Frequently Asked Question(s)
Is it possible to make a reservation Långnäs-Galtby or Osnäs-Hummelvik or vice versa without making an overnight stop?
Yes, it is possible to make a reservation for a vehicle without a trailer. The number of transit ferry bookings are limited to 13,5 m and are available for car, van, N2, camper, moped, MC, 4-wheeled moped car and light 4 WD-vehicle. Bookings can only be made to Ålandstrafiken during office hours.
Do I need to make a reservation for motorcycles, bicycles, or if I’m travelling without a vehicle?
Yes, we recommend making reservations for motorcycles and bicycles. Especially during high season it is a good idea to make a reservation beforehand. We book passengers travelling without a vehicle if it is a group of 20 or more people.
We already made a car reservation, but we forgot to mention that we have a caravan. Is this important?
Yes. We only make reservations for 17 meters in total for camping cars, and cars and caravans per trip. When making the reservation, you should state type of vehicle, length and height of vehicle. Because the ferries are fairly small, there might not be room for your vehicle if you have given incorrect length and height.
When and how can I reserve a place on the ferries?
You can make a reservation for your vehicle by calling Ålandstrafiken during office hours. You can also e-mail your reservation to us. If you do, please list one or more alternatives to your choice of departure. We handle e-mail reservations during office hours. We need the registration number of the vehicle, as the ferry crew checks your reservation from the reservation list according to the registration number.
How do I pay my bus ticket?
You can pay with cash (euro or Swedish crowns), and with Finnish bank cards and credit cards.
How far in advance should one make a reservation?
Make the reservation in good time, at least one month in advance. If you’re planning a trip in July, you should make your reservation at least two months in advance. If you’re planning to travel during Midsummer weekend, it’s a good idea to make the reservation 4-6 months in advance. Remember to reserve your return ticket as well, especially in July when the ferries can be full for two-three weeks in a row. It’s easier to try to make changes to an existing reservation than to make a new one at the very last minute in July.
I want to make a car reservation from Turku to Mariehamn today, is it possible?
No, we make reservations for the ferries departing from Galtby in Korpo, or Osnäs (Vuosnainen) in Kustavi on the Finnish mainland. Galtby is about 75 km from Turku, you take the road to Pargas (Parainen) and travel via Nagu to Korpo. Calculate a minimum of 2 hours time to get from Turku to Galtby by car. In order to get to Osnäs harbour, you drive to Kustavi and take the Vartsala cable ferry. Please observe that the cable ferry has its' own timetable and one should calculate a minimum of 1,5 h from Turku to Osnäs. We make reservations between Osnäs and Hummelvik (in the municipality of Vårdö appr. 50 km from Mariehamn) and Galtby-Långnäs (in the municipality of Lumparland appr. 30 km from Mariehamn).
What do you mean by “intermediate harbour”?
By intermediate harbour we mean an island between the end harbours Galtby and Osnäs on the Finnish mainland and Långnäs, Hummelvik and Svinö on the Åland Islands. The municipalities on the main island are not considered intermediate harbours.
I want to make a reservation from Långnäs to Överö, and from Degerby to Svinö. Is it possible?
No, we don’t make reservations between Långnäs and Överö because the Föglö line between Svinö and Degerby operates about once an hour. We also do not make reservations for the Föglö line, since the ferry M/S Skarven has departures almost hourly. The trip between Svinö and Degerby takes 30 minutes.
Does a trip on the ferries cost anything?
Yes, you pay a fee for your vehicle when travelling to/from an end harbour (Hummelvik, Långnäs, Svinö, Osnäs, Galtby). Travel between the intermediate harbours is free of charge.
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