Getting to Jyväskylä

Flights, trains, buses


International flights to Helsinki

The distance between the capital Helsinki and the city of Jyväskylä is approximately 270 km. Several airlines fly to Helsinki.

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International flights to Tampere

The distance between Tampere and Jyväskylä is about 150 km and there are several train and coach services between them. Ryanair flies to Tampere, Finland, (airport Tampere-Pirkkala) from several European cities.

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Flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä

A flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 40 minutes.

There is no bus service between the city and the airport, and taxi is available upon advance booking only. To order a taxi, please call +358 100 6900. The distance is 20 km, the journey takes about 15-20 minutes, and costs about 40-50 €.

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There are several trains from Helsinki to Jyväskylä daily. The train to Jyväskylä can be taken either from Helsinki City or Tikkurila Railway Station. Please see the bus and taxi services to/from Helsinki Airport for more information on schedules. The train journey takes about 3-4 hours. A single train ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä costs c. 50 €.

A ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 30 €, and the journey takes about 1,5 hours.

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.



You can also take a bus from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The bus journey takes about 4,5 hours. A single ticket costs c. 40 €. The bus ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 30 €, and the journey to Jyväskylä takes about 1,5 hours.The bus tickets can be bought online or directly from the driver with cash.


Local buses

In Jyväskylä, the local bus exchange is in the very centre of the city, in Vapaudenkatu near the Forum –shopping centre. The fee for a single journey is 3,30 €. Jyväskylä, however, is a very compact city and almost everything is within walking distance.

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