The Jyväskylä Region can be reached easily by road, rail and air. Jyväskylä forms a crossroads for Finland's main highways, which has helped it become an increasingly important center for road transport. Finland can be reached also by superior-standard ferries from Germany, Sweden and Estonia. The ferries arrive either in Helsinki or Turku, from where there are good connections to Jyväskylä by train and bus.
The most comfortable and the fastest way of traveling might be flights offered by the Finnair company. Norwegian and SAS are considered as budget airlines. However, they are quite reliable and efficient. The biggest international airport is situated in Helsinki, Vantaa. There are several flights daily from Helsinki to Jyväskylä and vice versa. Flights are operated chiefly by the national carrier Finnair. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 45 minutes and the drive from the Tikkakoski airport to the center of Jyväskylä roughly 20 minutes. Please, be aware, that there is only taxi connection from Jyvaskyla airport to Jyvaskyla city center (which costs approximately 40-60 EUR). The pick up taxi from the airport has to be reserved beforehand from number +3581006900. Tampere international airport, some two hours away from Jyväskylä, also has flights by Finnair and SAS. From Tampere, Jyväskylä can be reached handily by train or coach; the journey from Tampere to Jyväskylä takes roughly 1.5 hours.
Train and bus connections
If you are flying into Helsinki-Vantaa, a simple solution is to take the local train from the airport to Tikkurila station and change there to an InterCity Jyväskylä-bound train. The train connections are excellent with several daily connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä. The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä using the Pendolino express service takes about 3.5 hours and costs about 20 euros. There is a simple bus connection Matkahuolto, which stops just in front of the Helsinki-Vantaa airport terminal and reaches the city center of Jyväskylä. This connection may require a change of bus. The journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä by express coach takes 3.5 to 4.5 hours. The quickest and cheapest coach connection from the centre of Helsinki to Jyväskylä is operated by Onnibus. If the ticket is bought online one to two months before the journey, the bus fare is very cheap, from 1 to 15 euros. Both trains and coaches arrive at and depart from Jyväskylä Travel Centre rail/coach inter-change located right in the town center, close to hotels. In the city of Jyväskylä, everything is within walking distance. The network of local buses that run around the city and the boroughs is excellent. A single ticket costs 3 euros.
There is a large variety of accommodation possibilities available in Jyväskylä, from hotels to inexpensive summer hotels and bed & breakfast. Most hotels provide breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and possibility to use Finnish sauna in specific guest times.
The Hotel Alba is the most conveniently located hotel with respect to the conference venue, located only 50 meters from the Agora building. Hotel Alba has a small quota for ISPRS SPEC3D with a negotiated conference price. Contact Hotel Alba directly for booking and inform you are attending the event. Bookings for the quota should be made before September 15th.
Scandic Jyväskylä has an excellent location near the train and bus station in the centrum, about 30 minute easy walk from the conference venue. Scandic Jyväskylä offers a small quota of negotiated conference price. Contact the hotel directly and give the booking code ISP241017. The offer is valid until September 24th.
Sokos Hotel Alexandra is a recently renovated hotel right next to the train and bus stations, 20 minute walk from the conference venue. Sokos Hotel Alexandra offers a small quota of negotiated conference price. Contact the hotel directly and inform you are attending ISPRS SPEC3D. Bookings for the quota should be made before September 24th.
Omena Hotel is the budget option locating 25 minute walk from the conference venue. There is no breakfast and everything is organized electronically.
There are many other hotels in the city center as well, more information can be found from the links below:
More information spec3D@jyu.fi