NTDF 2018 Getting there

How to get to Hanasaari/Hanaholmen

If you are not resident in Finland this guide will help you to find your way around.

Here is the adress to begin with :

Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
Hanasaarenranta 5
FI-02100 ESPOO
Tel. +358 (0)9 435 020

By taxi

Ask for Hanaholmen Cultural Centre, Espoo. The taxi journey from the city centre of Helsinki to Hanaholmen will take approximately 10 minutes and costs about 20 euro; from the airport it takes approximately 40 minutes and costs about 45 euros.

Please note that there is a risk of confusion, since there is a power station in East Helsinki called Hanaholmen, so be sure to ask the driver to take you to Hanaholmen Cultural Centre in Espoo.

Tip: Airport Taxi – a specific taxi company with yellow cars (or minibuses that fits around 9 people). The idea is that the taxi drives several people to their destinations at the same time.

By car

Hanaholmen is right next to the main Länsiväylä road (“the Westway”, route 51), a little to the West of Koivusaari and to the East of Karhusaari and Tapiola in Espoo. Hanaholmen may be reached by car from a local junction on the Westway, lying midway between Lauttasaari and the Ring I / Tapiola intersection.

There are bus stops at the junction (the GPS co-ordinates are N60º10.0 E24º50.6). There is also a signpost at the junction indicating “Hanaholmen “. Hanaholmen is cirka 6 km to the West of Helsinki.

From the West: Approach Helsinki on the Westway (route 51) and follow the signpost at the Hanaholmen junction.

From the North (e.g. from the airport): Approach Helsinki and turn off at Ring I westbound. Follow the ring road to the Westway (route 51), and then drive towards Helsinki Centre. The signpost for Hanaholmen is about one kilometer after the Ring I, Westway intersection.

Public Transportation

From airport to Helsinki City


The train connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: train I and train P. Schedules, ticket prices and routes are available at HSL website. At the airport you can buy a train ticket from the following spots:

  • HSL ticket automates (by the entrance of the terminals and train station)
  • Alepa Grocery Store (T2 Arrivals Hall 2B)
  • WH Smith (T1 Departure Hall)
  • WH Smith (T2 Departure Hall)
  • R-kioski (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)
  • Tourist information (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)
  • HSL Mobile Ticket app

Line 615 and the Finnair City Bus operate between Helsinki Railway Station and the airport.

You can buy a ticket from the driver on both buses.

From Helsinki to Hanasaari


Once in Helsinki, get off at the Helsinki Central Railway station and find the bus station situated in Kamppi, which is located at around 500 meters, walking distance. If you prefer, there is also a metro going from the Helsinki central railway station to the bus station in Kamppi

In addition to the metro, Hanaholmen is served by buses 104 and 192:
– Bus 104 works as a feeder bus between Hanaholmen and Lauttasaari metro station
– Bus 192 (V, T and K busses) operates along Westway between Inkoo and Kamppi (Helsinki city centre)

From October 22nd 2018 buses 143A, 146A, 147A ja 164A/164VA will also serve Hanaholmen’s customers. These buses will operate along Westway, between Helsinki city centre (Kamppi) and western Espoo, with a few minutes interval during rush hours.

The bus stop along the Westway is cirka 400 metres from Hanaholmen.

For further details of public transport please check the Journey Planner.


Hanaholmen is now served by the metro. The walking distance from the nearest metro station Koivusaari to Hanaholmen is approximately 1,1 km.