Travel instructions

By plane: Fly to Helsinki International Airport (HEL). The Helsinki airport is a hub between Europe and Asia, making Helsinki easily reachable for Europeans and for people from other parts of the world. It has direct flights from places as far as New York (8h40), San Francisco (11h), Dallas (10h40), Singapore (11h30), Delhi (6h40min), Dubai (6h10min) and many European cities.

By car: If you are driving into Helsinki, you can avoid and help reduce congestion by utilising HSL’s Park & Ride facilities at public transport stations and stops. In the centre of Helsinki, it is recommended to walk or use public transport. You can leave your car at a Park & Ride and continue your journey by metro, bus, tram, or commuter train. The maximum parking time at most sites is 10, 12, or 24 hours. There are both paid and free Park & Ride sites.

By ferry: The ferry crossing time from Tallinn to Helsinki is approximately 2h 10m. More info here.

Transit from Helsinki International Airport to Helsinki city centre

By train: The Helsinki airport's train station is located under the terminal. There is a direct elevator and escalator connection from the departures and arrivals hall to the train station. Local I and P trains operate to and from Helsinki Airport. A train ride to Helsinki City Centre takes about 30 minutes.

By taxi: Taxi station outside the Arrivals hall. There are four taxi lanes, and you can choose which lane and which taxi company you want to use. The three taxi companies that have an agreement with the airport company, Finavia, operate from lanes 1-3. The fares for those taxis are indicated on the taxi station. Other taxi companies operate from lane 4. Uber also operates in Helsinki.

By bus: A bus ride from Helsinki takes 40‒50 minutes. Helsinki Airport's bus station is located outside the Arrivals hall. Bus route 600 operates between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki City Centre. The travel time is about 40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online on HSL's mobile app, or at the bus station's ticket machine. Read more about tickets and fares from


All sessions and presentations will be held in English.


Business casual: classy jeans acceptable, ties unnecessary, sneakers encouraged


The European News Media Conference venue will be held at the Pikku Finlandia, located in the city centre of Helsinki.

Hotel options

Helsinki doesn’t do hotel star ratings, but we’ve given an indication, respectively. All hotels are within 10=13 minutes' walk from the conference venue and should be under €175 per night.

Top recommendation

  • Scandic Grand Central Hotel (4* equivalent), address: Vilhonkatu 13, Helsinki. Walking to Little Finlandia, 900m (11min). INMA discount applied if using the above link.

Alternative hotels

Programme committee

The INMA Europe Division Board of Directors is curating Media Innovation Week in Antwerp


Join the INMA community at Media Innovation Week by connecting with people face-to-face and sponsoring. Click here to see options (PDF).




Questions? Contact INMA

Tom Corbett

Head of European Division
Antwerp, Belgium
Dutch, English
Tel.: +32 486 37 13 36

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