lines K1–K6 in Kaarina operate according to normal summer timetables.
  • Lines L1–L13 in Lieto operate according to normal summer timetables.
  • Lines N1–N13 in Naantali operate according to normal summer timetables.

Please pay your trip with a travel card or a mobile ticket

We recommend you to pay for your bus trip with a travel card or a ticket purchased via the Föli application. Please load the travel card in the online loading service instead of the bus (get to know our online loading service!). We gave up the use of cash in our buses from 27 March until the end of May. From 1 June, it is anyway acceptable to pay your ticket with cash.  Read more.

If your travel needs allow, you can schedule your trip outside of peak hours and thus reduce the number of human contacts. If you have flu symptoms, we recommend that you avoid using public transport.  

Contact us electronically

  • Service Office opening times: Mon- Fri 8 am–6 pm, Sat 9 am–2 pm.
  • The Telephone Service is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am. to 6 pm. and on Saturdays from from 9 am. to 2 pm.
  • The Online Chat Service is available from Monday to Friday from 8 am. to 6 pm. and on Saturdays from 9 am. to 2 pm.

Are you unable to use your season ticket due to the coronavirus?

If you are unable to use your season ticket due to the coronavirus, the validity period can be converted into value card under certain conditions. Read more. 

Read more about the coronavirus

We also advise our passengers to follow THL’s guidelines for hand hygiene and other ways to avoid spreading infections.

Follow the coronavirus situation on the THL website.

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