Practical information

How to get to the city center from the airport

The easiest and most affordable way of getting to the city center from the airport is the train. There are two trains that run between the airport and the Central Railway Station (the final stop): train I and train P. The entrance to the train station is located between terminals 1 and 2. Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket on the train, so you'll need to buy a regional ticket at one of the following spots at the airport:

  • HSL ticket automats (by the entrance of the train station; at baggage claim 2B)
  • Alepa Grocery Store (T2 Arrivals Hall 2B)
  • WH Smith (T1 Departure Hall)
  • WH Smith (T2 Departure Hall)
  • R-kioski (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)
  • Tourist information (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)

The journey takes approximately 30 min. More information concerning tickets and fares available here.

There are also two buses that operate between the aiport and the Central Railway Station: The Finnair CIty Bus and the bus 615. The bus stops are right in front of the terminals.

Taxis are also available right in front of the terminals.

  • Taksi-Helsinki: +358 (0)100 0700
  • Airport Taxi Yellow Line: +358 (0)600 555 555
  • Lähitaksi: +358 (0)100 7300
  • Kovanen: +358 200 6060


We have booked an allotment of 8 single rooms from the 9th to the 12th of June in GLO Hotel Art.

If you wish to book a room at GLO Art (104 per night), please use this link: The rooms have to be booked by May 26.

Please note that if all the rooms from the allotment have already been booked and you still wish to stay in the hotel, the price might be different.

A credit card is needed to make a reservation from the allotment.

The GLO Hotel is within reasonable walking distance from the university, but trams 3 and 6 will also take you to the Metsätalo building, where the colloquium is held.

There are plenty of hotels and hostels near the university, for example:

Public transport

The Helsinki region has an integrated public transport ticket system. This means that the same tickets can be used on buses, trams, the metro, commuter trains and the ferry to the Fortress of Suomenlinna.

You can purchase single tickets or a day ticket. The tickets available on single-charge cards allow you to travel easily and at low-cost for 1–7 days. They are sold e.g. at the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station.

Please note that while it is possible to buy tickets from bus drivers, it is not possible to buy tickets on trams and commuter trains. There are, however, ticket machines on all tram and train stops. More information on the HSL website.


If you're spending more time in Helsinki, you might want to visit the My Helsinki website for more information on what to do and see here. At the colloquium, you can also ask our assistant for help and tips.

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