Travelling to Jyväskylä

The Jyväskylä Region can be reached easily by plane, train, coach or car.

By plane

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski approximately 23 km from Jyväskylä. Finnair operates flights to Jyväskylä from popular Helsinki-Vantaa international airport roughly three times a day. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 50 minutes. Further information on travelling to Jyväskylä by plane can be found on Finavia’s website. Further details of flights to Helsinki-Vantaa are available here.
There is no airport transfer between Tikkakoski and the centre of Jyväskylä, so a taxi should be booked in advance by calling +358 (0)100 6900 before boarding the plane in Helsinki. The taxi journey from the airport to the centre of Jyväskylä takes about 15 minutes. For further information please visit
The nearest international airport to Jyväskylä is in Tampere, some two hours away. From there Jyväskylä can be reached handily by train or coach. For further information on flights to/from Tampere please visit and for timetables of trains between Tampere and Jyväskylä please visit and for details of coach services please visit

By train

Both trains and coaches arrive at and depart from Jyväskylä Travel Centre rail/coach interchange located in the centre of the city (Hannikaisenkatu 20, Jyväskylä). The Travel Centre sells tickets for trains operated by VR/Finnish State Railways and coach services operated by Matkahuolto. The Travel Centre is open Mon-Sat 6-22 and Sun 8-22. 

The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä using the Pendolino express service takes 3.5 hours at its fastest while the trip from Tampere to Jyväskylä takes roughly 1.5 hours. Train tickets can be purchased from VR/Finnish State Railways’ net store or in Jyväskylä from the Travel Centre ticket office.

If you are flying into Helsinki-Vantaa, the simplest solution is to take the local train from the airport to Tikkurila and change there to a Jyväskylä-bound train. This new rail connection (Helsinki-Vantaa airport – Tikkurila) will be in operation from summer 2015.

By coach

Jyväskylä can also be reached easily by coach; tickets can be bought from Matkahuolto’s net store which also provides details of routes, timetables and fares. The journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä by express coach takes approximately 4.5 hours. Many express coaches also call at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, where the coach can be boarded. 

A slightly quicker coach connection from the centre of Helsinki to Jyväskylä is operated by Onnibus. This takes about 3.5 hours (but does not call at Helsinki-Vantaa). For information on timetables and fares please visit tickets can also be purchased online.

By car

Finland has right-hand traffic. Roads in Finland are generally in very good condition and during winter maintained by snow ploughs. Distances given on the  traffic signs are in kilometers, 1 kilometer equals to 0,62 miles. Use of headlights and seat belt  is compulsory in Finland.  Hands-free device is also required while driving and talking on the phone. Driving in Finland is easy and stress-free as you mainly enjoy empty roads, and there is no need to worry about traffic jams.

If you are planning on arriving in Jyväskylä by car, the best route to Jyväskylä can be checked from a number of route-finding services, for instance, Fonecta at

Booking a hire car for collection at Helsinki-Vantaa or Jyväskylä’s Tikkakoski airport is also a convenient way of moving around Finland. Vehicles can be booked from the following car hire firms:
- Avis
- Budget
- Hertz 
- Sixt 
- Europcar

You can find more information about Europcar here.
Follow the link for further information on hiring a car and Europcar’s special offer for those attending a congress in Jyväskylä: Europcar.

Jyväskylä can be reached by boat, too. Details can be found here

For further information on arriving in Jyväskylä see
  • Where?

  • Jyväskylä Convention Bureau
  • Office: Tietotalo, Kilpisenkatu 1, 40100 Jyväskylä

  • Address:
  • PL 193
  • 40101 Jyväskylä
  • Finland