Travel and accomodation

Travel information

For participants travelling from abroad, Turku/Åbo is easily reachable by plane or ferry boat. Åbo Akademi University is located within a walking distance (about 15 minutes) from the city centre. From abroad, you can travel by air via Helsinki or directly to Turku, by sea you can travel from Stockholm. Air travel directly to Turku is strongly recommended, as this is the easiest and fastest way to travel. There are connecting, direct flights available from both Stockholm and Copenhagen. The city code is TKU (Turku is the Finnish name, Åbo the Swedish name for the same city!).

By air:

Taking a taxi from Turku airport to the city centre takes around 15 minutes and costs 20–25 Euros. A bus connection to the city centre is also available (ticket costs 3.00 Euros).

If you are travelling from Helsinki, there is a direct bus connection from the airport to Turku. The trip takes 2.5 hours and costs about 30 Euros.

By bus:

Walking distance to the conference site: from the bus stop at the cathedral 10 minutes; from the main bus station 20 minutes.

By boat:

Connections from Stockholm to Turku:

A walk from the harbour take about 45 minutes. You can also take a taxi (about 20 Euros) or bus to the city centre (3.00 Euros).

By train:

Taxi in Åbo/Turku:

+358 2 10041


The conference participants are responsible for the accommodation costs. We have a limited amount of reserved rooms at Scandic Julia and Centro Hotel.

When contacting Scandic Julia, please mention the name of the conference. Reservations should be made no later than May 11, 2017. Price: 111 € single room/night, 131 € double room/night, includes breakfast.

When contacting Centro Hotel, please mention the name of the conference. Reservations should be made no later than May 11, 2017.  Price: 94 € single room/night, includes breakfast.

Other options for accommodation:

Sokos hotels (several in Turku)

Scandic Plaza

Omena Hotel

Bed and Breakfast Tuure