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. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.
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.
Finnlines is another convenient ferry line, providing comfortable travel between ports of Kapellskär and Naantali. Naantali is effortlessly connected to Turku, as it is only 15 km drive away.
From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets cost 3 euros (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. 4 euros) and can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.
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 cost 3 euros (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. 4 euros) and can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.
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 +358 2 10041. 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 travel by train: first take the commuter train from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport-Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2,5 hours.
Train travel is another convenient way to get here. VR manage the railway network in Finland.
The Turku’s main railway station is less than a 15-minute walk to the city centre (trains arriving from direction of Tampere), and the Kupittaa station (trains arriving from the direction of Helsinki), located on the east side of the city, about 1,5 km from the conference venue and 2 km from the city centre Market square.
Please note! In August 2022, a track work will stop the train service between Turku Central and Kupittaa for a year, and trains to Helsinki will arrive and depart from the Kupittaa station. You can find the up-to-date information from the link below.
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