Jokioinen Museum Railway is the only remaining continuously operated narrow gauge railway in Finland. It preserves the tradition of 1898 built Jokioinen Railway.

Scheduled museum trains pulled by a vintage steam locomotive run on the 14 km Humppila - Minkiö - Jokioinen railway on summer Sundays and single Saturdays in July and September.

The Narrow Gauge museum and cafe at Minkiö station are open every day from 11-18 from 3.6. to 12.8. 2012.

 

The museum railway is operated and maintained by members of the Museum Railway Association on voluntary basis.

 

A trip on narrow gauge

Would you like to go back in time and travel by a real steam train? Would you like to experience train travel aboard wooden coaches? On the Jokioinen Museum railway it is still possible!

 

A small narrow gauge steam locomotive is standing in the front of train of old wooden coaches. People are slowly boarding a train in a front of an old wooden station building. The station bell sounds three times.

There is a loud whistle of the locomotive, a journey begins. There is a smell of smoke in the air. The train is passing through beautiful countryside of Häme province.

 

Outside cows are staring the passing train. After the fields there is a short stretch of forest and then again open fields. There is a low whistle in the air. A brake man is turning the brake handle. The train is slowing down and finally stopping. An old lady boards the train at Raemäki halt.

 

The journey continues. The train is slowly picking up speed. The conductor is checking the tickets and announces: "Next Kirkkotie, and after that Jokioinen!"

 

This is what you can only experience at Jokioinen Museum railway! On these pages you can find all the necessary information about the Jokioinen Museum Railway, but to experience the real narrow gauge atmosphere you have to take the real steam train at Jokioinen Museum railway!

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Here is a map of Jokioinen Museum Railway including important roads and the Turku - Tampere railway line. There are white and blue road side signs "Museum railway" instructing you to Humppila and Minkiö station from the highway number 2 and to Jokioinen station from the highway number 10.
 

 

You can also check the exact location of Minkiö station and driving directions with map below. The street adress of Minkiö station is Kiipuntie 49 (FIN-31630 Jokioinen).
 


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By car

If you are travelling by car you will find the signs "Museum Railway" on both Highways 2 and 10. The Jokioinen Museum Railway is easy to find by following those signs.
 

Parking at Stations

In Humppila you can left the car in state railway (VR) station. You can then use the pedestrian tunnel under VR tracks to get the Museum Railway station.
 

In Minkiö station the car park is located right beside the station. In special event days there is also an extra car park, located opposite the station across the railway.
 

In Jokioinen station the car park is located beside the station.
 

Please note, that parking in Museum Railway stations is at Your own risk.
 

By bicycle

From Forssa you can ride along the old railway embankment to Jokioinen and catch a museum train to Humppila. In Forssa you should ride towards the trotting track to find the beginning of the embankment. At the centrer of Jokioinen just follow "Museum Railway" signs to the museum railway. Jokioinen Station is on your left when you cross over railway tracks.
 

By train

It is very easy to get to Jokioinen Museum Railway by train. VR trains stop at Humppila Station, just opposite side of tracks to the Jokioinen Museum Railway station. When you are at the VR station the best way to get to Jokioinen Museum Railway is to use an underpass next to the VR station.
 

You can find more information about connecting trains either on the timetable of Jokioinen Museum Railway or on the timetables of VR. From Monday to Saturday you can also take a bus at Humppila Railway Station to a bus stop close to the Minkiö narrow gauge museum.
 

The bus timetables can be found on the pages of Matkahuolto.

By bus

Forssa, the Koivisto th. (the Koivisto crossroad) express buses stop in Humppila, the Latovainio express bus stop not so far from Minkiö, and Jokioinen has a frequent bus service. Bus times can be found on Matkahuolto bus timetables. Please ask the driver or hostess to inform you when to get off the bus.

The Koivisto th. express bus stop is about one kilometer (less than a mile) from Humppila Railway Station and Latovainio about three kilometers (two miles) from Minkiö Station. To get to Minkiö from Humppila you can either take a Jokioinen Museum Railway train running on summer Sundays, or a local Kivistö's bus running Monday to Saturday. From Forssa to Minkiö there is a bus connection every day except on Sundays.

