A decision has been made to make Föli’s water bus service a permanent service, and the summer 2019 operating period of the water buses will begin on 20 May 2019. This year, the water bus service will be provided with two vessels, m/s Ruissalo and m/s Jaarli.
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 travel time from Martinsilta to the Folk Park is approximately 45 minutes.
Exceptional timetables will be announced on this page.
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.