In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku.
If you arrive by train from the direction of Helsinki, please note that track improvement works are being carried out at the Turku main railway station, and the terminus (and departure station) in Turku for trains between Turku and Helsinki is Kupittaa. So, when buying a ticket, choose Kupittaa as your destination.
From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.
Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins).
A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku you can reserve a taxi at +358210041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.
If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2–2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.
Further Travel Info
Please, see Visit Turku webpage for further travel and tourist information.
You’ll find more information about the host city and the congress venue here.
Other Transport Links
- Viking Line Ferryboat connections from Stockholm
- Tallink Silja Ferryboat connections from Stockholm
- The Finnish Rail Timetables, train connections
- Expressbus Finnish long-distance buses
- Onnibus Finnish long-distance buses
- Finnair Airline information and timetables
- SAS Airline information and timetables
- Air Baltic Airline information and timetables
- Wizz Air Airline information and timetables