How to get to Jyväskylä?

Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland, about 270 km north from Helsinki. Jyväskylä can be reached easily by plane, coach and train. The biggest international airport of Finland is located in the capital city Helsinki.


By plain

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski approximately 23 km from the centre of Jyväskylä. There are daily flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 35 minutes and the drive from the airport to the centre of Jyväskylä roughly 20 minutes. There is no airport transfer between Tikkakoski and the city centre, so a taxi should be booked in advance. More information about taxi.

By train

The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä using the Pendolino express service takes about 3,5 hours and from Tampere to Jyväskylä roughly 1,5 hours. Train tickets can be purchased from VR, Finnish State Railways’ web store or a ticket office. You can take the train either from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport or the Helsinki railway station.

By coach

Jyväskylä can also be reached easily by coach; tickets can be bought from Matkahuolto’s web store which also provides details of routes, timetables, and fares. The journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä by express coach takes approximately 4,5 hours. Many express coaches also stop at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, where the coach can be boarded.

A slightly quicker coach connection from the centre of Helsinki to Jyväskylä is operated by Onnibus. This takes about 3,5 hours but does not go to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The Onnibus leaves from Helsinki at Kamppi Bus station. The tickets must be purchased online in advance.