Travel and accommodation

Accommodation

The University of Jyväskylä has reserved a quota of rooms from the following hotels. If you wish to book a room from these hotels, please contact the hotels directly by e-mail or phone or make the reservation online on the websites indicated below. Please mention the booking code given below when making the reservation.

Hotel Milton

  • Single rooms 80 €/night
  • Double room for one person 100 €/night
  • Double room for 2 persons 110 €/night
  • Breakfast and sauna are included
  • Reservations can be made by phone (+358 14 33 77 900), e-mail () or online on the Hotel Milton website
  • Booking code: Staff Training Week
  • Reservations can be made until 3 May 2019
  • Location: In the heart of the city near the Travel Centre. A 15-minute walk to the Seminaarinmäki campus.

Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra

  • Single rooms 122 €/night
  • Double rooms 132 €/night
  • Breakfast and sauna are included
  • Reservations can be made at www.sokoshotels.fi/en or by phone (+358 20 1234 640) or e-mail ().
  • Booking code: Staff Training Week, online booking code: BSTAFFTRAININGWEEK
  • Reservations can be made until 3 May 2019
  • Location: In the heart of the city near the Travel Centre. A 15-minute walk to the Seminaarinmäki campus.

Hotel Verso

  • Single rooms 99 €/night
  • Breakfast and sauna are included
  • Reservations can be made by phone (+358 14 333 999) or e-mail (info@hotelliverso.fi).
  • Booking code: Staff Training Week
  • Reservations can be made until 3 May 2019
  • Location: On a pedestrian street at the city centre. A 10-minute walk to the Seminaarinmäki campus.

Other hotels in Jyväskylä

There are also several other hotels in Jyväskylä. Please make a reservation at your earliest convenience.

How to get to Jyväskylä?

By train from Helsinki Airport

If you choose to travel by train, take the Ring Rail Line train from Helsinki Airport to Tikkurila and change trains there. The journey from the airport to Tikkurila railway station takes about 8 minutes. Trains leave every 10 minutes. There are direct train connections from Tikkurila to Jyväskylä, but in some cases you will have to change trains at Tampere.

If you wish to go the Helsinki city centre first and catch the train from there, take the I or P train, FINNAIR bus or the local bus number 615 (platform 21) to the Helsinki Central Railway Station and continue your journey from there. It will take 30-40 minutes to get to the Helsinki Central Railway Station.

The journey to Jyväskylä takes 3-4 hours depending on the train. Please check the train connections and purchase tickets on the VR (Finnish Railways) website.

By bus from Helsinki Airport

There is also a direct bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The trip will take 4 -5 hours. Please check the bus connections at www.matkahuolto.com. Bus tickets can be purchased online and also from the driver. The buses leave next to the Terminal 2 at the airport (see the map of the airport).

From the Helsinki city centre, you may also catch an Onnibus coach (low-cost coaches) to Jyväskylä. Onnibus coaches operate from the Kamppi Bus Station, a short walk from the Helsinki Central Railway Station. You can get to the city center by taking the Finnair bus, the local bus number 615 or the Ring Rail Line trains I and P to the Helsinki Central Railway Station. Onnibus tickets should be purchased online in advance. Check the timetables and purchase tickets at www.onnibus.com.

Flights to Jyväskylä

Flying from Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä takes approximately 50 minutes. There is no public transportation from Jyväskylä Airport to the city centre (23 kilometers from Jyväskylä), but there are usually taxis in front of the airport during the scheduled arrival times. If you wish to book a taxi in advance (recommended), please call +358 100 6900 (advance booking payment € 7). You can also use the free telephone inside the terminal building to call for a taxi. If you do not book the taxi in advance, be prepared to wait for it for a little while. The taxi to the city centre costs approximately 50 €. For more information, see the Finavia website.

Moving around in the city centre and on campus