How to get here

The city of Turku is supported by a developed infrastructure and efficient transport service. Being the capital of Finland’s southwest region with both an international airport and passenger ferry harbour, Turku can be reached quite easily in all possible ways – by air, by sea, and by ground transportation. The information below is provided to help you plan your journey regardless of your departure location.

By Air
It is possible to fly to Turku directly from few locations: Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Riga (Latvia), Gdansk (Poland), Helsinki, Mariehamn, and Kittilä (Finland). The list of several major airline companies operating at the Turku airport reads as follows:

Turku Airport is 8 kilometres away from the city centre (Kauppatori / Market Square), which can be reached by taxi (approximately €20) or by local bus number 1 (€3). If your arrival time to the airport is after the last bus and there is no taxi to be found, you can order one by using the service phone which is located near the exit on the arrivals level of the terminal. Alternatively, you can use your own mobile phone to get in touch with local taxi operators, such as, Lounais – Suomen Taxidata: +358-2-10041, or Turun Taxi Center: +358-600-306-030.

NOTE! We nevertheless recommend booking return flights to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport since the last two days of the conference will be in Helsinki. It is possibly to travel onwards from Helsinki to Turku by several means, including a connecting one-way flight to Turku from Helsinki. We will be organizing a bus between the two venues on Friday, so it is not necessary to book return travel to Helsinki.

There are long distance bus connections leaving from the airport to Turku (see below for timetables). The traveling time between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Turku Bus Station is about two and a half hours. A one-way ticket costs around €35.

Please note that in some of the routes, there is a change of bus in Espoo during the trip from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku. The bus personnel will inform you about the change and the transfer bus will be waiting for the passengers. Your luggage will be transferred by the bus personnel. If you have any doubts about the transfer, you can always ask the bus personnel for further information.

By Bus

The national long distance bus service Matkahuolto operates across the entire country. The final stop in Turku for long distance buses is at Turku Bus Station (linja-autoasema) which is located at the city centre. To search timetables for the coaches arriving in Turku, click here.

By Train

The national train company VR departs from the local railway stations all throughout Finland. There are two railway stations in Turku: Main Railway Station (rautatieasema) which is at the city centre at Ratapihankatu 37, and Kupittaa Railway Station which is closest to conference site. Only the trains coming from the direction of Helsinki stop at Kupittaa. To search timetables for the trains arriving in Turku, click here. A new rail link to Helsinki-Vantaa airport means that it is now possible to travel directly from the airport to the two stations in Turku.

By Ferry

There are two cruise lines which have regular connections between Stockholm and Turku: Silja Line and Viking Line. Turku Port (Turun Satama) is approximately 2 kilometres away from the city centre and can be reached by local bus number 1.

Bus Connection From Turku to Helsinki

For the participants of the Minimalism Unbounded! a bus connection from Turku to Helsinki is included to registration fee. Bus company is called Royal Bus and the bus will be leaving Friday September 25 at 5 PM at the Sirkkala Campus (the conference site), Kaivokatu 12. Bus will be at Helsinki around 7 PM.


20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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