Travel & Accommodation


Turku is located on the south-west coast of Finland, approximately 170 km west of Helsinki. It is the country's oldest city and in 2011 will be the European Capital of Culture

The main travel connections are as follows:

Flights: Turku's international airport is located 10 km north of the city centre. For more information, see Finavia's website.

Train: A train trip from Helsinki to Turku takes less than two hours. The timetables and the prices can be found at the Finnish railway (VR) website. 

Coach: A coach trip from Helsinki airport takes approximately two hours. The timetables and ticket prices can be found at the Matkahuolto website.

Boat: It is also possible to take a ferry from Stockholm to Turku. The trip takes 8-12 hours, depending on the route since some ferries make a stopover at the Åland Islands. The two biggest companies with ferry traffic between Stockholm and Turku are Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The timetables can be found on their websites, which also give useful travel information on Turku.

For more detailed information on getting to Turku, please see the City of Turku website.


Participants are  asked to make their own hotel reservations.  At the Centro Hotel we have arranged a special rate for the symposium of €76 per night for a single room or €86 for a twin room. If you wish to take advantage of this, you should use the reservation code which we will give you when you register for the symposium. 

There are many other hotels you can use as well. The City of Turku website has a list of  hotels in Turku, and below is a list of some of the hotels that are within a reasonable walking distance of the venue (street address Tehtaankatu 2).

Hotels within a 15 minute walking distance:

CENTRO HOTEL Yliopistonkatu 12, FIN-20100 Turku Phone +358 2 211 81 00 Fax +358 2 469 0479  For the symposium special price, please see above.

SCANDIC JULIA HOTEL Eerikinkatu 4 20100 Turku Finland Phone: +358 (0)2 336 000 Fax: +358 (0)2 336 022 11

SOKOS HOTEL HAMBURGER BÖRS & CITY BÖRS Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku, Finland Tel. +358 (0)2 337 381 Fax +358 (0)2 3373 200

HOTEL HELMI Tuureporinkatu 11 FIN-20100 Turku Tel: (+358) 20 786 2770


       Last updated 26.4.2011