Jätkäsaari has excellent public transport, pedestrian and cycling connections. The city centre is easy to reach by tram, on foot or by bike via Baana. Ruoholahti metro station connects Jätkäsaari to the east and west, and ships take you from West Terminal to Tallinn in a couple of hours.

To Jätkäsaari on foot, by bike or by public transport

Jätkäsaari is accessible by trams 6T, 7, 8 and 9. Once Jätkäsaari is completed, it will be covered by a loop-like tram network. The tram network will be completed around 2024. The nearest metro station is in Ruoholahti, with good connections to Eastern Helsinki and Espoo.

You can see the route and stop maps and timetables in the Journey Planner.

In the planning of Jätkäsaari, special attention has been paid to the creation of a comprehensive and safe bicycle and pedestrian network. The most direct route from Jätkäsaari to the city centre on foot or by bike is a 1.3-kilometre route via Baana. Baana also offers a convenient connection to Töölö. On Baana, special attention has been paid to lighting, which increases not only comfort, but also safety.

The main bicycle and pedestrian routes in Jätkäsaari run through Hyväntoivonpuisto Park. From the park, the routes continue over bridges to the seaside and other parks.

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Look at the current traffic plans and materials in the City’s map service.

Parking mainly underground

In Jätkäsaari, residents’ parking spaces are mainly in Rokkiparkki, under yard decks and in multi-storey car parks. Residents can apply for a parking space through their own housing company.

There will be guest and short-term parking spaces along the streets and in the vicinity of business premises. Jätkäsaari has the same parking norm as the rest of the inner city, i.e. parking on the streets is usually subject to a fee.

In the Saukonpaasi area, parking spaces for residents and workplaces will be determined on a block-by-block basis. In some housing companies, the residents will park on spaces along the streets designated in the detailed plan.

In the Jätkäsaarenkallio and Hietasaari areas, residents will park under yard decks and in Rokkiparkki.

Two multi-storey car parks will be built in the area of Saukonlaituri and Atlantinkaari. There will also be parking spaces under yard decks.

Parking for Bunkkeri and the sports park will be arranged under Bunkkeri and possibly in connection with the stands of the sports park.

West Harbour

There are two ship terminals in West Harbour: the old terminal 1 (T1), from where ships operate to St. Petersburg, and the new terminal (T2), from where you can get to Tallinn. In the new passenger terminal, getting on and off the ship is fast. There are about seven million passengers per year.

Approximately ten ships call at West Harbour every day, each with an average of 30 trucks on board. About 2,600 cars and buses drive to and from the harbour per day. You can find the departure and arrival times of the ships on the Port of Helsinki website.

Jätkäsaari is a test area for smart mobility

Jätkäsaari is a pilot area and showcase for smart traffic in Helsinki. New mobility services and technologies are being developed and tested in the area together with the City, residents, businesses and research institutions. The challenges of mobility are also being solved with the agile piloting of new technologies. Examples of pilots carried out in Jätkäsaari include a smart pedestrian crossing, smart carpooling and new kinds of cargo bike services.

Visit the ‘Jätkäsaari kokeilee’ website to see how residents can also be pioneers in experimenting with and developing future mobility solutions. The website gathers together all the trials in Jätkäsaari and tells you how to get involved. Check it out at jätkäkokeilee.fi. The website is in Finnish.

Twin Port project

Twin Port project supports development and harmonisation of harbour functions in Helsinki and Tallinn.

Annually, almost 9 million passengers travel by sea between Helsinki and Tallinn. Helsinki’s West Harbour and Tallinn’s Vanasadam (Old Cityd Harbour) together form a functional pair and a common area for entrepreneurship and jobs. The Twin Port Project, supported and co-funded by the European Union, is one of the most significant joint projects between port cities. Its main emphasis is on cargo traffic. The EU is currently creating – using the TEN-T (Trans European Transport Network) projects – a comprehensive network of transport corridors in Europe. To Finland, overseas transport is of particular importance.

Twin Port focuses on developing Helsinki’s West Harbour and Tallinn’s Vanasadam (Old Cityd Harbour) and on harmonising their operations. The goal is to create a harbour suitable for various kinds of traffic and whose operations are efficient and environmentally sustainable. The primary measures are:

In Helsinki’s West Harbour:

  • to further develop street traffic arrangements, signposts and signboards
  • expand car park capacity
  • develop automation
  • build new pier space and berths
  • improve ships’ fairways and routes.

In Tallinn’s Vanasadam harbour:

  • to make investments in smoothened peak traffic flows between the harbour and the city centre and in harbour logistics.

The partners in the Twin-Port Project are the City of Helsinki, the Port of Helsinki, and AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn). The European Union co-funds the improvements made in West Harbour and Vanasadam. The lion’s share of this funding is currently used for the West Harbour.

The project is part of the EU-wide TEN-T (Trans European Transport Network) network is a cross-national whole of traffic and transport projects through which the Union co-funds improvements of traffic corridors – roads, railways and shipping infrastructure – in EU member states. Read more about the projects within the TEN-T.

Updated 5.2.2021