If the COVID-19 situation allows, the conference will be held as an in-person event. Virtual sessions will be organized for those participants having travel issues or willing to present their papers virtually.
We will keep monitoring official recommendations and guidelines, and will take all necessary measures during the event to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.
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How to reach Helsinki and Espoo
Reach Helsinki by plane
It is easy to come to Finland and Helsinki/Espoo! There are several straight flight connections from all over the world to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL). It consistently ranks among the best airports in the world and serves around 350 flights a day, including 25 direct flights a week to China.
The airport is located in the city of Vantaa, 17 km north of Helsinki. You can easily get to the city centre of Helsinki by one of the following options:
There is a train station at the airport. You can reach it from the corridor between Terminals 1 and 2 on the arrivals floor. From there, local trains I and P will take you to the Central Railway Station approximately every 10 minutes. The journey time is around 30 minutes, and costs 4,10 € (single ticket, ABC zone). The trains are operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL).
There are bus stops located outside both terminals. To get to Helsinki city centre, you can take one of the following public buses: 415 or 415N (“Lentoasema-Elielinaukio”), journey time 50 min; 615 (“Lentoasema-Rautatientori”), journey time 45 minutes. They run approximately every 30 minutes, also at night, and cost 4,10 € (single ticket, ABC zone). They are both operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL).
You can take a taxi conveniently from outside both terminals. They operate 24 hours, and some of the operators offer fixed price services between the airport and the city centre. The trip will take 30 minutes and cost between 22 € and 52 €, depending on the number of passengers.
Reach Helsinki by ferry
There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from the following locations:
- Tallinn (Estonia): Tallink Silja Line | Viking Line | Eckerö Line
- Stockholm (Sweden): Tallink Silja Line | Viking Line
- Travemünde (Germany): Finnlines
- St. Petersburg (Russia): St. Peter Line
All the ferry companies offer the possibility to take a car with you. Information on the different passenger terminals in Helsinki can be found on the Port of Helsinki website.
Reach Helsinki by train
There are excellent train connections to Helsinki from all major towns in Finland as well as Lapland. There is also a daily train service from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia. You can find more information on train connections by visiting the website of the Finnish State Railways (VR).
The Central Railway Station is located in the centre of the city, and is a landmark of Helsinki in itself.
Reach Espoo from Helsinki
The conference venue is Aalto University, which is located in Otaniemi, in the city of Espoo. The easiest and quickest way to get there is by taking the metro to “Aalto University” station. It takes just 10 minutes from the Central Railway Station, and costs 2,80 € (single ticket, AB zone). The metro is operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL).