Travel information

Reaching Finland

DS 2011 conference will be organized in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki area in Finland. Finland resides in Northern Europe and is a member state of the European Union. It also belongs to the Schengen area in Europe.

Helsinki is best reached by flight. Helsinki has direct flights from all the major airports in Europe and major hubs in Asia and North America.

Public transport is reliable and quick. You can take the bus from the airport (cost: 5 EUR), or a taxi. Taxi to the hotels would cost about 40 EUR. There is no train connection from/to the airport.

Public transport

Buses 102, 102T, 103, 103T, 194, 194A, and 195 travel from Dipoli Congress Centre to Helsinki city centre at short intervals. You can find a suitable route and bus or train schedule a trip with Journeyplanner, knowing your origin and your destination. For location of Dipoli Congree Centre, see map provided by Dipoli.

As an exemplary routes, you can search for routes and schedules:


The conference organization has pre-booked hotel rooms at selected locations. It is advisable to select a hotel either in central Helsinki or one of the suggested hotels in Espoo. Conference location is reachable by bus from the Helsinki city center in roughly 20 minutes at a price of 5 EUR.

We list some hotels that are conveniently located and have good public transport possibilities to the conference location at the Dipoli Congress Centre.

A discount can be obtained in Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo with booking code ALT DS 2011 when booking before 20th September. Reservations can be made by tel.: +358 20 1234 700, fax: +358 20 1234 740, and e-mail: The discount is not available in the online booking system.

Selected hotels in Espoo: Hotel listings in Espoo and Helsinki: Inexpensive hostel accomodation in the Helsinki area: The average price for one night stay is around 100 EUR. Hostel prices start at 20 EUR per night.