How to get to Finland

It is quite easy to get to Finland - we are not so far from the heart of Europe. There are frequent ferry services by Viking Line and Tallink-Silja Line from Stockholm in Sweden to Turku and Helsinki in Finland. There are also ferries from Tallinn in Estonia to Helsinki. Finnlines operates from Travemünde and Rostock in Germany to Helsinki. And St. Peter Line has regular ferry connection from St. Petersburg to Helsinki.
 

It is also possible to take a train from Russia to Finland or one of the international flights to Helsinki. You can find more information on Finland on the official On-line Travel Guide to Finland.

Trains of the Jokioinen Railway have been running on this narrow gauge railway in the municipalities of Humppila and Jokioinen for more than one hundred and ten years! Here is a brief summary of the history of the Jokioinen Railway from 1898 to 1974, and of the Jokioinen Museum Railway from 1971.

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Fares on Jokioinen Museum Railway are based on the length of the trip. For example a single ticket from Humppila to Minkiö costs € 6.00, a single ticket from Minkiö to Kirkkotie € 5.00. A return ticket from Humppila to Minkiö is € 10.00, and a return ticket from Minkiö to Kirkkotie € 8.00.

The upper triangle of the table shows fares in euros for single tickets.


  Single Kermala Palomäki Santavaihde Vuorela Minkiö Salminen Raemäki Kirkkotie Jokioinen
Return Humppila 2,00 3,00 4,00 5,00 6,00 6,50 7,00 7,50 8,00
Kermala 3,00 Kermala 2,00 3,00 4,00 5,00 6,00 6,50 7,00 7,50
Palomäki 5,00 3,00 Palomäki 2,00 3,00 4,00 5,00 6,00 6,50 7,00
Santavaihde 6,00 5,00 3,00 Santavaihde 2,00 3,50 4,50 5,50 6,50 7,00
Vuorela 8,00 6,00 3,00 3,00 Vuorela 2,00 4,00 5,00 6,00 6,50
Minkiö 10,00 8,00 7,00 6,00 3,00 Minkiö 2,00 4,00 5,00 6,00
Salminen 11,00 10,00 9,00 8,00 6,00 3,00 Salminen 2,00 4,00 5,00
Raemäki 12,00 11,00 10,00 10,00 8,00 6,00 3,00 Raemäki 2,00 4,00
Kirkkotie 13,00 12,00 11,00 11,00 10,00 8,00 6,00 3,00 Kirkkotie 2,00
Jokioinen 14,00 13,00 12,00 12,00 11,00 10,00 8,00 6,00 3,00 Jokioinen

The lower triangle (yellow background) of the table shows fares in euros for return tickets.

Children under 4 years travel for free. Children 4 to 12 pay a half price. A day ticket costs € 20.00.

Fares for the Starlight Train & the Autumn Colours Train (Sat 11.9.2021)

Fares for the Starlight Train and the Autumn Colours Train are € 14.00 for adults, and € 7.00 for children 4 to 12. Children under 4 travel free. The ticket is valid for traveling all day on every train.

Fares for the Santa Claus Train (Sat 4.12.2021)

Fares for the Santa Claus Train are € 20.00 for adults, and € 10.00 for children 4 to 12 for all the line (Humppila-Jokioinen return ticket or vice versa) and € 14.00 for adults, and € 7.00 for children 4 to 12 for a return fare Jokioinen-Minkiö or Humppila-Minkiö or vice versa. Children under 3 travel free. The ticket is valid for traveling all day on every train.

Entrance fees of the Narrow Gauge Museum

Guided tours for groups: adults € 4.00, children 4 to 12 € 2.00. Children under 4 free of charge. The museum is open daily from 1 June until 9 August between 11.00 and 18.00. There is a free entrance to individual visitors of the museum!

Means of payments

Creditcards and Debetcards (Visa Electron, Maestro, Visa and MasterCard) are accepted at the Humppila and Minkiö stations and at Minkiö station café. Customer does not pay any additional costs for card payments.

On the train and at the Jokioinen station and Humppila station café only cash is accepted.

You can find the timetables and events on the Event List bellow or on the Event Calendar on the right hand side column. Events on calendar are marked with darker blue colour.

A red rail handcar is running through green fields.
A hand car trip at Jokioinen Museum Railway is an unforgettable experience.

