Getting to Jyväskylä


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It is advisable to book flights to Helsinki Airport only and to use the train connection to reach Jyväskylä after a change of train in Tikkurila. There is a train station at the Helsinki Airport. The train journey takes about 3-4 hours. The train is fast and comfortable, and the scenic train route offers excellent views of the Finnish countryside in summer. A  fare for a single train ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä costs from EUR 15 one way when you book early (normal fare around EUR 35 one way). The train tickets can be bought online or at railway stations. It is recommended to buy the tickets in advance, if possible. Information about different ticket types may be useful when buying your tickets.


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 40 minutes. There are flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä six days a week. The flights tend to be expensive so we recommend that you book a flight to Helsinki only and use either train or bus services to reach Jyväskylä.

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski, and the distance between the airport and the centre of Jyväskylä is 20 km. There is currently no regular bus connection from and to the airport. The journey by taxi takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 40-60 €. If you want to book a taxi for when you arrive at the airport, please call +358 100 6900. The taxi service recommends advance bookings.

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Jyväskylä Airport



You can also take a bus from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. Buses to Jyväskylä depart from the front of the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on a regular basis. There are timetables available in the Terminal buildings, or you can consult online timetable. There are two main bus options: regular bus companies (https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/) or Onnibussi (http://www.onnibus.com/en/index.htm). The bus journey takes about 4-4,5 hours. A single ticket costs c. 25 €. The bus tickets can be bought online or directly from the driver with cash.