Where is Turku?

The city of Turku is located on the Southwest coast of Finland on the shores of the famous Archipelago. Distance from Helsinki 160 kilometers and from the Polar Circle 860 kilometers.

Welcome to Turku! https://vimeo.com/559852332/16368d763e

Welcome to RENT 2021 in Turku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ymmbUKDTM

Travelling to Turku

Please note that currently due to Covid-19, many travel connections are still on hold or only opening up. Information regarding possible travel options and the prices may not be fully up-to-date and accurate for November 2021. Please be patient, more options will become available during Summer/Autumn 2021.

By air: You can fly directly to Turku Airport. Turku airport is served by Finnair (via Helsinki), SAS (via Stockholm-Arlanda), AirBaltic (via Riga) and WizzAir. Alternatively, you can fly to Helsinki Airport.

By ferry: You can travel to Turku by ferry from Stockholm. There is an option of an overnight ferry.
Viking Line
Tallink Silja

Turku airport: Turku airport is located approx. 7 km from the centre of Turku. Bus from the airport: It is possible to take bus No. 1 directly from Turku Airport to city center, which leaves each 20 minutes. The bus No 1 stops also across the street from the conference hotel Radisson Blu Marina Place and only 300 m from Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone, The same bus goes also to Turku harbour (to and from the ferry). The bus ticket costs EUR 3 during until 11 pm and 4 EUR during late hours. Taxi from the airport: Taxis are usually available outside the airport. If not, you can call one. The cost is approx. 25 EUR to the city centre.

Taxi: For calling a taxi, you can call e.g. +358210041 (Taxidata). You can also download an app for comparing quotes from different service providers https://02taksi.fi/english/

Helsinki-Vantaa airport:

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is in Helsinki, and there are train and bus connections to Turku.

  • Train: Take the Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki/Pasila station or Helsinki Main railway station, and change to a train to Turku. The Ring Rail Line trains run between the airport and Helsinki at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes about 20 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 am and 9pm). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours. Further information: www.vr.fi/en
  • Bus connection: You can take a direct bus from airport to Turku, which will take approx. 2,5 hours. https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en


We have a quota with negotiated room prices with two hotels.

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone
Humalistonkatu 2, 20100 Turku

Rooms and rates

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel

• Standard single 105.00 € / night
• Standard double 125.00 € / night
• River view single 110.00 € / night
• River view double 130.00 € / night
• Superior single 120.00 € / night
• Superior double 140.00 € / night

Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone:

• Solo single 98.00 € / night
• Solo double 118.00 € / night

Please, contact the sales office of the hotel directly. Do not forget to quote the allotment code “RENT 2021” when making a booking.

Radisson Blu Marina Palace
tel. +358 20 1234 700 or by email Reservations.Finland@RadissonBlu.com
Sokos Hotels
tel. +358 20 1234 600 or by e-mail: sokos.hotels@sok.fi

Further travel information

Please see KissMyTurku webpage for further travel and tourist information: https://kissmyturku.com/


Weather in Turku in November will be ideal … for working and discussing our research inside! The average length of the day is 7.4h and UV index is 0 (no need to bring your sunglasses!). The average high-temperature is 3C, while the average low-temperature is -1.6C. There is a strong risk of rain (with some luck, it can also be snow). Indoor heating is however well-functioning in all indoor premises in Finland.

Conference venues

Pre-conference day venue (Wednesday)
Turku School of Economics (TSE), street address: Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, Turku. The school is located about 2 km (about 25 minutes walk) from the conference hotels.

Conference venue
(Thursday & Friday)
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, street address: Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

Conference reception (Wednesday evening)
Turku City Hall, Street address: Aurakatu 2 (to be confirmed)
(600 meters from Radisson Blue Marina Palace)

Conference Dinner (Thursday evening)
Restaurant Aitiopaikka, Virastotalo (State Office Building), Itsenäisyydenaukio 2
(across the river from Radisson Blue Marina, 700 meters)

Covid-19 regulations regarding entry into Finland

Up to date information on Guidelines for border traffic to Finland:

Contact information
ECSB Secretariat: info@ecsb.org
Conference Chair Ulla Hytti, e-mail: ulla.hytti@utu.fi
Further contact information will be updated in August