ARRIVING IN HELSINKI
Helsinki can be easily reached from anywhere in the world.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take taxi, train, the Finnair city bus or Bus 615 to the Central Railway Station.
There are excellent train connections to Helsinki from all major towns in Finland as well as from Lapland. There is also a daily train service from St. Petersburg and Moscow. The Central Railway Station is a landmark itself in Helsinki.
HSL also provides a train connection between the airport and the Helsinki Central Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines.
Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cites approximately every hour.
There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia and Sweden, see e.g. Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line or Eckerö Line, as well as from Germany by Finnlines. All the ferry companies offer also a possibility to take a car with you. Helsinki can be reached by ferry also from Russia as well as from Poland.
TRANSPORTATION IN HELSINKI
With a single ticket you can hop aboard trams, buses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna. Single tickets can be purchased online (mobile ticket), from the driver or from ticket machines. Day tickets are available for unlimited use on public transportation for 1-7 days. Regional tickets allow the holder to travel freely in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within the city.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AT HELSINKI-VANTAA AIRPORT
Helsinki Region Transport provides public transport services between Helsinki Airport and the metropolitan area. In addition, many long-distance buses stop at the airport.
Once in Finland, many delegates wish to explore the country, or the neighbouring countries more extensively. There are a variety of choices, for example visiting the Finnish Lapland, taking a cruise to the neighbouring cities of Stockholm, Tallinn or St. Petersburg or enjoying one of the summer festivals in Finland.
TAXIS IN HELSINKI
Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.