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Practical information on Helsinki

Welcome to Helsinki!

Helsinki, the capital of the Republic of Finland, is a modern city with over half a million residents. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is full of contrasts and activities in the form of hundreds of events and friendly people. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West.

Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital city world famous. The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly together with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends.

Everything is nearby – Helsinki is a pocket-sized metropolis that is ideal for visitors!

Please visit Helsinki City Official Tourism websites to learn more

Here are a few tips and pointers to make your visit in Helsinki easier.

Arrival and departure

There are several options to get to the Helsinki city centre from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.


Taxi is usually the quickest option, but it is also the least inexpensive option. The taxi journey from the airport to the centre of Helsinki takes nearly half an hour and costs about €35-40. The taxi stations are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals.

Finnair City Bus

You can take a Finnair City Bus from the airport (platform 10). The line is operated by Pohjolan Liikenne. The end station of the bus is the central railway station in the middle of the city centre. Many hotels (i.e. Crowne Plaza, Scandic Park) are along the route. The one-way journey costs € 6.30 and the travel time is approximately 35 minutes. The buses run every 20 minutes. For timetable and additional information, please click herepdf.

Helsinki City Bus no. 615

You may also choose the Helsinki City Bus no. 615, which is pretty much the same as the Finnair City Bus. The one-way journey costs € 5.00 and the tickets may be bought from the driver or from a ticket machine. Please click here to view the timetable.

Combine bus and rail

Another option is to combine bus and rail traffic. Train services to and from Helsinki centre and the Tikkurila railway station take you to the airport comfortably and rapidly. The rail connection links Helsinki central railway station and the Tikkurila station. The Pasila station is the only stop between the two stations. All trains stop at the Tikkurila station, which is connected to the airport by bus no 61. To see the timetable, view the link.

Contact information and registration

The conference is free of charge and is organised by the European Service Innovation Centre, set up by the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General.

In the matters related to the registration or other practicalities, please contact the following persons:

Hanna Koskela
Ramboll Management Consulting
Mobile phone: +358 400 745605                       

Henri Lahtinen
Ramboll Management Consulting
Mobile phone: +358 40 7796 975  

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