Travelling Guidelines

How to travel to Turku

There are several ways to travel to Finland and Turku. Direct flights to Turku are available via Helsinki, Stockholm, Gdansk and Riga. The Turku Airport is located 8 km from the city center, and it is easy to take a taxi from the airport to the hotels.

If you take a flight to Helsinki, there is also a frequent (24/7) express bus connection from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Turku city center. The bus journey takes 2.5 hours. Yet another alternative  is to first travel to Helsinki city, and take a train to Turku. Finnair’s City buses have connections from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Helsinki city center every 20 minutes, and there is also a commuter train connection between the airport and the city. The train connection from Helsinki main railway station to Turku city center takes 2 hours (there are no night trains available).

If you are traveling via Stockholm, consider taking a ferryboat through the beautiful archipelago. Passenger ships operated by Viking Line and Tallink Silja Line have daily connections between Stockholm and Turku. The cruising time is about 12 hours.

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Visa

Finland is a member of the European Union and no visa is required for the citizens of the other EU countries. However, aliens who wish to travel to Finland for a short period of time need a visa unless an agreement on the abolition of visas applies to them. Please contact Finnish Immigration Service if you need additional information.

Accommodation

The conference organization has negotiated contract prices with the hotels listed below. All these hotels are located in Turku city center, and the conference support services will be focused on these hotels. Please note that everyone shall make the hotel reservations by themselves by contacting the preferred hotel directly. There is a Limited number of rooms available with the special rates. The room quotas are valid until April 30, i.e. please make your reservation early!

SOKOS HOTEL HAMBURGER BÖRS
Address: Kauppiaskatu 6, Turku

borsHamburger Börs is a legend among city hotels since 1904, last renovation 2006-2007. The most popular hotel in the city situated right in the center of Turku by the Market Place.

From the hotel there is 1 km to the railway and bus stations, 3 km to the harbor, 8 km to the airport, and 2 km to the main conference venue. Internet connection is included in the room price.

Standard Single room: EUR 111  / night
Standard Double room: EUR 121 / night

Bookings are made directly via website www.sokoshotels.fi: 1) Choose location and hotel in the required fields on the left, 2) Write down the booking code BCDIO to the reservation code field, 3) Click Search. If available, the special CDIO rates will appear in the search results and you can make the booking. Please note that the reservation needs to be guaranteed with credit card details.

The hotel’s Our Sales Office is at your service to help with the reservations from Monday to Friday 08.30 AM to 4.30 PM (EET), Tel. +358 (0)2 337 3800, sales.turku@sokoshotels.fi.

SOKOS HOTEL CITY BÖRS
Address: Eerikinkatu 11, Turku

cityborsA totally renovated and different hotel located across the street from Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs on the upper floors (floors 5-8) of the department store Sokos Wiklund. Reception, breakfast and all restaurant and other services available in Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs across the street.

From the hotel there is 1 km to the railway and bus stations, 3 km to the harbor, 8 km to the airport, and 2 km to the main conference venue. Internet connection is included in the room price.

Standard Single room: EUR 96 / night
Standard Double room: EUR 106 / night

Bookings are made directly via website www.sokoshotels.fi: 1) Choose location and hotel in the required fields on the left, 2) Write down the booking code BCDIO to the reservation code field, 3) Click Search. If available, the special CDIO rates will appear in the search results and you can make the booking. Please note that the reservation needs to be guaranteed with credit card details.

The hotel’s Our Sales Office is at your service to help with the reservations from Monday to Friday 08.30 AM to 4.30 PM (EET), Tel. +358 (0)2 337 3800, sales.turku@sokoshotels.fi.


SOKOS HOTEL SEURAHUONE

Address: Eerikinkatu 23, Turku

seurahuoneA cosy hotel with excellent central location for both business and leisure travelers. Close to shops, theaters and events.

From the hotel there is 800 m to the railway station, 1 km to the buss station, 3 km to the harbor, 8 km to the airport, and 2.5 km to the main conference venue. Internet connection is included in the room price.

Standard Single room: EUR 86 / night
Standard Double room: EUR 96 / night

Bookings are made directly via website www.sokoshotels.fi: 1) Choose location and hotel in the required fields on the left, 2) Write down the booking code BCDIO to the reservation code field, 3) Click Search. If available, the special CDIO rates will appear in the search results and you can make the booking. Please note that the reservation needs to be guaranteed with credit card details.

The hotel’s Our Sales Office is at your service to help with the reservations from Monday to Friday 08.30 AM to 4.30 PM (EET), Tel. +358 (0)2 337 3800, sales.turku@sokoshotels.fi.


RADISSON BLU MARINA PALACE HOTEL

Address: Linnankatu 32, Turku

radissonThe hotel, standing on the banks of the Aura river, right in the centre of Turku, is a grand conference and party hotel as well as a high-quality hotel for both business and leisure travelers.The hotel’s restaurant Aurora offers tastes of Italy and the best steaks in town.

From the hotel there is 1 km to the railway station, 1.1 km to the buss station,  2.8 km to the harbor, 9 km to the airport, and 2.6 km to the main conference venue. Internet connection is included in the room price.

Standard Single room: EUR 128 / night
Standard Double room: EUR 138 / night

Bookings are made directly via website www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-turku: 1) Choose ”book now” and fill in the required fields, 2) On ”Select rate type”-field choose Promotional Code and fill in the booking code BCDIO. If available, the special CDIO rates will appear in the search results and you can make the booking. Please note that the reservation needs to be guaranteed with credit card details.

The hotel’s Our Sales Office is at your service to help with the reservations from Monday to Friday 08.30 AM to 4.30 PM (EET), Tel. +358 (0)20 1234 710, info.turku@RadissonBlu.com.