HSL's additional bus services during train drivers' protest 14-15 August

HSL operates additional bus services with 11 buses on Monday evening and on Tuesday. The buses will supplement regular bus services between Helsinki city center and Tikkurila, Helsinki Airport and Kerava.

Buses are likely to be very crowded during the industrial action. We recommend passengers to allow extra time for their journeys and if possible, to use ride sharing, telecommute or cycle to work. Some 200,000 people travel daily by train in the HSL area and during the industrial action, all these people need alternative modes of travel.  

HSL will have staff at key stations to advice passengers on alternative public transport links.

Transport links to Helsinki Airport

HSL bus routes 415, 561, 562, 615 and 617 as well as the Finnair City Bus (for timetables, see finnair.fi) serve the airport. The route of bus 562 is temporarily extended to the airport.

  • Bus 562 continues to the airport along Lentoasemantie after the "Toinen savu" bus stop.
  • At the airport, bus 562 leaves from T1 bay 12 and T2 bay 25 immediately after the bus has arrived. From Aviapolis to Tikkurila/Mellunmäki the bus runs as usual. 

Please note! On Tuesday morning 15 August, bus 615 to Helsinki Airport was very crowded. Bus 617 from Hakaniemi to Helsinki Airport is less crowded and we advice you to use it, if possible. The buses leave from bay 22. Please buy your ticket in advance at the airport.

  • Bus 617 leaves from bay 22 at the northern end of the Hakaniemi Market Square on Sörnäisten rantatie, between Hakaniemen torikatuu and Viherniemenkatu. Bus 615 uses bay 14 on Siltasaarenkatu in Hakaniemi. At the airport, buses 615 and 617 serve T1 bay 12 and T2 bay 25. 

Additional services on route 617:

From Hakaniemi (bay 22):

5am-midnight every 30 minutes at 17 and 47 past the hour

From Helsinki Airport (bay 12):

5am-midnight every 30 minutes at 07 and 37 past the hour

Extra buses on the following routes 14-15 August

611 (Rautatientori – Tikkurila – Rautatientori), 4 extra buses
617 (Hakaniemi - Hlsinki Airport, Helsinki Airport – Hakaniemi), 3 extra buses
738X (Hakaniemi – Kerava – Hakaniemi), 4 extra buses

In addition, there are additional services on routes 617 and 738X. These are available in the Journey Planner.

Services on route 738X:

From Hakaniemi at 10:50, 11:20, 12:19,  12:49, 13:19, 13:49, 14:19, 14:48, 15:17, 15:47, 16:17, 16:47, 17:19, 18:21, 18:51, 19:21, 20:21, 20:51, 21:21, 22:21

From Kerava station at 11:27, 11:57, 12:27, 13:27, 13:57, 14:27, 14:57, 15:27, 15:57, 16:27, 16:57,  17:27, 17:57, 18:27, 19:27, 19:57, 20:27, 21:27

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Bus services from different stations

You can search potential alternative transport links using the HSL Journey Planner. Here are some bus services available:

 * From Huopalahti bus 41
 * From Valimo and Pitäjänmäki buses 39/B, 217, 218, 231N and 235
 * From Mäkkylä buses 217, 218, 231N and 235/N
 * From Leppävaara buses 106, 110, 217, 218, 231N and 235
 * From Kilo buses 110 and 206A
 * From Kera buses 206 and 217
 * From Kauniainen buses 109 and 212
 * From Koivuhovi bus 212
 * From Tuomarila bus 213
 * From Espoon keskus buses 154, 156, 213 and 235
 * From Kauklahti buses 165 and 213
 * From Masala and Jorvas buses 171-173
 * From Tolsa buses 173Z and 174Z
 * From Kirkkonummi buses 171-174

 * From Pohjois-Haaga bus 40
 * From Kannelmäki buses 42 and 43
 * From Malminkartano buses 37 and 39
 * From Myyrmäki buses 39, 411, 415N, 431N and 436N
 * From Louhela buses 411, 415N, 435 and 436
 * From Martinlaakso buses 415N, 421, 431N, 435 and 436
 * From Vantaankoski buses 431N, 435 and 436
 * From Kivistö bus 431
 * From Aviapolis and Helsinki Airport buses 415 and 615
 * From Leinelä buses 623, 633N and 724N

*  From Käpylä buses 61, 64, 66, 67, 69, 611, 614, 615, 616, 617, 621, 622, 623, 632, 633 and 635
 * From Oulunkylä bus 64
 * From Pukinmäki buses 61, 69, 70, 71 and 77N
 * From Malmi buses 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 77N and 79N
 * From Tapanila bus 74
 * From Puistola buses 74, 75 and 79N
 * From Tikkurila buses 611 and 724N
 * From Koivukylä buses 623, 633N, 722 and 724N
 * From Rekola buses 633N and 739
 * From Korso buses 633, 731 and 739
 * From Savio bus 633
 * From Keravalta buses 633 and 738

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