Accommodation and travelling

ACCOMMODATION

A quota of rooms has been reserved for the EBRS2020 participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. The hotel fees include breakfast, service and VAT. All hotel fees are payable directly to the hotels.  WILL BE UPDATED 2021. 

Below is a short presentation of the hotels.

OTHER ACCOMMODATION POSSIBILITIES

Here’s a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options. Please note that there are no quotas reserved in these hotels. Prices, availability and reservations are to be asked directly from the hotel/hostel.

Hotel Helmi
Hotel Helmi offers you a comfortable nights stay right in the heart of Turku next to the main bus station. Our petit and private hotel offers lots of affordable parking places, cosy breakfast served in our own Café Helmi and friendly service from the moment you arrive! We have 34 rooms including a family room a room for handicapped guests. Address: Tuureporinkatu 11, 20100 Turku.

Guesthouse Tapuli
A small and cosy guesthouse that is located near the university. Address: Kaivokatu 14, 20520 Turku.

Omena Hotel Turku
An affordable self-service hotel in the city centre. Address: Humalistonkatu 7, 20100 Turku.

Forenom 
Furnished apartments around Turku.

More options and links: Visit Turku

Travelling

In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

Ferry

From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.
From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.

Turku Airport

Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.

A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku: You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.

Helsinki Airport

If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.

Further travel information

Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.

You’ll find more information about the host city and the conference venue here.

OTHER TRANSPORT LINKS

Turku Destination map