Turku Agile Day bus from Helsinki
Schedule and stops: map
Flights are operated to Finland by about 30 international airlines from all parts of Europe. Traffic to and from Turku is operated by Finnair, SAS/Blue1 and Wizz Air. SAS/Blue1 has three daily flights from Copenhagen and six from Stockholm to Turku. Flight time to Turku is 1 hour 35 minutes from Copenhagen and 45 minutes from Stockholm.
Wizz Air flies three times a week from Turku to Gdansk, Poland. From Gdansk there are connections e.g. to Oslo and Hamburg. Flight time to Gdansk is 1 hour 15 minutes. AirBaltic flies from Turku Airport to Riga, Latvia. From Riga there are excellent and smooth connections to major cities in Europe.
Turku Airport is located only 8 kilometres north of Turku city centre. City buses run frequently between the airport and city centre, from early morning until late evening (fare 3€). Taxi to the city centre costs approximately 20€. Service desks of car rental companies are located at the airport.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located 20 km North of Helsinki. Approximately 30 airlines operate at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Airlines provide both scheduled and charter flights to 110 destinations worldwide. Buses operate between the airport and central Helsinki every 10-20 minutes and the trip takes about 30-40 minutes.
Turku may be reached from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport by a regular coach connection operated by Airbus, which takes about 2,5 hours. For timetables and fares, see http://www.matkahuolto.fi. There are also frequent train connections from Helsinki which take about 2 hours to Turku, see VR - Finnish Railways. Ticket price (one-way) Helsinki-Turku: from 26€.
Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located near Tampere, in the commune of Pirkkala, 17 kilometers from Tampere city centre. Ryanair, airBaltic, Finnair and SAS/Blue1 operate at the Tampere-Pirkkala airport.
From Tampere-Pirkkala airport there's a bus connection to downtown Tampere. From downtown Tampere there's a train connection to Turku. The Tampere-Turku train fares start from 25€ and is operated by VR. For more information on connections at Tampere-Pirkkala airport, see their website.
Public transport in Turku
From the city centre there is a frequent buss connection to the conference venue ICT Building. Buses number 32 and 42 leave from the market square (towards Varissuo) every ten minutes. The travel time is approx. 10 minutes.
Single fare for adults is 3 €, Visitor’s 24-hour ticket 6,50 € (available also on buses). Please note, that the buses only accept cash. For more info, see Turku local traffic
There are frequent and punctual rail connections throughout the country. Train timetables, information on service points and online ticket sales are available in English on the Finnish Railways' website, http://www.vr.fi/. There are 18 daily trains between Turku and Helsinki and 7 daily trains between Turku and Tampere. Both trips take less than two hours.
Ticket prices (one-way): Helsinki-Turku: from 26€, Tampere-Turku: from 25€.
If you are coming from Helsinki, the conference site is located right next to the Kupittaa station, which is the last stop before Turku railway station. There's a student discount available on train tickets.
For Russians, a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki and further train to Turku is the best option.
There are efficient bus services throughout Finland. Timetables are available on the Matkahuolto Group’s website at http://www.matkahuolto.fi/. Bus tickets can be purchased from the driver or from the Matkahuolto service points located throughout Finland.
There are approx. 40 daily departures from Helsinki to Turku. Ticket price examples (one-way): Turku-Helsinki from 26 €, Turku-Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from 26 €. There're student discounts available.
A special way to reach Turku is by a ferry from Stockholm. The passenger liner operators are Viking Line and Tallink Silja. There are four daily departures from Stockholm, for a 12-hour (an overnight or a whole day) trip to Turku.