On this page you can find practical information for your visit to Sipoo.
Arriving to Sipoo
Sipoo is a bilingual (Finnish and Swedish speaking) municipality close to Helsinki, with three central areas: Söderkulla (literally “Southern Hill” in Swedish) in the South, Talma in the North and the municipal center Nikkilä in Mid-Sipoo. Sipoo is approximately a 30 minute drive away from the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport and Helsinki-Vuosaari International Harbour. From Porvoo it is around a 30 minute drive to Nikkilä and about 20 minutes to Söderkulla.
Arriving by local bus or taxi
Sipoo is a part of the multi-municipal Helsinki Region Traffic HSL. You can get to Sipoo conveniently by bus from for instance the city center of Helsinki. Buses to Sipoo include lines 785, 788, 786, 787, 848 ja 841. There are also several connections between Söderkulla, Nikkilä and Talma.
You can check the connections, schedules and plan your route to your destination at the Helsinki Region Traffic HSL website.
When arriving by train, the closest passenger station is in Kerava, where there are several bus connections to Sipoo. Of course you also have the option to take a taxi.
Local trains and busses share the same ticket service, but notice that long haul trains operated by the state owned VR company have their own tickets!
You can order a taxi in Sipoo from the following numbers:
- Nikkilä: +358 9 1066 4130
- Söderkulla: +358 9 1066 1150
- Pre-orders: +358 100 7300
Sipoo is also a part of the Lähitaksi (“Taxi Nearby”) network along several other cities and municipalities in the greater Helsinki area. You can order on demand or pre-order and even pay in advance with an attached credit or debit card, by downloading and registering the taxi app Taksini. You can download the app here: Taksini App.
For information about prices and other contact information to the Lähitaksi network, please consult their website: Lähitaksi.
Arriving by car or renting a car
There are two main highway connections to Sipoo. The E75 (the highway between Helsinki and Lahti) and the E18 (the highway between Helsinki and Porvoo). Sipoo is a safe place to drive and parking is in most municipal locations free of charge. For driving instructions and route planning, you can consult Google Maps.
It is easy to rent a car for instance at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, or in central Helsinki, where there are a lot of car rental companies offering their services.
Residental vehicles are available for rent also in Sipoo through Sipoon Autovuokraus.
Parking in Nikkilä: For instance Iso Kylätie 18 and 20, Jussaksentie 14, Mixintie
Parking in Söderkulla: For instance Opintie, Keskustatie
When your car needs to be filled with combustion fluid, there are several locations for this:
- Jokivarrentie 29
- Pornaistentie 19
- Torpantie 2
- Eriksnäsintie 131
- Amiraalintie 2
More practical information
In case of emergency
The emergency number in Finland is 112. In acute cases of illness or emergency you can always call 112.
There is a municipal health center in Sipoo, in the center of Nikkilä at Jussaksentie 14. If you need medical attention, you can call the health center at number +358 9 2353 6001 Monday to Thursday between 8 am and 5 pm and on Fridays between 8 am and 4 pm.
During evenings, weekends and holidays, please consult the Porvoo general hospital. Always call first up front, the Porvoo hospital can be reached at number +358 19 548 2551.
In case of emergency, call the emergency number 112.
Pharmacies in Sipoo
There is one farmacy in central Nikkilä and another in central Söderkulla.
The can be found at the following adresses:
Terveystie 2, Söderkulla and Iso Kylätie 20, Nikkilä.
There are several grocery stores in Sipoo. In Nikkilä these can be found at Kaskiniitynkuja. In Söderkulla grocery stores in the center are found at Amiraalinkuja and Rautatienkuja.
You can download the tourist maps and print them if you wish. Maps and information in printed form can be found at the municipal customer service points.