How to find us
The Opera House is at the corner of Mannerheimintie and Helsinginkatu, the address is Helsinginkatu 58. The main entrance is on the Mannerheimintie side. The main entrance is normally opened 1.5 hours before a performance in the main auditorium. Step-free access and entry to Almi Hall and the box office is from Oopperankuja on the Töölönlahti side.
Trams 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 stop outside the Opera House. Walking from Helsinki railway station to the Opera House via the scenic route along Töölönlahti bay takes about 20 minutes.
Trams and buses
The Opera House is easily accessible by tram or bus. For information on routes and schedules, please consult the online guide of Helsinki Regional Transport.
Arriving by car
The nearest public car park is 100 m from the Opera House on Mäntymäki field. The car park charges a fee until 21.00 Mon to Fri, but later in the evening and at weekends parking is free.
Please note that the car park may be crowded during events at the Olympic Stadium, as the car park is operated by the City of Helsinki.
New paid parking is now available near the Finnish National Opera and Ballet at P-Töölö. Just 200 metres from the Opera House, P-Töölö is located beneath the Scandic Park and Crowne Plaza hotels. The entrance and exit is at Töölönkatu 23. For pricing information, please visit the P-Töölö website.
The car parks nearest to the Opera House are marked on the map at the end of this page.
Dropping off or picking up
The Opera House car park along Oopperankuja on the Töölönlahti side is for disabled parking and short-term (15 min) parking. You may use this car park when you visit the FNO box office or are dropping off or picking up operagoers. Taxis also drop off and pick up at the entrance on the Töölönlahti side.
The Opera House is easily accessible by bicycle. There are bicycle racks beside the entrance on the Töölönlahti side. Bicycle paths lead to the Opera House along Urheilukatu from the north, along Helsinginkatu from the east and along Töölönlahti bay and Mannerheimintie from the city centre.