General information

Important dates:

Symposium venue:

University of Turku, Educarium and Publicum buildings, street address Assistentinkatu 5, about 20-25 minute walk from the city centre Market Square.

Symposium map

Symposium city Turku:

For information on things to see and explore in Turku, please visit the Turku Touring's (Turku Tourist Office) website www.turkutouring.fi

Travelling to Turku:

Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. In addition, there is a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport (every hour, day and night). The journey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively you may take a train from the Helsinki city centre railway station. If you are travelling via Stockholm, you might prefer to take a ferry through the beautiful archipelago. The daily ferryboat connections are operated by Viking Line and Silja Line, and the duration of the voyage is about 12 hours.
Transport information:
Finnair, airline information, timetables
SAS, airline information, timetables
Viking line, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
Tallink Silja, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
The Finnish Rail, timetables, train connections
Matkahuolto travel Services, Finnish long-distance buses

Local transport:
The Sympsium venue is located about a 20-25 minute walk from the city centre Market Place. To take a bus to the Symposium venue, bus lines 50, 51, 53 and 54 run from the corner of the Market Place, (“Kauppatori” in Finnish) from the Eerikinkatu street, to “Ylioppilaskylä” direction every 15-30 minutes. The final stop (terminus) by the Spa Hotel Caribia is just across the road from the Symposium venues Educarium and Publicum buildings (pedestrian tunnel going under the road).

To call a taxi in Turku, dial +358 2 10041

WPSA travel grants:

The World's Poultry Science Association has funds set aside for a limited number of grants.
Download the travel grant application form here.

Current weather in Turku:

Get a five-day forecast at http://www.fmi.fi/weather/local.html

Currency:

The Finnish currency unit is Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex (currency exchange company, address: Eerikinkatu 13, within a stone's throw of the Market Square). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).