European Finance Association

47th Annual Meeting

Helsinki, Finland 19-22 August 2020

Transportation

Traveling to Helsinki

Helsinki is easily reachable by plane from all around the world. Helsinki Airport is about 40 minutes from the city center. Helsinki is also linked to Tallinn and Stockholm by regular ship connections.

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Please note that the airport is currently undergoing expansion and the construction work may affect bus and taxi traffic. We recommend checking the airport website for most recent updates.

From the Airport to Helsinki

Taxi

The airport taxis pick you up in front of terminal 1 and on ground floor at terminal 2. The following three taxi agencies are contractual partners of the airport: Lähitaksi, Vantaan Taksi – Helsinki Airport Taxi and Taksi Helsinki. The prices for these agencies are displayed on information screens next to the taxi ranks at the airport. Other taxi agencies may provide their services at the airport. If you want to use anothe taxi agency, always agree on the price with the driver. The taxi ride takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Train

The airport train leaves directly from the terminal.  Both trains (to both directions) take you to the Helsinki Railway Station. The ticket is 4,60 € (zones ABC) and needs to be purchased before boarding the train. There are ticket machines on the platforms. The journey takes about 45 minutes.

Buses

Buses no. 615 and 415 take you from the airport to the Central Railway Station. The ticket is 4,60 € (zones ABC) and can be bought from the ticket machines or from the driver. The journey takes about 45 minutes. If you are staying in a hotel near the conference venue in Hakaniemi, buses 615 and 617 stop in Hakaniemi.

Finnair City Bus operates between the airport and Helsinki (stops at Hesperia Park and Eliel Square, next to the Central Railway Station). The tickets are 6,90 € (or 12,90 € return) and can be bought from the driver or online. The journey takes about 30 minutes.

Please note that the airport is currently undergoing expansion and the construction work may affect bus and taxi traffic. We recommend checking the airport website for most recent updates.

Public Transport in Helsinki

Helsinki has an efficient public transport system operated by Helsinki Regional Transport (HSL). A ticket for zones AB gives you access to the whole city center area (for the airport you will need zones ABC). A single ticket costs 2,80 € (valid for 80 minutes) or you can opt for a daily ticket (1-7 days). The tickets can be bought with the HSL app or from ticket machines, various kiosks and shops, and bus drivers. More information about the tickets, zones and the HSL app can be found on the HSL (Helsinki Regional Transport) website.

The HSL Journey Planner is a great way to plan your trip.

 

To Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni

Helsinki Congress Centre Paasitorni is located in the Hakaniemi district of Helsinki. From the city centre, Paasitorni is easily reachable by foot, metro, bus or tram:

  • by foot: Paasitorni is located a simple 1,5 km walk from the Central Railway Station
  • by metro: Hakaniemi metro station is located just a couple of minutes from Paasitorni. The Hakaniemi station is two stops (3 minutes) from the Central Railway Station.
  • by bus: numerous buses from the Central Railway Station take you to Hakaniemi, where the bus stop is located just a couple of minutes from Paasitorni. You can check the HSL Journey Planner for which bus to take.
  • by tram: the following tram lines run via Hakaniemi: 3,6,7 & 9. The tram stops are just a couple of minutes from Paasitorni. Please note that tickets cannot be bought from the tram driver.

For most up-to-date information and to plan your journey, please visit HSL Journey Planner.