We recommend for you to arrive on Thursday and to leave no earlier than Monday; Tuesday would be even better. This way you would be able to attend one of the pre-parties in Helsinki or Tampere, and the afterparty as well as the after-afterparty in Helsinki.
HEL – Helsinki-Vantaa (EasyJet to Tegel TXL)
TMP – Tampere-Pirkkala (Ryanair to Budapest and Bremen – SAS to Stockholm – Finnair to HEL)
TKU – Turku (WIZZ air to Kaunas, Skopje, Gdansk, Krakow, London Luton)
BUS, FERRIES, TRAINS:
From St Petersburg you can also arrive by train, ferry, or bus and from Tallinn and Stockholm by ferry:
Boats from Stockholm:
Boats from Tallinn:
Boats from St. Petersburg:
Trains from St. Petersburg:
Buses from St. Petersburg:
GETTING TO EL ATICO FROM THE HELSINKI-VANTAA AIRPORT
The timetables of other trains and buses in the Helsinki metropolitan area are available in the HSL Journey Planner.
615 bus will drop off and pick up passengers only in front of T2 (terminal 2) at Helsinki Airport. For this bus you can buy a ticket from a machine at the bus stop or by using the app. Cost from machine 5,50€; in the app the ticket should be discounted.
Register a payment card in the app to buy discounted tickets. The ticket is valid on all buses, trams, metros, and local trains. You can NOT buy tickets on board trams, trains, or metros; only buses.
The bus stop for these buses is "Mäkelänrinne” – stop #2426.
Trains I or P from Airport to Pasila station. I-train travels west and the P-train travels east, but they will converge in Pasila on their way to downtown. Travel time is about the same, so you can pick the first train that comes by. Buy your train ticket from the machine or by using the app before boarding a train!
Train station: Pasila, then 600 meter walk.
To El Atico from other parts of the city
There is a tram and a bus stop right in front of the studio:
Tram 9 stop in front of El Atico coming from downtown: "Jämsänkatu – (stop number #0661)".
TRANSFER TO MARATHON VENUE FROM HELSINKI & TAMPERE
Transportation from El Atico Dance studio (Kumpulantie 1, 00520 Helsinki) to Murikanranta Midsummer Tango Fusion bus service:
20€ one way (Helsinki-Murikka or Murikka-Helsinki)
35€ round trip
One way ticket Tampere Train station – Murikanranta = 12€
Roundtrip Tampere Train station – Murikanranta – Tampere Train station =18€
Helsinki-Murikanranta-Tampere = 32€
Tampere-Murikanranta-Helsinki = 32€
ARRIVAL TRANSFER SCHEDULE (Friday 28.6.19):
Bus 1: El Atico – Helsinki-Vantaa Airport - Tampere Railway Station - Murikanranta
11:30 - departing El Atico
12:30 - leaving (HEL) Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
15:15 (appx. ) - leaving from Tampere Railway Station
16:00 (appx. ) - arriving at Murikanranta.
Bus 2: El Atico – Helsinki-Vantaa Airport – Murikanranta
15:30 - departing El Atico
16:30 - leaving (HEL) Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
19:15 (appx. ) - arriving at Murikanranta.
DEPARTURE TRANSFER SCHEDULE (Sunday 30.6.19):
Bus 1: Murikanranta – Helsinki-Vantaa Airport – El Atico
19:00 - departing Murikanranta
21:45 (appx.) - arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
22:15 (appx.) - arriving at Atico
Bus 2: Murikanranta – Tampere Railway Station - El Atico
19:30 - departing Murikanranta
20:15 - arriving at Tampere Railway Station
23:00 (appx.) - arriving at El Atico, Helsinki
TO RESERVE A PLACE ON THE BUS, SIGN-UP IS NEEDED. Please use this link and select you buses no later than 12.06.2019!
OTHER MEANS OF REACHING THE VENUE/TAMPERE
Transportation from Tampere-Pirkkala Airport to Tampere Bus and Train Station Bus 1A
Transportation from Tampere to Murikanrant: Public Bus for 7,50€ to stop "Maisansalo".
90M Then 2,5km walk for 30 minutes
Taxi from Tampere Railway Station to Murikanranta, appx. 38km, cost approximately 75€.
If you can not catch the group transfer, especially if you fly to Helsinki, renting a car is an excellent option. Rental cars from the airport start at 25 USD per day: https://www.carrentals.com/
You can also try to find travel companions who travel from Helsinki / Tampere to the marathon by car. In this case, we advise you to use the wall of the group on Facebook.
Have a safe trip and see you soon!
HOTELS NEAR EL ATICO
Holiday Inn Helsinki Expo - €€€€
Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
10 minute walk to Atico – also near tram 9 line
Hotel Ava - €€
Karstulantie 6, 00550 Helsinki
11 minute walk to Atico
Sturenkatu 27 B, 00510 Helsinki
15 minute walk to Atico
Original Sokos Hotel Pasila - €€€€
Maistraatinportti 3, 00240 Helsinki
17 minute walk to Atico
Scandic Kallio - €€€
Läntinen Brahenkatu 2, 00510 Helsinki
19 minute walk to Atico - also near tram 9 line
Fleminginkatu 8 C 70, 00101 Helsinki
21 minute walk to Atico - also near tram 9 line
Scandic Hakaniemi - €€€
Siltasaarenkatu 14, 00530 Helsinki
2,4km to El Atico - Right on tram 9 route
Hotel Arthur - €€
Vuorikatu 10, 00100 Helsinki
3,2km to El Atico - Right on tram 9 route
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