Connections to Fänriksgatan 3 B (Vänrikinkatu 3B):
From Turku Airport (Turku Airport)
From the airport you can easily reach the city centre by taking a bus. Bus number 1 (Line 1) departs from the airport to the Market Place 3 times per hour and costs 2,50 euro / single fare (route Lentoasema / Flygstationen / Airport – Kauppatori / Salutorget). See summer timetables for local buses from here. Tickets can be bought from the driver. The first page of the timetable is from Airport to Market Place (Kauppatori / Salutorget in Finnish / Swedish) in the city centre and the second page the same route to the opposite direction. You can find a journey planner here (use Finnish names for bus stops, Lentoasema for Airport and Kauppatori for Market Place). The walk from the Market Place takes about 10 minutes.
Call-taxi fares are approximately 25 € from the airport to the city centre. Tel. +358 (0)2 10041
From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
The easiest way to arrive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku is by coach. Coaches leave from the airport every hour. The trip takes 2,5-3,5 hours depending on the service and costs approximately 32 €. Tickets can be bought from the driver, major credit cards are accepted. See timetables for coaches here. (Choose Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as the place of departure and Turku as destination).
The closest coach stop to the workshop is at the Turku Cathedral, which is at walking distance from the venue. It is also easy to catch a taxi from the bus station.
Coming by Train from Helsinki
Kupittaa / Kuppis station is the closest railway station to the venue. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the school (about 1 km).
Coming by Car from Helsinki
The venue is situated close to the Helsinki motorway (E18). Driving from Helsinki, you should take the exit
Hämeenlinna Tavastehus – Keskusta Itä Centrum Öst. Continue to the right. Cross the Hämeensilta bridge, and continue straight along Hämeenkatu – Tavastgatan. Turn right by the 4th exit to the right (Kerttulinkatu – Gertrudsgatan). The street soon ends, and you will see our School of Business and Economics (Handelshögskolan vid Åbo Akademi). Turn right, and then left at the first possible place to Porthaninkatu – Porthansgatan. When the street comes to a crossing, turn right to Piispankatu – Biskopsgatan. Continue along Biskopsgatan, and when you arrive at an Y-crossing, please choose the right lane and then turn right. When the street (Tehtaankatu – Fabriksgatan) turns to the left, you have arrived at your destination.
Coming by Ferry from Stockholm
From the Viking Line and Silja Line ferry terminals in the harbour you easily reach the city centre by taking the bus number 1 (route Kauppatori / Salutorget – Lentoasema / Flygstationen / Airport) to Marketplace (Fin. Kauppatori / Swe. Salutorget). The buses leave in front of the ferry terminals. The bus ticket costs 2,50 € and can be bought from the bus driver. From the Marketplace (City Centre) follow the instructions below to reach the workshop venue.
Coming from the City Centre
Coming from the city centre, you can easily walk (1 km) to the venue of the workshop. (Eerikinkatu-Eriksgatan -> Aninkaistenkatu – Aningaisgatan (over the Cathedral bridge), pass the Cathedral and continue along Piispankatu-Biskopsgatan. When you arrive at an
Y-crossing, please choose the right lane and then turn right. When the street (Tehtaankatu – Fabriksgatan) turns to the left, you have arrived at your destination.
Information about hotel accommodation can be found on visitturku.fi site (direct link to accommodations) and on all major travel sites. For budget accommodation, cheaper alternatives include Hostel Turku, Hostel Borea located in an old cruise ship (both located 2-4 km from the workshop venue), Guesthouse Tapulitalo and Guesthouse Kupittaa.
BANKS AND CURRENCY
The monetary unit used in Finland is Euro (EUR). Most Finnish businesses accept the major credit cards. Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
WIRELESS INTERNET AT ÅBO AKADEMI
We use the Eduroam WiFi, so if your university also uses it, you should be able to log on to it with your own credentials. If you, however, don’t have access to it there will be access codes available for all participants.
The time in Finland is GMT+2.
FACTS ABOUT FINLAND
Finland (Finnish name Suomi) is a republic which became a member of the European Union in 1995. Its population is 5.3 million. The capital Helsinki has 561 000 residents. Finland is an advanced industrial economy: the metal, engineering and electronics industries account for about 60 % of export revenues, the forest products industry for about 20 %. Finland is one of the leading countries in Internet use. Today, there are more mobile phone than fixed network subscriptions.
Read about attractions Turku from Turku Touring website.