Helsinki-Vantaa airport

The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located about 25 km north of Helsinki city center where the conference will be held. Around 120 international flights per day arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is the only international airport near Helsinki and has good connectivity to the major European and number of intercontinental destinations, including daily direct flights to all European major capitals, New York, Singapore, Bangkok and Beijing.

Train from the airport

There is a train connection from the airport to Helsinki central railway station, roughly 700 meters from the conference venue. The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between Terminal 1 and 2. There are connections to Helsinki every 10-minutes during the day time and both trains to both directions take you to Helsinki. The train ticket (zones ABC) costs 4,60 euros and can be bought at the ticket machines on the platform. The train journey to Helsinki takes 27 minutes.

Taxi from the airport

Taxi from the airport to city center takes 30 minutes and costs approximately 40 euros depending on your destination and when you travel. Taxis always use a meter. Tipping is not expected. The most common credit cards are accepted.

Bus from the airport

There are also bus connections from the airport to the city centre. Finnair City Bus leaves in front of both terminals every 20 minutes and terminates at the central railway station. Finnair City bus costs 6,90 euros and takes 30 minutes. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club credit cards are accepted.

Local buses 615 and 415 also operate between the airport and the central railway station with a travel time of approximately one hour. The cost is 4,60 euros. Only euro coins and 5, 10, and 20 euro notes are accepted. You can also buy the ticket from the ticket machines at the bus stop by card.


Further information on connections from Helsinki Airport can be found in Finavia web page.




The daily mean temperature in August is 16 degrees Celcius (61°F), but 25 degrees (77°F) or 10 degrees (50°F) would not be completely unusual.

Please, check up to date weather forecast before packing. With some luck, we should have a nice summer weather with no need for an umbrella.