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.  

Book your room directly with the hotel and mention the code: KNF2020.
tel. +358 20 1234 600

Bookings on the basis of availability. We recommend that you book as soon as possible. Booking can be cancelled free of charge by 6 p.m. on the day of arrival. Credit card guarantee required for late arrivals (after 6 p.m.).

Below is a short presentation of the hotels. For the location of the hotels and other KNF2020 venues, please see the CITY MAP.

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund
Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund a completely renewed urban hotel with several restaurants opened in early spring 2019. Hotel Wiklund is located in the heart of the city centre. The hotel fee also  includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Check in at the reception on the entrance floor, which also happens to be the hotel’s trendy coffee bar lounge.

Standard, single room  119 eur/night
Standard, double  139 eur/night

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone
Eerikinkatu 23, 20100 Turku

Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is located just a few blocks from the Market Square and from the lively Aurajoki river banks. The true classic designed by Turku-based architects in the 1920s has been modernized and the hotel was re-opened at the beginning of 2019. See more on the Hotel website.

Standard, single room 129 eur/night
Standard, double room 149 eur /night

Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa
Joukahaisenkatu 6, 20520, Turku

The modern and extraordinary Orig­i­nal Sokos Hotel Kupit­taa opens its doors in the spring of 2020. It is the new and vi­brant heart of Kupit­taa, a fast grow­ing area in Turku. The congress venue is just a short walk away. There is a di­rect con­nec­tion to the hotel from the train sta­tion. You can reach the cen­tre of Turku on foot, by Fölläri city bike or local bus from right in front of the hotel.

Standard, single room 117 eur/night
Standard, double room 137 eur/night

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.