In addition to taking a steam train you can also rent handcars at Jokioinen Museum Railway. With the handcar you can travel at your own speed, enjoy the lovely countryside or even stop at a fire place at an ex gravel pit siding to grill some sausages.

A red hand car is moving fas on a track.
You can really sense the speed when riding a hand car.

The handcars we rent are two person handcars that can carry up to four people. There are total of four handcars for rent so you can even take your trip with friends!

Many hand cars running one after another.
You can also come with a larger group as there are many hand cars for rent.

You can rent the hancars at the Minkiö station while the Minkiö Narrow Gauge Museum is open from 1.6. until 15.9. 2020. You cannot rent hancars when the scheduled trains are running on Sundays in July or on Saturdays in August. If you want to be sure that there is a handcar available for you, You can always reserve it beforehand. Also if you wish rent a handcar after 15.9. you have to book one and agree the tine you will pick it up.

Planning your trip

The handcar trips start always at Minkiö station. The route to Minkiö station is signposted from the Helsinki - Pori highway number 2, and from Turku - Hämenlinna highway number 10. You can also get to Minkiö station crossing from Monday to Friday by bus from Forssa or from Humppila railway station (the bus leaves at the northern end of the station building). The express buses from Helsinki and Pori stop at Latovainio on highway number 2. It is about 3 km (30 minute) walk from Latovainio to Minkiö station.

A red shleter under the evening sun.
The lean-to shelter of the Museum Railway is an excellent place for a break while on a hand car trip.

From Minkiö you can pump your handcar to Jokioinen, which is a little bit shorter and easier trip or to Humppila, which is longer trip with steeper and longer hills. You can stop and have a picnic at any halt of the railway, at the fire place of the gravel pit spur or anywhere along the line as long as you do not stop just next to somebody's garden.

Coffee pot and some sausages on an open fire.
When there is no fores fire warning you can grill sausages and even make your coffee at the open fireplace.

At Jokioinen station there is s dry toilet and in Humppila a shelter where you can have a break in case of a rain. At Humppila end of the line the station is not far from the Humppila beech at Lake Koiviston Lammi. It is only five minute walk from the station (you have to take the underpass to cross the railway line), so you can even take a refreshing swim after heavy hand trolley trip!

Prices

The rental prices of handcars are following (price / person):

1st hour handcar rental: 10 euros / person (under 17 years old 5 euros)
next starting hour handcar rental: 5 euros / person (under 17 years old 2.50 euros)
starting from 4 hours to all day handcar rental: 25 euros / person (under 17 years old 12.50 euros)
staying overnight at campfireplace: 25 € / person (under 17 years old 12.50 euros) - starting from Minkiö at 17:30-18:00 hours and returning hand cars next morning by 11:00 hours.

Payment either in cash or by credit card at Minkiö station.

Reservations

you can contact the Chief of Operations Mr Jussi Tepponen for handcar reservations.

People sitting around fire.
You can have a nice break at the open fire place with a larger group too.

Opening hours

narrow gauge museum, café and handcar rental at Minkiö station (Kiipuntie 49,Jokioinen) are open:

In July Tue-Sat 10.30-17 and Sun 9.30-17.

In August Mon-Fri 10.30.-17 and Sat 9.30-17. Also Sun August 1st 9.30-17.

In September Sat 11th 13-22.30 

Our steam trains are running every Sunday in July, on Sunday 1st of August and every Saturday in August. Our autumn and Starlight train on Saturday 11th of September. 


Contact info

Email: info [at] jokioistenmuseorautatie.fi
Phone: +358 3 433 3235
Kiipuntie 49
FI-31630 Minkiö
Finland

Driving directions

Minkiö station:
Kiipuntie 49
Jokioinen

Jokioinen station:
Humppilantie 20
Jokioinen

Humppila station:
Asemantie 7
Humppila

Charter trains and groups
Phone: +358 40 552 5322

Contact list


Fares

Adults (over 12 years):
Return 10 - 14 Euros
Children (4-12 years):
Return 5 - 7 Euros

On this page you can see the map of Jokioinen Museum Railway. By clicking the link on the top of the page you can download a better map. You can use that map to find some sights around Jokioinen Museum railway, for example when hiring a hand car.