Travel Information

Transport links:
Finnair  -  airline information, timetables
SAS  -  airline information, timetables 
Blue1 - airline information, timetables      
British Airways – airline information, timetables     
Lufthansa - airline information, timetables  
KLM - airline information, timetables
Air France - airline information, timetables
Viking Line  -  Ferryboat connections from Stockholm and Tallinn to Helsinki
Silja Line  -  Ferryboat connections from Stockholm and Tallinn to Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Helsinki-Vantaa airport is situated about 20 km from the city centre. There is a frequent bus service from the airport to the central railway station in Helsinki city centre. Please see timetables here.

Tel. +358 (0)100 0700
Taxis are generally easy to get. For a 5 km trip you may expect the fare to be around 10 euros, 10 km 15 euros and 20 km 30 euros. After 8 pm and on Sundays there is a small additional charge.

Public transport
Public transport is easy to use in Helsinki, even if you are not familiar with the city. The line network is comprehensive and vehicles are in good condition. Line maps and stop timetables are displayed at stops. You can also get information on routes and timetables over the internet. Brochures, line maps, timetables and summer timetable books are available at HKL service points.
For more information, see
Helsinki Tram Traffic
Helsinki Metro Line
Helsinki Buses

From Helsinki-Vantaa airport to the Conference Hotel
If you wish to use public transport to reach the conference hotel, you can use the following services:
1) Catch a Finnair City Bus to the city centre. See timetables here.
2) Catch a metro from the city centre to Rastila metro station. Choose Ruoholahti-Vuosaari route. Timetables here.
3) Catch a bus towards Ramsinniemi, bus runs about every 10 minutes (bus number 96).

Alternatively you can take a taxi, which costs approximately 25-30 euros.

Other useful links
Helsinki – Helsinki tourist information
Visit Finland – Finland tourist information
Weather in Finland

Map of the area – map of the conference venue area
Helsinki city shopping map


Mika Elmeranta, 2007
For the Congress Office