Practical information

Location of the Conference

Faculty of Theology
Vuorikatu 3
00014 University of Helsinki

Entry to the facilities is through the inner courtyard linking Vuorikatu 3 and Fabianinkatu 24. The facilities can also be accessed via the passageway connecting Porthania and Learning Centre Aleksandria. The main entrances are accessible to all.


Here are some hotels (and one hostel), which are all just a short walk away from the University of Helsinki and the conference venue:

The Visit Helsinki website has lots more options in and around Helsinki that will also suit all budgets.


Ask our conference assistants during the event, but until then Visit Helsinki's listings are a good place to start:


There's lots to see and do in Helsinki, all year round. To plan your visit check out My Helsinki and Visit Helsinki:

Air­port & pub­lic trans­port

Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the main airport of Finland. The airport is situated 19 kilometers (approx. 25 minutes) from the centre of Helsinki. Helsinki can also be reached by train, bus or ferry.

Train to & from the air­port

The train connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: train I and train P.  Schedules, ticket prices and routes are available at HSL website.

At the airport you can buy a train ticket from the following spots:

  • HSL ticket automats (by the entrance of the train station; at baggage claim 2B)
  • Alepa Grocery Store (T2 Arrivals Hall 2B)
  • WH Smith (T1 Departure Hall)
  • WH Smith (T2 Departure Hall)
  • R-kioski (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)
  • Tourist information (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)

Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket in the train.

The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between the terminals.

Buses to & from the air­port

The Finnair City Bus operate between Helsinki Railway Station and the airport.

The bus 615 also serves the airport.

Bus stops at Helsinki Airport

The bus stops for both arriving and departing buses are located in front of the terminals.

Bus stops for Terminal 1
Bus stops for Terminal 2

Taxis at Hel­sinki Air­port

A journey by taxi from the airport to the centre of Helsinki takes about 30 minutes and costs around 45 to 50 euros. The taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals.

In the city centre

Public transport is easy to use in Helsinki, even if you’re not familiar with the city.

You can travel with single tickets (Helsinki internal or regional) or with a tourist ticket (Helsinki internal or regional). Single tickets can be purchased from the driver and from ticket machines.

For more information please visit:

Day tickets for unlimited use on public transport (metro, train, tram, bus, ferry service) are sold e.g. Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station or R-kioski stores.