The water bus service will run from the Aura River to Ruissalo and Pikisaari between 20 May and 1 September 2019. In addition, the water bus service will operate on the September weekends of 7–8 September and 14–15 September.


The water bus runs from Martinsilta in the centre of Turku (Itäinen Rantakatu side) to Ruissalo. Along the way, the water bus stops at Forum Marinum as well as the Ruissalo shipyard or Pikisaari in Hirvensalo. The water bus service will be provided with two vessels, m/s Ruissalo and m/s Jaarli.


The travel time from Martinsilta to the Folk Park is approximately 45 minutes.


Exceptional timetables will be announced on this page.

Exceptional timetables

During the Shift business festival held at Ruissalo Shipyard on Thursday 29 August and Friday 30 August, the 11:00 and 12:30 departures of water bus m/s Jaarli will run via Ruissalo Shipyard to Pikisaari and continue on to Kansanpuisto. 


The water buses are part of Föli’s transport services, and the same tickets are valid on both the water buses and other Föli transportation. You can use your travel card to pay for the water bus ride: the sum charged from your card matches that of a regular bus ride. Season tickets and travel cards allow for unlimited water bus travel. You can also load your travel card or buy a single ticket aboard the water bus.


A single ticket bought on the water bus costs €3 for an adult and €1.50 for a child. Single tickets include the normal two-hour right of transfer to other Föli transportation. The only difference from the regular bus fares is that no extra fee is charged for bicycles on the water bus.


During peak hours, the maximum number of bicycles allowed on board is 10. 1 bicycle/person. Bicycles with trailers will only be taken on board if there is sufficient room. Cyclists, please follow the crew’s instructions during loading.


The water bus service will be provided with two vessels, m/s Ruissalo and m/s Jaarli. Both vessels and all of the water bus stops are accessible.

Pets are welcome on water buses.

m/s Jaarli

Passengers: max 99

Services: café (cash only), children’s play area

The vessel has large indoor areas and a canopy on the weather deck to shield passengers from rain.

m/s Ruissalo

Passengers: max 75

Services: café (cash only)

The vessel has a cosy wooden deck with partially covered passenger areas.