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Practical information

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The workshop will be held 21-22 September 2017 in the Finnish Environment Institute, Finland, address Mechelininkatu 34a, Helsinki.


Locations can be viewed in Google Maps

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More hotel options can be found on the Visit Helsinki website.

Public transportation in Helsinki

The Finnish Environment Institute is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the city center.

The tram lines 1, 2, 4, and 10 can be used when travelling form the city center to the venue. The tram line routes and stops can be viewed in Google Maps by activating the Tram lines tab on the left hand side menu in the map.

The following stops are the closest to Finnish Environment Institute:

  • Tram lines 1 and 2: Apollon katu. Walk 250 meters along Eteläinen Hesperiankatu and turn right to Mechelininkatu.  
  • Tram lines 4 and 10: Hesperian puisto. Walk 650 meters along Eteläinen Hesperiankatu and turn right to Mechelininkatu.  

A single tram ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine, tram driver or with mobile phone using HSL Mobile ticket app or with SMS ticket.

Transportation from the Airport to Helsinki City center

By Train

You can choose either the I train or the P train. Daytime, trains operate from Airport every ten minutes.

You will find timetables I train and P train (NB! Timetables departing from the airport are at the bottom of the page. Autumn schedule will be published in the summer).

The Airport station is a tunnel station located 45 meters underground. At each end of the station there are three escalators and two large lifts that give access to two different exits.

A regional ticket (5 euros) is required for journeys from Helsinki to the airport. The ticket must be purchased in advance. HSL ticket machines at the airport are located at the baggage claim area, at the upper end of the escalators leading to the train station, and on the bus stops. 

You will find more information how to buy a public transport ticket on website.

You will find also more information about train connections on website.

By Bus

You can also get to Helsinki using the Finnair City Buses (ticket 6,70 euros). Buses depart from the airport every 20 minutes.

Departure platforms:

  • Terminal 1: Platform 11: Finnair City Bus
  • Terminal 2: Platform 10: Finnair City Bus

You will find bus timetables and more information on the Finnair.


Published 2017-06-30 at 13:57, updated 2017-09-18 at 8:51