Travel info

Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland, about 270 km north from Helsinki. The Jyväskylä Region can be reached easily by air, road and rail. The biggest international airport of Finland is situated in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Shortest and smoothest way to travel between Europe and Asia is via Helsinki. Helsinki Airport's strength lies in its excellent geographical location between Europe and Asia as well as in fast and easy transfers. The transfer times are among the shortest in Europe. The nearest international airport is situated in Tampere with daily connections to Bremen in Germany and Budapest in Hungary, also by low cost airlines. Tampere is 1,5 hour drive or train trip away from Jyväskylä. 

Using the Pendolino fast train, the journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes three hours. The train connections are excellent; there are many daily connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä. There are also direct bus connections from the Helsinki airport to Jyväskylä. The rail/coach interchange is located right in the city centre.

Note: There are also charter buses organised for the conference participants on the day of arrival (Sunday 3rd of July) and the day of departure (Friday 8th of July) for a direct and convenient connection between Helsinki City Center, Helsinki international airport and Jyväskylä hotels. The bus company is Koivuranta oy (yellow bus) with a sign "ECAART12". 

  • The trip takes approximately 3-3.5 hours.
  • There will be an Ecaart12 representative with the sign "ECAART12". Person will give more detailed information for charter bus. The phone number is +358 40 727 9597.
  • The preliminary timetable for Sunday:
    • Helsinki city center, Helsinki Railway Square (near the Finnish National Theatre) at 13:00
    • Helsinki Airport (near terminal 2) at 13:30
    • Jyväskylä hotels around 16:30:
      1. Hotel Alba
      2. Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki
      3. Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra
      4. Boutique Hotel Yöpuu
  • The preliminary timetable for Friday:
    • Departure form Agora at 12:30 (Note the earlier departure time)
    • Arrival to Helsinki airport at latest 16:00
    • Arrival to Helsinki city center, Helsinki Railway Square at 16:30
  • The bus reservation can be made and paid during the registration
    • Price is 30 euros/one way