The Fastest Ferry from Turku to Stockholm

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Turku and the Swedish Capital of Stockholm are separated by only about 250km of the Baltic Sea. Stretching almost the entire distance between these two cities is a large archipelago where the Åland Islands sit. A ferry between Turku and Stockholm makes a wonderful trip because the archipelago is one of the most beautiful regions of the Baltic Sea. The ferry trip also makes sense for drivers going between Finland and Sweden, because it saves considerable time. From Turku, you can go to sleep and wake-up in Stockholm, whereas driving around the Gulf of Bothnia is around 1800km.

Turku and Stockholm are separated by 250km of archipelago.
Turku and Stockholm are separated by 250km of archipelago.

By around one hour, Finnlines' twice-daily departures between Naantali (Turku) and Kapellskär (Stockholm) is the fastest. What's fastest is of course different for foot passengers versus those with vehicles. If you are trying to go to Stockholm city center without a vehicle, it makes sense to check Viking Line or Tallink Silja. However if your final destination is not the city center of Stockholm, it might make more sense to go with Finnlines because the loading/unloading from Stockholm will not be a problem due to the port's location outside the center.

Ports of Stockholm

Stockholm has at least five different passenger ports for ferry traffic. For passenger ferry routes between Turku and Stockholm, only three are currently used. A bit north of Stockholm itself is Kapellskär which Finnlines uses. Inside the city you also have Stadsgården used by Viking Line and Värtahamnen used by Tallink-Silja.

Ports of Turku

Turku itself has one port for passenger ferry traffic, however the nearby town of Naantali just 14km away also gets some ferry traffic. At FerryScan we add Naantali to searches for Turku because it is essentially connected to Turku, with regular bus services to the city center.

Option 1: Finnlines - Finnswam + Finnfellow Book Now

Operator Logo of Finnlines
Duration 8-9 Hours
Departures per Day 2
Turku Port Naantali
Stockholm Port Kapellskär
Stop(s) Långnäs (Åland)

Finnlines has a twice-daily route between Turku and Stockholm, via the Åland Islands. Their Finnswan and Finnfellow ships depart Kapellskär in Stockholm, and makes a stop in Långnäs (Åland) before continuing on to Naantali (Turku). This route is not bookable unless you are travelling with a car, motorcycle or bike. The Kapellskär port is quite far from Stockholm, however it helps to avoid any traffic from the city itself.

Option 2: Viking Line - Amorella + Viking Grace Book Now

Operator Logo of Viking Line
Duration 10-11 Hours
Departures per Day 2
Turku Port Turku Harbour
Stockholm Port Stadsgården
Stop(s) Mariehamn/Långnäs (Åland, uses Långnäs in the night)

Viking Line also has a twice-daily passenger ferry service between Turku and Stockholm. It lasts a bit longer than the Finnlines service, however it is slightly more convenient for foot passengers, because Stadsgården port in Stockholm in very close to the center. For drivers this is the opposite, because they have to face Stockholm traffic when departing with vehicles.

Option 3: Tallink Silja - Galaxy + Baltic Princess Book Now

Operator Logo of Tallink Silja
Duration 10-11 Hours
Departures per Day 2
Turku Port Turku Harbour
Stockholm Port Värtahamnen
Stop(s) Mariehamn/Långnäs (Åland, uses Långnäs in the night)

Tallink-Silja's service between Turku and Stockholm is very similar to Viking Line's. It lasts between 10-11 hours, stops in Åland, and has two departures each day in both directions. Tallink Silja uses Värtahamnen Port in Stockholm for this, which isn't as convenient as Stadsgården, but it's not too bad either.

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