and travelling

Travelling to Turku

Turku Airport

Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins).
A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.


From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

Further travel information

Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.

Helsinki Airport

If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.

Turku Destination map

Other transport links

  • Finnair
    Airline information and timetables
  • SAS
    Airline information and timetables
  • Air Baltic
    Airline information and timetables
  • Wizz Air
    Airline information and timetables
  • Viking Line
    Ferryboat connections from Stockholm


A quota of rooms has been reserved for the KNF2020 participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. The hotel fees include breakfast, service and VAT. All hotel fees are payable directly to the hotels.

Detailed information will be added in late Autumn 2020.

Other accommodation possibilities

Here’s a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options. Please note that there are no quotas reserved in these hotels. Prices, availability, and reservations are to be asked directly from the hotel/hostel.

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located right on the banks of the river Aurajoki, in the city centre.

Radisson Blu Hotel provides numerous guest services to enhance your visit, for example free access to a fitness centre and 3 saunas. A wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Hotel Helmi
Tuureporinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Hotel Helmi offers a comfortable stay right in the heart of Turku next to the main bus station. Hotel Helmi offers cozy breakfast served in Café Helmi and friendly service. Helmi has 34 rooms including a family room a room for handicapped guests.

Hostel Borea
River Aura, Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku

A museum ship turned into a hostel, located next to the Turku Castle by the harbour.

Furnished apartments around Turku

Forenom is the largest furnished apartments provider in the Nordic countries. Have a look at Forenom’s apartments in Turku.