Arrival info

Location: Cultural Center Sofia (Kulttuurikeskus Sofia)

Sofia center is located 15 km east from Helsinki city center, by the sea, on a very beautiful location. The closest supermarkets and other services are located at Vuosaari, 2 km from Sofia center.

How to Get There?

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport by public transportation:

From the airport you can either take a train or a bus to downtown Helsinki. You will then continue with a metro to Vuosaari. From the Vuosaari metro station take a bus or taxi to Sofia.

From the Airport to downtown Helsinki

Access to the trains station is between terminals 1 and 2. There are two trains, and P that will take you to the Helsinki main railway station . You will need a regional ticket (5,50 eur), which can be purchased in a vending machine.

There are two busses of the public transportation running from the airport to downtown Helsinki. 615 will take you to the central railway station, 617 to Hakaniemi. Both stops have access to metro. You will need a regional ticket (5,50 eur), which can be purchased in a vending machine.

There is also a Finnair bus that runs between the airport and the central railway station. Tickets (6,30)  can be purchased from the driver. See 

More information on how to get to and from the airport see

From downtown Helsinki to Vuosaari and Sofia

From the central railway station (or Hakaniemi), take the metro towards Vuosaari. If you have taken the public transportation, your ticket is valid until Sofia. If you took the Finnair bus, you need to purchase a ticket (3,20 eur) from a vending machine before entering the metro platform.

From Vuosaari, take bus 816 directly to Sofia center, if you arrive there between 7 a.m. – 5.45 p.m. At other times, take a taxi ( c. 12 eur) from Vuosaari to Sofia.  The taxi station is located in the front of shopping center Columbus, on your left as you come up from the metro platform.

Alternatively, we can arrange a car to pick you up from Vuosaari metro station. If you are in need of pick-up, please send an email to

For alternative routes you can consult the Route planner (HSL): Sofia center address: Kallvikinniementie 35

You can also take taxi from the Airport to Sofia Center. The price is c. 50 eur