Turku is the oldest city in Finland and used to be the country's capital. In 1912 that status was handed to Helsinki. Turku is a pleasant university city with a well-preserved medieval center.
The city has approximately 180,000 inhabitants.
Turku is located on the southwestern coast of Finland, on the estuary of the Aura River. The eastern side of the river is called 'this side' (täl pual jokke); the western side is 'the other side' (tois pual jokke). Off the coast lie hundreds of larger and smaller islands which form the separation between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea.
The port and surrounding industrial parks traditionally form one of the pillars of local economy. In recent years, Turku has quickly become a high-tech city. Most companies active in this sector are located in the Turku Science Park. Many of the institutes for higher education often cooperate with these high-tech companies. The proximity of the Finnish archipelago contributes to tourism and many people also travel by boat to and from Turku.
Turku Airport is situated 8 kilometers north of the center. It's easily reachable by rental car via the Tampereentie (Route 9). The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.
Turku has good public transport. There are also excellent bus and train connections with other Finnish cites, including Tampere and the capital Helsinki. The bus and train stations are quite far apart, but this will change. Turku wants to build a large transportation hub including a shopping center and hotels. From Turku's port there are daily connections with the Åland Islands and the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Traffic and Parking
Although Turku is an active city, you'll have no problem finding your way around. In general, finding a free parking place for your rental car isn't a problem either. The underground parking garage Louhi is very centrally located. Its location is signposted, as well as the number of places available.
Turku has a good choice of accommodations. Most hotels are located in the city center, between the train station and the river, but there are also some accommodations near the port. For those who prefer to stay outside the city, there are several campsites near Turku, like Campsite Ruissalo, directly on the sea and easily reachable by public transport or rental car.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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