Tips for Travelling to Finland and Jyväskylä

Updated April 4, 2018.

By Train

The fastest connection from Helsinki to Jyväskylä is the Pendolino train (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 a local train from the airport station to Tikkurila and change there to a Jyväskylä-bound train. In such a case, your trip in the net store search would be from Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. Both conference hotels in Jyväskylä are within walking distance from the train station.

By Plane

There are three flights a day from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Jyväskylä. Arriving flights are:

AY645 HEL 12:10 - JYV 14:35
AY285 HEL 15:50 - JYV 16:35
AY289 HEL 23:40 - JYV 00:25

Please note that AY645 HEL 12:10 - JYV 14:35 is not always visible in international flight searches because it makes a landing (though no change of plane is required) in Kajaani before arriving in Jyväskylä. You can check these flights and departures at Finnair's net store.

There is no airport transfer between Jyväskylä airport (Tikkakoski) and Jyväskylä, so a taxi should be booked in advance by calling +358 (0)100 6900 or by using the Valopilkku app before boarding the plane in Helsinki. For further information on regional taxi service, click here.

You can find further travel tips by checking the links below.

Jyväskylä Convention Bureau

A travel guide for congress participants. Check especially the section on travelling to Jyväskylä.


Visit Finland

The official travel guide of Finland.

Visit Jyväskylä

The official travel and tourism portal of the Jyväskylä region.


Net store of VR (Finnish State Railways).




Net store of Matkahuolto.

Budget Coaches

Net store of OnniBus. No direct service from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.


Taxi service number in the Jyväskylä region is 0100 6900 (+358 100 6900). Uber and Lyft do not operate in Finland, but you can use Valopilkku app (for Android, iOS, Windows Phone) to order a taxi everywhere in Finland.