Travelling to Jyväskylä

The Jyväskylä Region is easily reached by plane, train, bus or car.

By plane

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski approximately 23 km from Jyväskylä. Finnair operates flights to Jyväskylä from the popular Helsinki-Vantaa international airport usually two or 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 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 20-40 minutes, depending on traffic. For further information click here.
The nearest international airport to Jyväskylä is in Tampere, some two hours' drive away. From there Jyväskylä can be reached conveniently by train or bus. For further information on flights to and from Tampere click here, the timetables of trains between Tampere and Jyväskylä can be found here and the details of bus services here.

Both trains and buses travel to and from Jyväskylä Travel Centre, 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 6am-10pm and Sun 8am-10pm. 

By train

From Helsinki to Jyväskylä the fastest connection is the Pendolino train, which takes about 3.5 hours while the trip from Tampere to Jyväskylä takes roughly 1.5 hours. Train tickets can be purchased from the net store of VR (Finnish State Railways) or in Jyväskylä from the Travel Centre ticket office. 

If you are flying to Helsinki-Vantaa, the simplest solution is to take the local train from the airport to Tikkurila and change there to a Jyväskylä-bound train. 

By coach

Bus routes are somewhat more versatile than train routes, especially from Jyväskylä to north. Tickets for buses can be bought from the net store of Matkahuolto, which also provides details of routes, timetables and fares. The journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä by bus takes 3,5-4,5 hours, depending on the route. Some buses also stop at both terminals of Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The bus trip between Tampere and Jyväskylä takes a little over 2 hours.

Onnibus travels from Helsinki to Jyväskylä several times a day. The journey takes about 3,5 hours. Onnibus does not go via Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Timetables, fares and tickets can be found at


By car

In Finland, traffic drives on the right. Roads in Finland are generally in a good condition, but in winter snow and ice can cause problems. Between December and February it is compulsory to use winter wheels, but they don't remove the risk of an accident so driving with extra care is important. Distances given on the  traffic signs are in kilometers (1km = 0,62mi). Use of headlights and seat belt is compulsory in Finland, as well as a hands-free device while driving and talking on the phone. Driving in Finland is easy and stress-free as you can mainly enjoy the 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).

Renting a car at Helsinki-Vantaa or Tikkakoski airport in Jyväskylä is also a convenient way of moving around Finland. Vehicles can be booked from the following companies:
- Europcar
- Avis
- Budget
- Hertz 
- Sixt

Europcar offers 10% discount the congress participants. Find out more here.
A rental car can be booked also for a one-way trip for a package price from Europcar. Find out more here.

Jyväskylä can be reached by boat as well. Details can be found here.

For further information about arriving in Jyväskylä, click here.
  • Where?

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

  • Address:
  • City of Jyväskylä
  • PL 1008
  • 40101 Jyväskylä
  • Finland