Helsinki instructions for the Urban Studies Conference.

Conference venue

Tieteiden talo building, Kirkkokatu 6. You can see more detailed halls in the program of the days.

Some of the sessions are organized at University of Helsinki, at Porthania building. Address: Yliopistonkatu 3 (around 8 minutes walk from the Tieteiden talo).

Thursday’s evening program takes place in the Helsinki City Museum in the center of Helsinki. Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16.


The closest hotels to the conference venue are located in the center of Helsinki, near the Helsinki Central railway station. Most other hotels in the core are also a short walk away. AirBnb is also available.

Arrival in Helsinki, directly to Tieteiden talo

By train

Trains arrive to Helsinki Central railway station, from which it is about a 15-minute walk to Tieteiden talo for people with good feet.

By long-distance bus

Buses run to the main bus station in Kamppi, from where it is about a 25-minute walk to conference venue. You can also take a metro or tram from Kamppi to the conference venue.

By car

There is no parking near the conference venue, you can find parking halls in the city centre. Parking is usually paid through mobile phone applications (at least EasyPark and eParking).

Helsinki’s local transport

See the options in the Reittiopas guide or Google Maps. You can buy your ticket easily using the HSL app. You can also buy a ticket from a ticket machine or sales points (at least R-kioski).


The walking route from the center of Helsinki passes through Yliopistonkatu and Kirkkokatu.