General Information


You can reach Jyväskylä by bus, train or airplane.

There is a direct coach connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Jyväskylä. The journey takes 4–6 hours and costs about 30 €. You might need to change busses once.

Check the schedules and reserve tickets on the Matkahuolto website.

There is also a train connection between Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Jyväskylä. The journey takes 3-4 hours and costs up to 60 €. You will need to change trains at least once (in Tikkurila). The tickets tend to be the most affordable when reserved about a month before the journey.

Check the schedules and reserve tickets on VR website.

There is a daily domestic flight connection between Helsinki-Vantaa and Jyväskylä airport, which is about 20 km from the town center. The flight between Helsinki-Vantaa and Jyväskylä takes less than an hour. Note that there is no bus service between Jyväskylä and Jyväskylä airport, and you need to order a taxi in advance. The taxi number is +358 100 6900.


All guests are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. There is a large variety of accommodation possibilities available in Jyväskylä. Limited number of rooms are reserved for seminar participants in the following two hotels. Both of these hotels have a very convenient location in the city centre near the Travel Exchange Centre and within 15 min walking distance from the seminar venue, Seminaarinmäki Campus.

All room prices include taxes, buffet breakfast, free Wlan, and the use of sauna at given times. The conference prices are valid till 20 September 2016. All bookings should be made directly to the chosen hotel. Please note that the accommodation should also be paid directly to the hotel.

For alternative accommodation the Jyväskylä Regional Tourist Information website is a good place to start looking. It is also possible to choose economy accommodation, for example:

  • Omena Hotel Jyväskylä (City centre, close to the railway station). All rooms are designed for four persons, allowing a sizeable group of people to alstay at the hotel at budget rates. Omena Hotels’ room rates change in line with demand.


General information on accommodation and travel in the Jyväskylä Region:

More information about the City of Jyväskylä.