General information


Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located approximately 20 km outside of the Helsinki city center.
There are direct flights to Helsinki-Vantaa from most big European cities as also from Asia. A flight time from e.g. London or Paris is appr. 3 hours, from Amsterdam appr. 2,5 hours, from Rome appr. 3,5 hours, Barcelona 4 hours, from New Yourk 8,5 hours, from Tokyo 9,5 hours.

Trains I and P are an easy and quick way to reach the city center. The ride takes approximately 30 minutes. Please buy your ticket from the ticket machine in the terminal or at the train platform before entering the train, or alternatively you can use the HSL app. Tickets are not available on the trains. Please check the HSL Journey Planner for detailed route instructions:

Taxi stands are located just outside of the exits of the arrival areas of both terminals. All taxis accept both credit and debit cards and cash. They also have an electronic-printer receipt system. Most of the taxi drivers speak English and they are familiar with the location of the meeting hotels as also Finlandia Hall.

Finnair City Bus
The Finnair City Bus stops are located in front of the arrival areas of the terminals. In terminal 1, the Finnair City Bus stops at the bus stop number 1 and in terminal 2, at bus stop number 10. The ticket cost 6,80 € and it can be bought from the driver.

Helsinki Harbors
Helsinki has three passenger harbors in Helsinki. All have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes:

Congres language
The official language of the EBA Congress will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

The congress will start on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at 11.00 hrs (time subject to change) with registration, special courses, sponsored symposia and a welcome reception. The congress will end on Saturday 7 September 2019 at noon.
Prior to the EBA Congress in Barcelona, a one day EMSB course will be organised on Tuesday 3 September 2019. For more information about the course CLICK HERE.

The end of August and 1st week of September is a turning point for Helsinki, as the sea temperature reach the highest level but daily temperature begins to descend as the northern city heads into autumn weather. The Finnish capital experiences an average daily temperature of 15°C during August / 1st week September, with the average high being a beautiful 19°C. In the evening the average low is dipping down to just 11°C with occasionally showers. The mild summers in Helsinki result in many visitors coming to escape the heat in the south.

Power adapter and plug
In Finland the power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz

Tap water
Tap water quality is high in Finland and the tap water is drinkable.


Journey planner
HSL Journey planner is very useful for planning your travels on public transportation: You can search for routes based on street addresses, places or significant buildings, for example the Finlandia Hall.

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