Viking Line and Matkapojat will start a broader co-operation with new regularly-scheduled bus connections from several areas in Finland

Viking Line and Matkapojat have increased their collaboration to offer bus connections to Viking XPRS on the Helsinki–Tallinn-route. The bus service is provided to and from a significant number of municipalities. The companies originally joined forces in the 1970s when Matkapojat began to transport customers from remote areas to the ports in Turku, Naantali and Helsinki.

Now the expanded service will provide thousands of customers, from more than 700 places around Finland, with an easy and convenient way to reach the ports for day cruises to Tallinn, spa trips to Estonia and hotel holidays in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Riga.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers guaranteed regular and convenient connections to Viking XPRS and Tallinn. Estonia is a reputable travel destination, whose popularity is on the rise, especially now as the country celebrates its 100th anniversary. The sights and cultural events offered by Estonia are drawing people from all corners of Finland. At Viking Line, we have always endeavoured to respond to the needs and wishes of our customers and to serve them as well as possible. This is why we have now taken a step further in our collaboration with Matkapojat, and we are sure that our customers will highly value the convenience of the new regularly-scheduled connections along with the comfort of the buses,” states Kaj Takolander, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Viking Line.  

Connections to/from Viking XPRS starting on 28 March:

Wednesday – Sunday (every day in July) 

  •  Rauma – Turku – Salo – Lohja
  •  Pori – Huittinen – Forssa – Karkkila – Vihti – Nummela
  •  Kiikka – Sastamala – Tampere – Hämeenlinna – Riihimäki – Hyvinkää
  •  Heinola – Lahti – Orimattila
  •  Kouvola – Porvoo
  •  Imatra – Lappeenranta – Hamina – Kotka – Loviisia

Additionally 1–2 days per week (2–3 days per week in July)  

  •  Jyväskylä, Savonlinna – Mikkeli, Kuopio and Vaasa – Seinäjoki

Kaj Takolander

Vice President Sales & Marketing

358 400 507908 kaj.takolander@vikingline.com

Johanna Boijer-Svahnström

Communication Director, Corporate Communications

358 18 270 00 johanna.boijer@vikingline.com

Christa Grönlund

Communication Manager, Marketing Communications

358 9 123 5242 christa.gronlund@vikingline.com

Viking Line is a public limited company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. It offers passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services on the vessels Gabriella, Mariella, Amorella, Rosella, Viking Cinderella, Viking XPRS and on the flagship Viking Grace.

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“We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers guaranteed regular and convenient connections to Viking XPRS and Tallinn. Estonia is a reputable travel destination, whose popularity is on the rise, especially now as the country celebrates its 100th anniversary. The sights and cultural events offered by Estonia are drawing people from all corners of Finland. At Viking Line, we have always endeavoured to respond to the needs and wishes of our customers and to serve them as well as possible. This is why we have now taken a step further in our collaboration with Matkapojat, and we are sure that our customers will highly value the convenience of the new regularly-scheduled connections along with the comfort of the buses.”
Kaj Takolander, Viking Line Vice President Sales & Marketing