Travel

The 2019 EAIE Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Messukeskus conference centre, located at Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland.

Helsinki Airport to city centre

By train

The easiest way to reach the city centre form the airport is by train. Trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport [Helsinki Ientoasema (FI) /Helsinkfors flygplats (SE)] and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line every 10–20 minutes during daytime. The stop is Helsinki/Helsingfors and the journey takes about 30 minutes. A regional ticket is required and can be purchased from a ticket machine at the station at a cost of approximately €5. Please note that trains do not run between 01:00 and 05:00 at night.

Bus 415 operates at night from the airport to Central Railway Station and takes around one hour.

By taxi

Taxis can be ordered by phone or found at taxi stands. Prices are fixed and shown on the meter, and both cash and credit cards are accepted. A taxi between the airport and the city centre takes around 20–30 minutes and costs €45. A taxi from the airport to the Messukeskus conference centre takes around 20 minutes.

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By shuttle

Some hotels have shuttle services – please enquire with your hotel for details and availability. 

Helsinki Airport to Messukeskus (conference centre)

By train

The train lines that travel from the airport to the city centre pass Pasila Railway Station, which is a 300 meter walk from the Messukeskus conference centre. This journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

City centre to Messukeskus

By train

Almost all local and long-distance trains, except Allegro trains, have a stop at Pasila Railway Station. This journey takes 5–10 minutes.

By tram

Trams 7 and 9 run from the city centre to Messukeskus, the stop is Messukeskus (FI) / Mässcentrum (SE). Please note that tickets need to be bought before boarding a tram and that the journey takes around 20–30 minutes.

Getting around in the city

Helsinki is a very compact city and is therefore easy to explore on foot. A brochure with four walking routes in Helsinki is freely available in 11 languages from the Tourist Information centre at the Central Railway Station – a great way to see Helsinki’s sights! Regular printed maps are also available from this desk, as well as from the city information desk at the conference centre.

Trams are the main mode of public transport in the inner city. Tram tickets can be purchased from a ticket machine (single ticket €2.50, 1-day ticket €9). A great way to see the city is to travel around on tram 2 or 3.

Other ways to travel around the city are the metro or the city bikes that are used by residents and visitors alike. Please visit this website for more information on public transport options in the Helsinki region.