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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The Digital Transport Days 2019 will take place at the Finlandia Hall in central Helsinki.

The Finlandia Hall is a congress and event venue in the centre of Helsinki on the Töölönlahti Bay. The building, which was designed by architect Alvar Aalto, was completed in 1971. Every detail in the building is designed by Aalto. The designs were completed in 1962, with building taking place between 1967-1971. In 2011, the building was expanded with new exhibition and meeting facilities. In 2018, the Finlandia Hall won a Bea World award for best Congress venue in the world.

For more information on the Finlandia Hall, please visit www.finlandiatalo.fi

Address:

Mannerheimintie 13 e,
00100 Helsinki,
Finland

HOTELS IN HELSINKI

In order to facilitate your attendance to the Digital Transport Days 2019, we offer the possibility to book your overnight stay at a number of high quality hotels in the vicinity of Finlandia Hall. A number of rooms are offered to you at a preferential rate following the “first come, first served” principle. Information about recommended hotels with prices, pictures and information such as distance to the conference venue can be found here:

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION

TRANSPORT OPTIONS TO FINLANDIA HALL

Finlandia Hall is located in a beautiful park on Töölönlahti Bay in the centre of Helsinki, close to the Parliament House, Finnish National Opera and Ballet and Helsinki Music Center. Main bus and railways stations are within walking distance and Finlandia Hall is easily accessed from Helsinki Airport. Tram and bus stops can be found right in front of the building, and the venue is only a few minutes' walk from the city centre. Visitors are also welcome to use the car parks near Finlandia Hall.

Public Transport 

Trams 4 and 10 stop on Mannerheimintie in front of Finlandia Hall (National Museum stop).

Price:

2.80€ from machines on sale points
4 € if bought directly from the bus driver

Taxi

Finlandia Hall’s taxi stand can be found on Karamzininranta, in front of the K1 entrance. Taxis can also be asked to pick up guests on the Mannerheimintie side of the building.

The K3 and K4 entrances on Karamzininranta have been combined and are clearly signposted to make them easy to find.

How to get to Helsinki by plane 

Helsinki’s airport (Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema) is the main hub for Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, and its subsidiary Nordic Regional Airlines. It is also a hub for CityJet (on behalf of SAS), Jet Time, TUI fly Nordic, and an operating base for Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airport is also a focus city for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Helsinki Airport has around 50 regularly-operating airlines.

The airport has around 80 scheduled destinations to other parts of Europe and 21 direct long-haul routes to Asia, the Middle East, and North America. There are also 35 charter destinations including numerous long-haul charter destinations. Currently, Helsinki Airport has two terminals with a total of 29 gates with jet bridges and 80 remote aircraft parking stands.

https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport

How to reach Finlandia Hall from Helsinki’s Airport

BUS: 30 min, 6€ - 7€ (every 20 min)
Finnair City Airport Shuttle bus to Hesperian Puisto (walk 4 minutes)

TRAIN: 45 min, 2€-5€ (every 15 min)
Lentoasema (airport) to Helsinki Central Station (Asema) (29 min) Walk 11 min (950m)

TAXI: 19 min
Taksi Helsinki 40€-50€ (18,2 km)

FERRY FROM TALLINN: 2 h and 10 min
Tallink Silja, Viking Line, Eckerö Line between 66€ and 111€ (80 km)

The Helsinki - Tallinn ferry route connects Finland with Estonia and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Tallink Silja operate their crossing up to 6 times per day, Viking Line 3 times per day & the Eckerö Line service is available up to 3 times per day. The crossing takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.

MaaS GLOBAL AND WHIM APP WELCOME YOU TO HELSINKI!

MaaS Global wants to make your stay in Helsinki enjoyable and transportation from one location to another as smooth as possible.
Therefore, all registered participants have received an email with a personal code to enjoy 20€ of free mobility credit to be spent on the Whim app.
The Whim app allows its customers to use all necessary transport services in Helsinki. Read more about MaaS Global and Whim app here: https://whimapp.com/

MaaS Global is the world’s first Mobility as a Service operator with a clear vision of modern traveling. We see a world where people move around seamlessly, using the most efficient modes available – from public transport to taxi rides, car rental to city bikes and more. Fewer people will have a need for a car of their own, leading to less congestion and pollution. Cities will have parks instead of parking lots, and the necessary hassle of everyday travel will turn into a joyful experience. This is the future of easy, efficient and sustainable mobility.

HELSINKI'S CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Helsinki’s climate combines characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate. The proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic creates cold weather, while the Gulf Stream brings in warmer air.

Average temperatures in Helsinki in October

Maximum temperature: 10.9°C
Minimum temperature: 6°C


CONTACT

European Commission, DG MOVE
[website] https://ec.europa.eu/transport/index_en, [email] MOVE-B1-EVENTS@ec.europa.eu

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)
[website] https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en, [email] INEA-events@ec.europa.eu

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
[website] https://shift2rail.org/, [email] communications@s2r.europa.eu