Practical information


The Porthania Building, City centre campus, University of Helsinki

Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki


If you are looking for an accommodation, check out the City of Helsinki's online guide:

The organisers have reserved rooms for the speakers at Töölö Towers.


A few invited speakers have recently received scam phone calls from someone pretending to be associated to the conference, asking for personal details. We, the organisers, will not contact you by phone, so please treat anyone calling in the name of the conference with extreme prejudice. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately; we would appreciate hearing about such incidents (by e-mail).

It seems that they are offering accommodation services (and probably phishing your credit card details). For your own protection, please do not make reservations through any unknown housing or travel company.



There's lots to see and do in Helsinki. 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.

Air­port trans­port

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 automates (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.

Bus Line 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. at Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station or R-kioski stores.