Location and getting around
We're very happy to again be able to arrange a conference where on-site attendance is possible!
On this page we've gathered some tips and guidance on how to get to the conference venue, and about moving around the Helsinki metropolitan area.
Getting around

The conference will be held on-site at Aalto campus in Undergraduate Centre (Kandidaattikeskus; Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo), and online.

Getting to Aalto

If you’re coming to the venue from Helsinki City centre, the easiest and most direct option is to take the metro west and step off at ‘Aalto University’ stop and head for "Otaniementie" exit. You will need a ticket for AB zone. In any situation HSL’s route advisor is your best friend in any situation where you need to know how to get from point A to point B!

The Undergraduate Centre is very close to the metro entrance. The conference will use the 'M' entrance to the building, which is a bit further away from the metro at the other end of the building, at its U-wing.

If you want to explore Otaniemi campus virtually before the conference, this site provides plenty of material.

 

Public transport - HSL 

The Helsinki region has an integrated public transport ticket system. HSL tickets are valid on public transport services in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. The same tickets can be used for traveling on buses, trams, the Metro, commuter trains and the ferry to Suomenlinna. You can also transfer from one vehicle to another with the same ticket. HSL’s transit area is divided into zones identified by letters A, B, C and D. Tickets will be bought for a combination of these letters, e.g. AB or ABC.

A day ticket is your key to getting around in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The tickets available on single-charge cards allow you to travel easily and at low-cost for 1-7 days.

A great help when you need to figure out how to get from point A to point B in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, is the Journey Planner website. You just type in the address of your starting point and the address of your destination and the website will give you the itinerary, including public transportation schedules and walking directions.

Purchasing tickets:

Helsinki internal and regional day tickets are available from the HSL office, located at Central Railway Station and also from ticket machines: the pink single ticket machines sell one day tickets for adults, the blue full-range ticket machines sell 1-7 day tickets for adults and children. You can also buy HSL tickets from convenience stores marked R-Kioski. 

The HSL app allows you to easily find tickets and routes. Buy single, day, or season tickets wherever and whenever you want and conveniently pay with your debit/credit card. The HSL app is available on apps store for free.

Car

If you are coming by car, it is good to know that there are several construction sites underway on campus, which is why some of the parking spaces are not available. Still parking is available near several campus buildings and along roadsides. The parking areas and construction sites on the campus are marked in the campus map.

Some parking areas require a university permit or other permit, some a parking disc or parking fee. There are also several parking areas with an electric car charging stations. Temporary parking permissions are available at the conference venue, by the lobby services.

Taxi 

In case you need to get a taxi during your visit in Helsinki, you can either order the taxi by calling 0100 0700 or going directly to a taxi-stand. In general all taxis with a yellow taxi sign are licensed and safe.

Taxi Helsinki website

Read more about the airport taxi

 

Coming from the airport

Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line every 10–20 minutes. The journey takes 30 minutes. A regional ABC ticket is required.

Buses operate throughout the region. Bus 615 runs between the airport and the Central Railway Station and takes around 45 minutes. A regional ABC ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine or via HSL mobile app. Bus 415N operates at night.

Timetable for airport trains and busses (Finavia website)