Bus routes in areas around Tapiola

On this page, we present proposed new bus routes for areas around Tapiola. The map shows bus routes serving the area. Read more about the proposed routes by area and by route below. You can view all routes in a separate map service (external link to outside hsl.fi).

We are collecting comments on the proposed routes via a survey. Please completed the survey at the bottom of this page by 24 October 2021. You can also give your feedback via our feedback system and customer service (by phone or at our service point).

Map showing bus routes in areas around Tapiola. The routes are presented in text format on this page.


According to the draft route network plan, in addition to the light rail line, Pohjois-Laajalahti would be served by three bus routes: 113, 212 and 523. The light rail line is a fast trunk service providing transport links from Laajalahti to, e.g. Leppävaara, Pitäjänmäki, Otaniemi and Keilaniemi. The light rail line will link with both trains and the metro. Bus route 113 would connect Laajalahti and Retail Park Bredis. The bus would no longer run via Perkkaa. This plan does not propose changes to bus route 212.

A new fast bus 523 would run between Leppävaara and Tapiola. The bus would run via Ring Road I and Tapiolantie to the Tapiola bus terminal and Westendinasema.

Etelä-Laajalahti and Pohjois-Tapiola

Bus 113 would continue to run from Tapiola via Pohjois-Tapiola to Laajalahti and Leppävaara. Between Laajalahti and Leppävaara, the bus would run via Retail Park Bredis and Friisinmäki instead of Perkkaa. A new bus route 523 would run close to Laajalahti and Pohjois-Tapiola, providing a fast link between Tapiola and Leppävaara along Ring Road I.

The journey time of bus 111 would be shortened between Tapiola and Otaniemi and the bus would no longer run via Pohjois-Tapiola. The route of bus 52 would be extended from Otaniemi via Maari and Pohjois-Tapiola to Tapiola. Bus 52 would run direct along Kalevantie.

Tapiola center

Tapiola would be served by bus routes 52, 111, 113, 118, 510, 523, 548 and 549. According to the Route Network Plan for South Espoo approved in the spring, also routes 124 and 125 will terminate in Tapiola. Bus route 52 would be a new direct route from Tapiola via Otaniemi to West Helsinki. Bus route 111 would provide additional services to Tapiolantie and route 118 would improve links to Tapiola Sports Park and the Orion area. A new fast bus route 523 would serve between Tapiola and Leppävaara.


In addition to the light rail line, Otaniemi would be served by three bus routes: 52, 111 and 510. Bus route 52 would provide a new transport link from West Helsinki to Maari. The Teekkarikylä student village would be served by route 111. The route would provide a fast, direct link to Tapiola. This plan does not propose changes to trunk bus route 510. The route will be extended to Kivenlahti as decided in spring 2021.

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