Arriving in Helsinki

If you're flying into Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, you can reach the city centre by taxi or bus. As soon as you exit the airport, you'll see a fine display of Finnish organisation. An orderly queue of taxis will collect you from the orderly queue of waiting passengers. The trip to the city centre takes about 30 minutes and will cost around 45-50€.

Buses to the centre also leave from outside the arrivals area. Bus 615's route ends at the Central Railway Station (Rautatientori), close to the conference venue and numerous hotels. It departs from the airport's Terminal 1 (platform 2) and Terminal 2 (platform 21) every 10-30 minutes, depending on time of day. You can see the timetable here. The timetable's right-hand column shows the departure times from each terminal (lentoasema means airport). Bus fare to the centre is 4,50€, and you can buy your ticket from the driver or an automatic machine at the platforms.

Getting around

Helsinki Region Transport (HRT) offers broad coverage of the capital region with buses, trams, and metro. A standard single ticket costs 2,20€ from a ticket machine and is valid for one hour on all transport within the city. All-day and multi-day tickets are also available. See the HRT website for more information on ticketing options.

See the dinner information for more details on the ferry to Suomenlinna. For information on getting to the conference, see the conference venue pages.

This page last updated: 24.10.2012