The future of the Port of Turku
For centuries Turku has acted as the commercial and mental bond between Finland and the rest of Europe. Round-the-year passenger traffic to and from Stockholm and continental Europe has continued for over a hundred years, and passenger traffic is still one of the key operations of the Port of Turku.
More than 4 million people travel between Stockholm and Turku every year. There are six to-and-fro departures on the route daily, two of which are train ferries that also carry passengers and four passenger/car ferries. The capacity is increased in the summertime. The ferries still have the right for tax free sales. That will make it possible to continue and develop the ferry connections into the future.
Ferries departing from Turku are also an increasingly popular route to continental Europe. That is because of the new bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen that also makes Turku more accessible to the rest of Europe.