The conference organizers have reserved rooms for the conference guests in the following hotel. When making a booking, please indicate that you are attending AUTOMATA 2015. The prices are valid until 15.5.2015 so make sure to make the booking before that.
Hotel Scandic Julia
single room 95 €/night
double room 100 €/night
A small number of rooms have also been reserved in the following low cost lodging alternatives. For further options you can refer to the visitturku and wikitravel pages which also provide useful information about staying in Turku in general.
cabin/single 46 €/night
cabin/single with a lounge 64 €/night
prices valid until: 25.5.2015
Bed & Breakfast Tuure
single room 39 €/night
price valid until: 25.5.2015
University Guest House Villa Hortus
Those who wish to stay at Villa Hortus are advised to contact the organizers for further information before 15.5.2015.
How to get to Turku
By a plane
There are direct flights from from Helsinki (Finnair), Stockholm (SAS), Riga (AirBaltic), Gdansk and Bydgoszcz (WizzAir). A viable option is also to fly to Helsinki-Vantaa airport and take a bus from the airport to Turku (see below.)
The bus number 1 connects the Turku airport with the market square (Kauppatori) and the port, the ticket price 3€ is paid to the driver. A taxi to the city center costs approximately 20€.
By a train
There are trains from Helsinki and Tampere almost every hour, see VR’s pages for more information.
By a bus
There are several bus companies operating in Finland: Matkahuolto, Pohjolan Liikenne, OnniBus, OnniExpress and Åbus have connections to Turku. The first two mentioned operate a line from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Note that there is a 0 minute bus transfer in Espoo which should not be worried about — the buses wait for each other.
You may try out the aggregated seach engine www.pikavuorot.fi (finnish only). The bus tickets can be purchased from the driver but online prices might be cheaper.