ICSOB 2023 will be held in the beautiful and modern LUT Lahti campus.

Directions to the campus:

The address of LUT University's Lahti campus is Mukkulankatu 19. LUT Lahti campus is located in the Niemi district, three kilometers from the city center.

Please note that during ICSOB, we offer once-in-a-day transport to the venue and back to the city centre. We also offer transportation to and from the dinner venue, a trip to the PhD retreat, and on the last day of the conference, the bus goes through the train and bus station to the city centre. Read more here.

Arriving by bus:

Local bus number 1S and 1K runs between the campus and the Lahti Travel Centre (train and bus station), bus stop A.

More information on bus routes on the LSL Lahti region transport web site.

Arriving by car:

Visitors can park at the guest parking spaces in the P1 area by informing the registration number and time of stay in the lobby. The lobby registers the registration number in to the system (for students and staff members parking in the P1 area is subject to payment).

If the visitor parking spaces are full, guests have the opportunity to park on unmarked areas in the P1 area. The registration number is reported to the lobby, which registers it in to the system.

E-parking app is used in other parking areas. Download the e-parking app on your phone from the Play Store or App Store (eParkingSuomi). You can also sign a parking contract online at the e-parking website at the e-parking website. New user instructions can be found at https://eparking.fi/en/newuser.

More directions and information on parking on the Isku Center web site: https://www.iskucenter.fi/how-to-get-here/?lang=en

 

Please note: PhD Retreat will be held in Pajulahti, but traveling to there in group bus is included to the PhD retreat price. 

About Lahti

Getting here

Lahti Region is easy to reach. The city is located less than an hour from Helsinki Airport by train or car, and an hour from the harbours of Helsinki.

From Helsinki Airport to Lahti in under 60 minutes

By train

The Ring Rail Line connects air and train traffic and adds ease and comfort for international guests arriving in the Lahti region. You can easily walk from both airport terminals to the airport’s railway station and stay indoors the entire way. You can reach Lahti on Helsinki Regional Transport’s Z commuter train once an hour. Also, All long-distance passenger trains stop at Lahti. Please note that you don't need to go to Helsinki city centre when coming from the airport to Lahti. You can hop off in Tikkurila and then continue your journey from there.

Read more.

By bus

You can reach Lahti on several long-haul bus services from the Helsinki port terminals. The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes 1 hour and 10 min – buy your ticket and check the timetables here.

Lahti Railway Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre, so changing from train to bus couldn’t be easier. The Travel Centre is located only a few minutes walk from Lahti city centre.

By car

The Lahti region has excellent traffic connections and is easy to reach from all directions.

  • When arriving from the south, you will travel along the Lahti main road (highway 4), which becomes a motorway (E75). E75 continues past Lahti towards Jyväskylä.
  • When coming from the north, the motorway E75 leads you to the Lahti region. Main road 24 takes you to the Lahti region through the stunning scenery of Padasjoki and Asikkala.
  • When arriving from the east on main road 12, you will land directly in the city centre from where the road continues towards Tampere.
  • When coming from the west on Road 12, it changes into Hämeenlinnantie when you enter the Lahti region. The main road runs through the city and continues towards Kouvola.

Traveling inside the Lahti

Lahti Region Transport (LSL): Local public transport bus stops are located along Mannerheiminkatu and Vesijärvenkatu, which run past the Travel Centre. Almost all local buses pass through these streets. Lahti Market Square is the hub of local public transport.

You can see the Lahti Region Transport (LSL) timetables in the city and surrounding municipalities here. You can buy a mobile ticket from an app you can download from the App Store or Google Play.

Please note that during ICSOB, we offer once-in-a-day transport to the venue and back to the city centre. We also offer transportation to and from the dinner venue, a trip to the dissertation students' retreat, and on the last day of the conference, the bus goes through the train and bus station to the city centre. Read more here.

Travel times

From Helsinki to Lahti

Helsinki (by train/by car)50 min / 1 h
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (by train/by car)48 min / 1 h

Flight times to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport

Stockholm, Sweden1h
Oslo, Norway1 h 25 min
Frankfurt, Germany2 h 35 min
London, England3 h 10 min
Beijing, China7 h 35 min
New York, United States8 h 45 min
Tokyo, Japan13 h 30 min

Ferry trip times to Helsinki harbours

Stockholm, Sweden15 h
Tallinn, Estonia1 h 30 min
Umeå, Sweden (to Vaasa, Finland)4 h 30 min