16.06.2017

Travel

Visa Information

Information on visa procedures can be found on the Finnish Immigration Service's website.

Getting to and around Jyväskylä

Trains

There are several trains from Helsinki to Jyväskylä daily. The train to Jyväskylä can be taken either from Helsinki City or Tikkurila Railway Station. From the airport you can take a commuter train to these stations. Please see the train, bus and taxi services to/from Helsinki Airport for more information on schedules. The train journey takes about 3-4 hours. The train is fast, comfortable, and the scenic train route offers excellent views of the Finnish countryside in summer. A single train ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä costs approximately 40 €.

A ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs approximately 20 €, and the journey takes about 1.5 hours.

The train tickets can be bought online or at railway stations. We highly recommend buying your ticket online in advance, as prices are significantly cheaper!

Buses

You can also take a bus from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The bus journey takes 3 - 4.5 hours. A single ticket costs approximately 25-50 €, though may be cheaper if bought online in advance. The bus ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 15-20 €, and the journey to Jyväskylä takes about 1.5 hours.The bus tickets can be bought online or directly from the driver with cash.

Flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä

The distance between the capital Helsinki and the city of Jyväskylä is approximately 270 km, and a flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 45 minutes.

On Friday, 25th of August:

Departure from Helsinki (HEL)

Arrival at Jyväskylä (JYV)

3.55 p.m.

4.45 p.m.

11.40 p.m.

0.25 a.m. (next day)

 On Saturday, 26th of August: 

Departure from Helsinki (HEL)

Arrival at Jyväskylä (JYV)

4.55 p.m.

5.40 p.m.


On Sunday, 27th of August:

Departure from Helsinki (HEL)

Arrival at Jyväskylä (JYV)

4.55 p.m.

5.40 p.m.

11.40 p.m.

0.25 a.m. (next day)

Flights from Jyväskylä to Helsinki

On Wednesday, 30th of August:

Departure from Jyväskylä (JYV)

Arrival at Helsinki (HEL)

5.55 a.m.

6.40 a.m.

2.45 p.m.

3.30 p.m.

5.05 p.m.

5.50 p.m.


On Thursday, 31st of August:

Departure from Jyväskylä (JYV)

Arrival at Helsinki (HEL)

5.55 a.m.

6.40 a.m.

2.55 p.m.

3.40 p.m.

5.05 p.m.

5.50 p.m.


Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski, and the distance between the airport and the centre of Jyväskylä is 20 km. There is no transfer service between the airport and the city centre, nor a taxi stand at the airport. Please order a taxi in advance: tel. +358 100 6900. The journey by taxi takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 45-55 €.

More information about flights:

Finnair

Jyväskylä Airport

International Flights to Tampere

Ryanair flies to Tampere, Finland, from some European cities. The distance between Tampere and Jyväskylä is about 150 km and there are several train and coach services between them (there is more information at the bottom of this page). 

More information about the flights to Tampere:

Ryanair

Tampere Airport

Accommodation in Tampere

Local buses

In Jyväskylä, you can use local buses to get from the centre of the city to the venue. Buses leave from Vapaudenkatu, which is in the centre next to the pedestrian precinct. 

More information about the local buses in Jyväskylä:

Jyväskylä traffic

Around Närpes

For those who have chosen the 3 Day conference package, bus travel from Jyväskylä to Närpes (return) is included in the conference fee.

However, you may prefer to continue your onward journey from Närpes. The nearest airport is located in the city of Vaasa (Swedish: Vasa), approximately 80 km from Närpes, where flights to Helsinki and Stockholm are available.

Vaasa Airport

Vaasa can be reached by bus. The journey takes between 1 – 1.5 hours and costs approximately 15€.

Matkahuolto Bus Timetable

Vaasa Region Travel Information

If you wish to stay in Närpes or Vaasa, please see our Accommodation page for suggestions.

Vaasa Tourism