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

Due to Covid-19, air travel connections (Finnair, SAS) are still pretty on hold to the Turku airport. For this reason, we recommend the flights to Helsinki. The exception is AirBaltic that may be an option for some (connections via Riga) https://www.airbaltic.com/en-LV/index

We will follow the situation and offer updates if the situation changes and additional flights to Turku start operating again.

Helsinki-Vantaa airport

By air:

Helsinki Airport has an extensive network of direct and connecting flights internationally. The Helsinki Airport is located approx. 170 km from Turku with convenient connections by train or by bus to Turku (approx. 2,5 hours).

• 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


By ferry:

f travelling from Sweden or finding a convenient option via You can travel to Turku by ferry from Stockholm. There is an option of an overnight ferry.
Viking Line
Tallink Silja


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/


We have a quota with negotiated room prices with two hotels.
In case the reserved room quota will run out, there are plenty of other reasonable priced hotels in Turku close by. For example, Scandic Atrium is located 250 meters from the Conference venue.

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 (offer valid until October 20 for the nights of Nov 17 and 18)

• 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.


Covid-19 regulations regarding entry into Finland


Up to date information on Guidelines for border traffic to Finland:
You can also register in the service to get updates.

Contact information
ECSB Secretariat: info@ecsb.org
Conference Chair Ulla Hytti, e-mail: ulla.hytti@utu.fi