Accommodation and travelling


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.  Please see the details below.

Below is a short presentation of the hotels.


Hotel Scandic Julia
Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Scandic Julia is a modern, renovated hotel in the centre of Turku, near shopping streets and the River Aurajoki. Vähätori, the new culinary centre of Turku with its restaurants and interior design stores, is just a short walk away. When staying in Julia, you will have full access to the hotel gym and sauna. The hotel has free WiFi, air-conditioned and comfortable rooms and a bistro-style restaurant. Indoor parking garage located next to the hotel.

Hotel Scandic Plaza
Yliopistonkatu 29, 20100 Turku

The Scandic Plaza  is a protected building – a true pearl of 1920s functionalism. At Scandic Plaza you’re at the heart of Turku. The Hansa shopping centre is located across from the hotel, and the banks of the river Aurajoki with its many cafés and restaurants within just a short walk. The individual aircooling in the rooms guarantees an enjoyable stay even in the heat of the summer. Hotel facilities include a gym and free WiFi.

Fees for both Scandic hotels:

Standard, single room 134 eur/night
Standard, double room 154 eur/night

Bookings on the basis of availability by 20 July. Book your room in either of the Scandic hotels  by this link:
Booking code: BEBR020820

Both Hotels Scandic Julia and Scandic Plaza are certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund
Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund a completely renewed urban hotel with several restaurants opened in early spring 2019. Hotel Wiklund is located in the heart of the city centre. The hotel fee also  includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Check in at the reception on the entrance floor, which also happens to be the hotel’s trendy coffee bar lounge.

Standard, single room 122 eur/night
Standard, double room 142 eur/night

Book your room directly with the hotel and mention the code: EBRS
email:, tel. +358 20 1234 600
Bookings on the basis of availability. We recommend that you book by 4 June. Booking can be cancelled free of charge by 6 p.m. on the day of arrival. Credit card guarantee required for late arrivals (after 6 p.m.).

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund is eco-label awarded. Green Key is the largest global eco-label for accommodation.
Centro Hotel
Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

Centro is centrally located, but at the same time away from the hubbub of the city, in an inner courtyard. Simple, modern hotel with a personal touch. Comfortable rooms, with wood floors, shower, hairdryer and cable television. Buffet breakfast included.

Standard, single room 110 eur/night
Standard, double room 140/night

Book your room directly with the hotel by 2 June and mention the code: EBRS2020
email:, tel. +358 2 211 8100. Reservations can be cancelled free of charge until 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. If the reservation is cancelled later than that, hotel has the right to charge the first night of the reservation. 

Hostel S/S Bore
Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku

Hostel S/S Bore is a museum ship turned into a hostel, located next to the Turku Castle by the harbour, anchored at the Aurajoki river. Spend an unforgettable night aboard a museum ship enjoying the charm and milieu of a nostalgic cruise ship! For more information please visit the hostel website.

Single room 55,00 eur/night
Double room 85,00 eur/night

Please note! Reservations at Laivahostel S/S Borea directly from the hotel via email: Please use code “EBRS2020”. 30.6.2020. 


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.

Furnished apartments around Turku.

More options and links: Visit Turku


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.


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.


Turku Destination map