Jyväskylä & getting here

Welcome to Jyväskylä!

Jyväskylä is a dynamic, lively city in the heart of Finland. This city of nearly 150 000 residents is famous for achievements in science and technology, its nature and culture. 

Jyväskylä is also a city of education with an international academic atmosphere: every fourth person you pass on the street is a student! Renowed University of Jyväskylä and versatile JAMK University of Applied Sciences together with large vocational and general upper secondary schools attract students from all over the world. It is therefore not surprising that the educational institutes in Jyväskylä have students from more than hundred different countries.

The easiest way to reach Jyväskylä is to first travel to Helsinki and then take a train connection to Jyväskylä. Some flight connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä are also available. The railway and bus station "Travel Centre" is located right in the town centre, close to hotels and the conference venue Paviljonki.

Arriving by air

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, so you can continue your trip to Jyväskylä by air. The flight takes less than an hour.

Jyväskylä airport is located 23 kilometres from the Jyväskylä city centre. There is no public local transportion from the airport to Jyväskylä city centre but you can take a taxi.

Arriving by train, bus or a ferry

The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes just over three hours. You can catch a train directly from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. See VR for timetables, fares & booking. The train timetable for autumn will be published in early May at the latest; booking opens at the same time.

You can also take a bus from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Jyväskylä. See Matkahuolto for timetables, fares & booking.

Finland can also be reached by superior-standard ferries from Sweden and Estonia. The ferries arrive either in Helsinki or Turku, from where there are good connections to Jyväskylä by train.

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