Transportation

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland

If you fly to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport you can take Ring Rail Line trains I and P to Helsinki Central Railway Station. A map with all stations along the line and the operating hours can be found here. Also the bus number 615 service between the airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The bus leaves from platform 12 (Terminal 1) and platform 25 (Terminal 2).

The Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city centre, by walking distance from the conference hotels and the conference venue. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at the airport or from the bus driver. When using a ticket machine, please select the option “regional ticket” for journeys between the airport and Helsinki. A one-way ticket costs 5,50 euros. The railway station is the final stop of the Ring Rail Line trains and bus number 615.

More information on the airport connections, including the timetables, can be found here.

Olympia Terminal

Is located at the South Harbour and there is a regular passenger ship link to Stockholm, Sweden. The terminal has an ATM, luggage lockers, a trolley rental, a restaurant, kiosk, and the Tallink Silja service point. Trams 2, 3 and 1A stop next to the Olympia Terminal.

West Terminal

Is located at the West Harbour and it concentrates on traffic to Tallinn, Estonia. There is also a regular passenger ship link to St. Petersburg, Russia. The terminal has luggage lockers, a restaurant, café, kiosk, an ATM, money exchange office (open when the St. Petersburg ship is there) and the Eckerö Line, St. Peter Line and Tallink Silja Oy service points. Tram 9 stop next to the West Terminal. Here is a map of tram line near the West Terminal.

Katajanokka Terminal

Is located at Katajanokka, with a regular ferry connection to Stockholm and Tallinn. The terminal has a restaurant, kiosk, a money exchange, an ATM, luggage lockers, and the Viking Line service point. Trams 4T and 4 stop next to the Katajanokka Terminal.

Taxis

Taksi-Helsinki: +358 (0)100 0700
Airport Taxi Yellow Line: +358 (0)600 555 555. From airport to city centre with special price.
Lähitaksi: +358 (0)100 7300
Kovanen: +358 200 6060

Useful timetable sites

Journey Planner – A journey planning service provided by HSL Transport to the users of the Helsinki metropolitan area

Train timetables – Provided by the Finnish railway company VR

Long distance bus timetables – Provided by Matkahuolto

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