Quasiweekend II - Ten years after

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Travel

Here you find some local travel advice.

Airport - Töölö Towers

To get from the airport to Töölö Towers there are several options.

  • There is a Finnair City Bus trafficking between the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and the city center. The bus costs 6,20€, and stops in Hesperian puisto, a short walk away from Töölö Towers. The trip takes around 40 minutes.
  • There are always taxi cabs waiting outside the airport, a taxi ride to the Töölö Towers (address is "Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23") should cost around 40€ and takes 30 minutes with no traffic.
  • The local public transport from the airport to Töölö Towers costs 5€ and takes an hour.

 

Töölö Towers - Conference venue

To get from Töölö Towers to the Conference venue Porthania the easiest way is as follows: Take tram 2 from Runeberginkatu towards the center (south) and get off at the first stop on Aleksanterinkatu. Walk one block to the left along Kluuvikatu to Yliopistonkatu. The conference venue is Porthania building, address Yliopistonkatu 3. Travel time is c. 20 min so we recommend taking the tram at 10.14, at 10.24, or earlier.

For alternate travel options you can always check the Journey Planner.

 

Getting to the conference dinner

Time: Saturday, Dec 12th, at 19.00
Place: Restaurant Paasin kellari, Paasivuorenkatu 5A

The restaurant is situated on a small street west of Hakaniemi Market Place (on the left hand side, if you arrive by tram from the center). The street starts from the McDonald's corner and there is a statue of two boxers in front of the restaurant. The wardrobe service is included in the dinner.


From Porthania (about 15 min)
  • Walking distance: less than 1.5 km
  • By tram: take tram 7B from Aleksanterinkatu, or 3, 6, 6T or 9 from Kaisaniemi. Get off at Hakaniemi.
  • By metro: take the metro from Helsingin yliopisto to the next station Hakaniemi. (In some maps the station Helsingin yliopisto may be called by its old name: Kaisaniemi)
  • Other public transport options by the Journey Planner.
From Töölön Tornit:
  • Take tram 2 to the center and change to tram 3, 6, 6T or 9 at Rautatieasema (Main Railway Station). Get off at Hakaniemi. 
  • Other public transport options by the Journey Planner.

General

In general the Journey Planner of the Helsinki City Transport gives quite reliable travel information for the public transport. The price of a single ticket bought from the driver is 3€ (5€ if you leave the Helsinki area, e.g. the airport) and either coins or small bills (5€ or 10€) are preferred – the driver might not have change for larger bills. The Journey planner mainly uses addresses but it also recognizes certain names – the following names and addresses might come handy:

  • "Airport" for Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
  • "Porthania" for the conference venue
  • "Railway Station" for the Central Railway Station of Helsinki
  • "Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23" for the Töölö Towers
  • "Paasivuorenkatu 5 A" 

For example, to get from Töölö Towers to the conference venue in time for the registration the Journey Planner looks like this.

 

 

 

Food

There are many lunch places around the conference venue. Walking around or asking any of the locals will yield good results.

 

 

 

 

 

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