Practical information

Helsinki is a smart city where modern urban life meets a beautiful diverse environment. When visiting Helsinki, you will get to enjoy a world-class public transport system, stunning nature as well as the Neoclassical city centre. However, for mobility and transport experts, there’s more: Helsinki is one of the first cities in the world to pilot self-driving robot buses on public roads. TRA attendees will get to know about Finland’s silo-breaking re-regulation of the entire transport sector that enables trials, pilots and innovation actions. This context facilitates an exciting TRA2020 in Helsinki. For further information on Helsinki, see myhelsinki.fi/en.

Helsinki is closer than you think

  • Direct flights from over 130 destinations
  • 180 international arrivals daily
  • Berlin 2 hours
  • Rome 3.5 hours
  • New York 8 hours
  • Tokyo 9.5 hours

Registration

Registration for TRA2020 will open in the fall of 2019.

Registration fees for four day conference delegates*

*Reductions not included. Further information will be published in September 2019.

Accommodation

If you are looking for accommodations in Helsinki, we’ve got a limited amount of rooms reserved for a discounted price. Rooms have been reserved in different hotels with special rates. Rooms are available between 26th of April – 3rd of May. The accommodation must be paid directly to the hotel. More information on discounted hotel prices will be available in September 2019 once the conference registration opens.

CLARION HOTEL HELSINKI

HOTEL ARTHUR

SCANDIC PARK

SCANDIC KAISANIEMI

SCANDIC HAKANIEMI

RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL PRESIDENTTI

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA

Venue Information

TRA2020 will take place at Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre which is Finland’s largest and most advanced venue for meetings, congresses and trade and consumer shows with 58 000 m² of space. Messukeskus hosts yearly 75 trade and consumer shows as well as 2,000 meetings and congresses. Find out more here.

At TRA2020 Messukeskus turns into an innovative area, which brings together the companies and public authorities working in the field of transport. It offers the perfect place to network, share ideas and discuss the future of transportation and mobility with other researchers, scientists and engineers.

Transport connections

Messukeskus is easy to reach by public transport. The venue is conveniently located in Pasila, only a five-minute train ride away from Helsinki Central Station and a forty-minute ride from the airport.

Street address: Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki.

Trams from the centre of Helsinki: Trams number 7 and 9. Single tickets must be bought before boarding the tram, for example via a mobile app or from a ticket machine.

Buses: Buses number 506 and 69 to Messukeskus, and 551 from Espoo to Pasila railway station.

Trains: All local and long-distance trains (except international Allegro trains) stop at Pasila railway station, located only 300 metres from Messukeskus.

Bicycling: City bikes are available in the vicinity of Messukeskus

Taxi: A taxi rank can be found in front of Messukeskus. Taxis are allowed to drive right up to the entrance.

Airport: Local trains I and P run from the airport to the nearby Pasila railway station. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and trains leave every 10 minutes in the daytime. By taxi, you can reach Messukeskus in 20–30 minutes.

Cruise ships: You can travel to Helsinki by ship from Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Travemünde.