Workshop venue

The WITMSE 2011 workshop will be held at the University of Helsinki, in downtown Helsinki (Finland). All WITMSE sessions will take place in Lecture hall F211, Unioninkatu 38.

Please wear your badge: it will be your pass to all events.

How to get to Helsinki?

  • For participants coming from ISIT 2011, in St. Petersburg: There is a direct fast train connection from St. Petersburg to Helsinki Central Railway Station.
  • By air you most likely arrive at the Helsinki airport (HEL). Some airlines only fly to Tampere which is located about 200 km to the west of Helsinki. From Tampere there is a frequent train connection to Helsinki.
  • By sea Helsinki can be reached by taking a ferry from Sweden, Estonia, Poland or Germany.

How to get to the hotels and the workshop venue from the airport?

  • For public transport, see the excellent Journey Planner. The journey time for bus 615 is about 35 minutes from the airport to the Main Railway Station, from where it is a short walking distance to many of the hotels and the workshop venue. Single fare from the airport is 4.00 EUR.
  • The Finnair bus is 5.90 EUR, journey time 35 min., leaves every 20 minutes and goes to the Main Railway Station like bus 615.
  • A taxi to the University of Helsinki — please specify the address as there are several campuses scattered around the city — from the airport should be about 40 EUR (depends on the time of day and the number of passengers), the distance is about 20 km, and the travel time around half an hour. All taxis have a meter and charge the same rate, and they accept major credit cards.
  • The airport taxi shuttle has a flat rate of 25 EUR/person, has no fixed schedule but leaves when the minivan has enough passengers (rate is less per person if you are a group of 3 or more).
  • The are five rental car agencies at the airport.

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