Helsinki Region Transport, HSL, is an official partner of Worldcon 75, and we gratefully acknowledge HSL’s support in providing each attending member with a regional travel pass for the duration of the convention. Your travel pass will be included in your registration pack when you arrive at the convention, and should cover all of your travel needs on the days of the convention. The passes allow travel on commuter trains and on buses throughout the capital city area. Within Helsinki, they also cover the Metro, trams and Suomenlinna ferry. Note that the passes are not valid on long-distance trains. You can use HSL’s online journey planner for information on routes and timetables.
From the airport
Helsinki’s new commuter trains run frequently from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Take a P train or an I train – they both take about 30 minutes and cost 5.50 € for a ticket, which you can buy on the train platform. Our access team reports that the trains are easy-on, easy-off with step-free access available at the airport and at your destination station, Pasila.
If you’re not going straight to Messukeskus from the airport, the stop after Pasila, Rautatieasema (Central Railway Station), is located in the heart of Helsinki with connections to tram, metro, and bus lines.
From the centre of Helsinki
There are several options for travel between the centre of Helsinki and Messukeskus:
- Trams from the centre of Helsinki: 7A, 7B and 9
- Buses: 506 and 69 to Messukeskus, and bus 551 from Espoo to Pasila railway station
- Trains: all local and long-distance trains (except Allegro trains) stop at Pasila railway station, just a 300-metre walk from Messukeskus
See our Progress Report 5 for more details of Helsinki public transport, including maps and details of the easiest travel options from the convention hotels.