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Turku region traffic

Water bus

mapIn summer, Föli water buses run from Aura River to Ruissalo and Hirvensalo. Water buses start operating daily as of 23 May. Daily service ends on 28 August after which water buses will operate on Saturdays and Sundays until 18 September.

The trips are paid for in the same way as for bus traffic: with a travel card, single ticket or mobile ticket purchased through the Föli application.

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

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 (Airisto Segelsällskap). The travel time from Martinsilta to the Folk Park is approximately 45 minutes. 



Timetable for the water bus (pdf)


m/s Ruissalo

Passengers: max 75

Services: café (cash only)

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

m/s Jaarli

Passengers: max 99

Services: café

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



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 buy a single ticket aboard the water bus.

On the water buses, you can purchase single tickets with contactless payment. The price is €3 for adults and €1.50 for children (cash payment: adults 4 €, children 2 €). 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.

Pets are welcome on water buses.

Information for cyclists!

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 must observe the crew’s instructions when boarding.

Follow the water bus via journey planner on the line 180