For participants travelling from abroad, Turku/Åbo is easily reachable by plane or ferry boat. Åbo Akademi University is located within a walking distance (about 15 minutes) of the city centre. From abroad, you can travel by air via Helsinki or directly to Turku, by sea you can travel from Stockholm. Air travel directly to Turku is strongly recommended, as this is the easiest and fastest way to travel. There are connecting, direct flights available from both Stockholm and Copenhagen. The city code is TKU (Turku is the Finnish name, Åbo the Swedish name for the same city!).
Taking a taxi from Turku airport to the city centre takes around 15 minutes and costs 20–25 Euros. A bus connection to the city centre is also available (ticket costs 3.00 Euros).
If you are travelling from Helsinki, there is a direct bus connection from the airport to Turku. The trip takes 2.5 hours and costs about 30 Euros.
Walking distance to the conference site: from the bus stop at the cathedral 10 minutes; from the main bus station 20 minutes.
Connections from Stockholm to Turku:
A walk from the harbour take about 45 minutes. You can also take a taxi (about 20 Euros) or bus to the city centre (2.50 Euros).
We have made arrangements with Centro Hotel for a special price for conference participants:
In order for you to get a conference discount, please provide the code 58212 upon reservation. Reservations should be made no later than May 26, 2014. The conference participants are responsible for the accomodation costs.
Price: 81€ single room/night, 100€ double room/night
Address: Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku
Distance to the conference venue: 1km
Distance to the centre of the city: 150m
Other options for accommodation:
Bed and Breakfast Tuure http://www.netti.fi/~tuure2/en/
Sokos hotels (several in Turku) https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/turku
Scandic hotels (two hotels in Turku) http://www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Finland/Turku/