Practical information

This is where you will find all practical information for your travel and stay in Helsinki. When in doubt, you can also find our contact at the bottom of the page.
Travel and transport

If you are joining us for morning meetings you will most likely have to arrive the day before, based on the availability of flights. Please, coordinate your travel arrangements with your local operational lead.

When arriving in Helsinki Airport it is easy to get to the city centre.

We recommend taking the train from the airport to the city centre. Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line every 5–20 minutes. The journey takes 30 minutes. A regional ABC ticket is required and costs 4,10 euro. You can buy the ticket on the HSL app or in one of the ticket machines.

You can also take a taxi, follow the taxi signs when exiting from the luggage claim. You can read more about the taxi fares on their website. To order a taxi in Helsinki, call +3581000700.

When you have arrived in the city centre, everything is within walking distance (10–20 minutes). Of course, public transport is also available and easy to use; Helsinki has trams, metro and busses. You can find more information on the HSL website.


We have reserved a quota of 150 rooms at three different hotels close to the university. Please find the hotel information below and make your booking using the online booking form by Friday 20 May. After this date, the quota will no longer be available for bookings. Note that by filling the form you complete a binding booking with conditions expressed in the form. After filling the form, you will receive a confirmation from the hotel. Payment will be done at the hotel.

  1. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki Asema Aukio 2, Helsinki, Finland 
    Read more about this hotel on their website
    144 euro per night
  2. Scandic Grand Central Helsinki Vilhonkatu 13, Helsinki, Finland
    Read more about this hotel on their website
    139 euro per night
  3. Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki 23 Mikonkatu, Helsinki, Finland - FULL
    Read more about this hotel on their website
    135 euro per night

All meetings during the Una Europa Week will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus in the Main Building, at Unioninkatu 34. NB: entrance from Unioninkatu side due to construction.

The Una Europa Talk on 1 June and the launch of Una Europa MOOC 'AI in Society' will take place in Think Corner, at Yliopistonkatu 4.

For a map of the venues, hotels and 1 June dinner, see practical information.

Guide for visitors

Need wifi, ATM or ideas for your free time in Helsinki? Consult the University of Helsinki's guide for visitors!


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at