The special needs of families with children are well taken into accout at Helsinki ship terminals.

When arriving at the terminal by car, if possible, you can first leave large luggage and family members in the short-term parking area near the terminal.

Long-term parking in Katajanokka can be found approx. 100 m from the terminal.

It is about 50 m from the nearest tram stop to the terminal. You can arrive either with tram number 4 (500 m) or 5 (50 m).

For more information about parking and transportation, see Parking and Connections.


Check-in can be done at the terminal

  • during the day of departure with a self-service machine or
  • through the shipping company’s own application or
  • at the check-in desk, which is staffed.

The check-in desks opening times are specific to the shipping company, and more detailed times can be found on their own websites.

Things to do in the terminal

Lasten leikkipaikka.
  • There is a Ville Viking play area for children on the 2nd floor of the terminal.
  • On the 1st floor and 2nd floor of the terminal, you can find baby care facilities with the accessible toilets.
  • There is a cafe/kiosk on the 1st floor of the terminal and a bar/cafe on the 2nd floor, where you can also get snacks. Read more on the Food and drink page.

Terminal has accessible routes.


  • The passenger gates on the 2nd floor start working approx. 2 – 2.5 hours before the ship’s departure time
  • You board the ship from the 2nd floor of the terminal.

Access to the ships is accessible.