Arrival and getting around in Pori

There are many ways to get to Pori and getting around the city is quick and easy.

  • You can easily get to Pori via highways 2, 8, 23 and 11 – so all you have to do is turn on your navigator and go!

    All the parking areas in the city centre are conveniently located on this map. For more information on car parking and its prices, visit the City of Pori website. In addition, Sokos, IsoKarhu and Puuvilla shopping centres, for example, have plenty of time-limited parking.

    If you want to avoid driving in the city centre, park your car and hop on a local bus: for example, between Valtatie 2 and the railway, near Matkakeskus, you will find a large free 24-hour car park.

    Use the parking disc in the areas indicated.

    The parking disc is used to set the parking start time.
    The time will be set as the hour or half-hour following the start of parking, whichever is the earlier
    For example, if you park your car in a space at 14.18, you must set the parking disc at 14.30
    If your parking starts at 15.11, you should set the disc at 15.30
    You may not change the time of arrival during the period of validity of the parking disc.
    The parking disc must be placed in a visible position on the inside of the windscreen so that it can be read from the outside. Only one disc may be used at a time.
    Parking discs can be purchased from our tourist information and department stores, for example.

  • By bus

    By train

    • Check the timetables on the VR website
    • Pori Jazz: After the main concerts on Friday 14.7. and Saturday 15.7., VR will organise additional services from Pori via Tampere to Helsinki. On Friday night, the IC616 will leave Pori at 00:55 on Saturday and arrive in Helsinki at 05:05. On Saturday night the IC616 leaves Pori on Sunday at 01:40 and arrives in Helsinki at 05:14.

      On Saturday 15 July, there is an extra train IC617 in the morning from Helsinki at 08:50 via Tampere to Pori, so that the train arriving in Pori at 13:12 is in time for the start of the main concert at Kirjurinluoto (gates open at 14:00). 

      On the following trains you can change your ticket to wristband during the Tampere-Pori connection:
      TO 13.7. IC465 from Tampere at 12:09 to Pori
      PE 14.7. IC465 from Tampere at 12:09 to Pori
      LA 15.7. IC617 from Helsinki 08:50 to Pori

    By boat

    By flying

    • You can arrive Pori now from Helsinki by flying
    • Flights between Pori and Helsinki are now operating.
    • Book your tickets:
  • There are many electric scooter companies operating in Pori. Scooters can be found in key spots around Pori and make it easy to get around in the centre of the city. Please note that parking scooters is forbidden in some areas.

    All of these brands of scooters have their own app.

    Pori is also a great place for riding a bike! Grab a bike and head out to Yyteri for a day on the beach. Use an app called Rolanbike to rent a city bike in Pori. You can find the environmentally friendly city bikes in key locations in downtown Pori as well as Yyteri, for example. The city bikes are a common sight around Pori from April to October.

    Find the instructions and maps here.

    Rent a fatbike or an electronic fatbike in Yyteri! Find more information here.

  • Matkahuolto offers luggage storage subject to a charge in the centre of Pori. You can find the Matkahuolto office a few blocks from the Pori Travel Centre in the address Itsenäisyydenkatu 44, 28130 Pori. See their current opening hours in the service point search on the Matkahuolto website.

    Shopping centre Puuvilla also offers small storage lockers for carry-on baggage.