Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

Travel connections to Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a city located in Central Finland. While Jyväskylä does have an airport, for international travel we recommend booking your flights to Helsinki and taking one of the other means of transportation to Jyväskylä.


To book your train ticket in advance visit VRs (Finnish Railway) page https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

Choose Helsinki Airport as departure station and Jyväskylä as arrival station. In case you choose to stay in Helsinki for a few days before travelling to Jyväskylä, please use Helsinki  as your departure destination. Trains to Jyväskylä tend to have at least one transfer in Tampere, possibly two. If you book your train ticket with departure from Helsinki Airport, the first connection is 3 stops to station Tikkurila on the airport train “P”. A train ticket to Jyväskylä costs around 40€.

Please note! The search function doesn’t recognize JYVASKYLA. If you can’t type Ä, just type JYV and chose Jyväskylä from the drop down list.


Bus is a very convenient way to travel from Helsinki to Jyväskylä because there are several direct connections throughout the day. Bus can also be a very cheap alternative, tickets starting from 1€ for early birds. A regular bus ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä is around 10-15 euros.

Busses leave from Kamppi long distance bus station. To get to Kamppi from Helsinki Airport you have to take the airport train (5,50€) , airport bus (5,50€) or Finnair City bus (6,20€). There is an approximately 5-minute walk from the railway station/Finnar bus stop to Kamppi.

Here is a video showing you how to make this walk:


Bus tickets from Helsinki to Jyväskylä can be purchased at:

http://www.onnibus.com/en/index.htm (Choose Helsinki (without any brackets) as your departure station, and Jyväskylä as your destination. Typ JYV and pick Jyväskylä from the drop down menu. The search function does not recognize spelling as Jyvaskyla.)

https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/  From this provider you can also search for bus connections to Jyväskylä directly from Helsinki Airport. However, these connections always include a transfer and the transfer might be at a road side bus stop (it’s stated in the options). If you choose to take a bus directly from the airport, we recommend you to let the driver know that you are transferring to another bus. Practically all bus drivers do speak English and are able to help you to make the right connection.

By Car

It might be convenient for a group of people travelling together to rent a car. For car rentals options from Helsinki Airport please visit https://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport/services/parking-and-traffic/ 

Jyväskylä is easy to reach by car. The drive on highway 4/E75 from Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä takes about 3 hours. Please note that in Finland the law requires you to have your headlights on at all times and the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h in summer time.


Uber does operate in Finland but it is not legal. If you chose to use Uber, please note that if the police stops you the driver is reported for later charges.

Travel connections in Jyväskylä

N.B. Consortium sessions will take place in Agora building, and next to the building is Hotel Alba which is a convenient accommodation option (accommodations for students have also been booked here). So we will provide you the information mainly concerning the transport connections from your starting points to Agora venue.

There are two important addresses for you to keep them down which you can show them to the driver or in case you feel confused in the future.

Agora address: Mattilanniemi 2, 40100 Jyväskylä

Hotel Alba address: Ahlmaninkatu 4, 40100 Jyväskylä https://www.hotellialba.fi/en/

Jyväskylä university map: http://www.jyu.fi/tiedotus/wwwkartat/maps/en.html

If you have taken bus or train from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, you might need to take either bus or taxi from the station to Agora/Alba. Fortunately, bus and railway station share the same address – Jyväskylä Matkakeskus Hannikaisenkatu 20, 40100 Jyväskylä.

You can put from Keskusta (city center) to Mattilanniemi (Agora), the website will give you several options for the bus you can take. Usually for example, Bus No. 5 is a reasonable option. And bus ticket will cost 3 euro. A day ticket will cost 8 euro.

Trains and buses arrive at Jyväskylä Matkakeskus (Jyväskylä Travel Centre). The nearest bus stop from the Matkakeskus is located on Vapaudenkatu; when exiting the Matkakeskus, walk one block towards the city along Väinönkatu, then turn left at the crossing and walk straight on.

  • Taxi: You can also take taxi from the station. Here is the website for taking a taxi (incl .phone number) and estimating the cost, in case you need taxi for other routes. http://www.jklaluetaksi.fi/en/
  • Car: If you take a car, the hotel Alba will provide free parking.
  • If you take flight to Jyväskylä, it is better for you to take a taxi to Agora. And you can ask the staff in Hotel Alba to book taxi for you. And for convenience, let us check the example for taxi from airport to city center:

Jyväskylä airport (at Tikkakoski) is situated 20 km north of the city. The Airport Taxi to center costs 21 euros and takes about 20 minutes. The Airport Taxi is meant for individuals and has a fixed cost by person. For more than one person, a regular taxi is recommended, as it costs about 40 euros. In case no taxis are waiting, there is a Taxi Hotline at the airport, or you can book by advance: +358 100 6900. There are also rental car services at the airport.

NB! The taxi from city center to the airport costs nearly 40 euros, unless you book it in advance as an Airport Taxi. The reservation must be done two hours before departure. For morning flight the reservation must be done the day before departure, before 10.30 pm. Phone number for reservations: +358 100 6900. Again, it is recommended, that for more than one person, you take a regular taxi as the Airport Taxi costs by person.

Other options to consider while in Jyväskylä

If you would like to spend some extra days getting to know Jyväskylä region, here are some things to consider.

  • Hotel options:  Except for Hotel Alba, there are other options in city center. You can find more options by the website, e.g. trivago, hotel.com, booking.com etc.
  • Sightseeing in Jyväskylä: Tourist info is located at the city center at Kauppakeskus Forum, 2nd floor, Jyväskylä-info Asemakatu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä
  • Or you can find relevant information from the websites:
    Travel information: http://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en
    City map: http://kartta.jkl.fi/IMS/en/Map

Other options to consider when you travel to Finland

 If you would like to spend a few extra days getting to know our country, here are few tips to you.

Things to do and see in Helsinki

Visit the capitols of our neighboring countries Tallinn, Estonia or Stockholm, Sweden on a cruise

Visa Free visit to St. Petersburg, Russia when travelling on a cruise:

For hotel options in Helsinki, visit any hotel booking site or Airbnb. 

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