Travel

TO THE MARATHON VENUE

The Tangosauna venue, Vierumäki Country Club, is about an hour and a half away from Helsinki Vantaa Airport.

Marathon bus
The most convenient way to reach the venue is to book a place at the famous Tangosauna bus service.

Friday 16.6

Bus 1 leaves from El Ático, Kumpulantie 1, at 11.00. 

Bus 2 leaves from El Ático, Kumpulantie 1, at 12.20, passes by the Airport at 12.50, and arrives at Vierumäki around 14.20.

Sunday 18.6

19.30 Buses leave Tangosauna for the afterparty in El Ático. One bus will pass by Helsinki Airport around 21.00.

El Ático is the venue for the pre- and afterparties, located at Kumpulantie 1, Helsinki. Easily reachable by train from the airport.

Price for the Tangosauna bus

20€ for a round trip
15€ for a one way ticket

If you need help with travel tips - get in touch with one of the SteamTeam people by sending us an e-mail to marathon@tango.fi.

Public transportation

From Helsinki Vantaa Airport to the Marathon venue

If you can't make it for the Tangosauna bus, you can either travel by bus/bus+taxi or train+bus. Google Maps has an updated schedule, use "Vierumäki Country Club" as destination. Here is a route suggestion.

Travel to Tangosauna with bus+bus/taxi:

  • At the airport, board a bus passing by Lahti
  • Jump off at Kauppa-Laune P (1h 10 minutes)
  • Board bus 88 towards Reumanmäki (45 minutes)
  • Go off at the stop named Rampsintie. Here you can check in to your room at Scandic Vierumäki Hotel and finnish off with a short walk to Tangosauna.

Travel to Tangosauna with train+bus:

  • At the airport, board a train to Tikkurila (direction Helsinki)
  • At Tikkurila Railway station, board a train to Lahti
  • At Lahti Railway station, find the bus stop named A  (ask for directions there, if unsure)
  • At platform A, Board bus 88 (direction Heinola), it departs a couple of minutes after 6:00, 7:08, 8:18, 9:18, 10:18, 11:18, 12:18, 13:18, 14:18, 15:18, 16:18, 17:18, 18:18, 19:18 and 20:18. Note: If you arrive after 17:00, you should check in at Scandic Hotel Vierumäki - right next to the bus stop.
  • Go off at the stop named Rampsintie. Here you can check in to your room at Scandic Vierumäki Hotel and finnish off with a short walk to Tangosauna.

Example journey: You land at 17:00. You catch the 17:31 P-train from the Airport, it arrives in Tikkurila at 17:39 - from there you catch the 17:49 Z-train to Lahti. Arrival at Lahti railway station is 18:36, giving you time to get a coffee and a snack before you jump on bus 88 at 19:18 . After jumping off the bus, you can check in at Scandic Hotel Vierumäki before walking over to the country club. 

From Marathon venue to Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Take the bus from Urheiluopisto at 8:25, 10:25, 12:25, 14:25, 16:25, 18:25, 20:25 or 22:25. It should arrive in Lahti travel center after 40 minutes where you can catch a train towards Tikkurila and then switch to the train to the airport. Total travel time is between 2h 20 minutes and 3 hours depending on your connections.

Example journey: You need to be at the airport at 14:30. You check the VR railway company's website, and see that you can be at "Helsinki Airport" by 14:30 if you hop on a train leaving Lahti at 13:21 with one change at Tikkurila station. To catch that train, you can take the bus (schedule above) from the venue (a few hundred meters walk) at 12:25, so you’ll have time to have breakfast and maybe even dance a couple of tandas before you go (just make sure that you know exactly where the bus stop is - ask the staff at the venue).

To Finland

The recommended travel plan is to arrive in Helsinki already on Thursday evening and not to have the return ticket earlier than Monday morning. That way you can attend both, the premilonga and the after party at El Atico in Helsinki.

Direct low cost flights to Helsinki Vantaa airport:

Norwegian from many destinations including:
Athens, Barcelona, Budabest, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Chania, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm and Venice

Air Baltic from Riga and everywhere else through Riga

Flybe from Sweden & Estonia

Ryanair to Tampere from Frankfurt, Milan, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante

Wizz air to Turku from Gdansk

Additionally: Finnair, SAS, Lufthansa + others

It is also possible to fly to Tampere, which is approximately 2 hours away from Vierumäki. If it is more convenient for you to fly to Tampere, please contact us for more details about arrival to the marathon venue. There is public transportation available and we might also be able to hook you up with a ride.

From St Petersburg you can also arrive by train and from Tallinn and Stockholm by ferry:

Boats from Stockholm:
Viking Line
Silja Line

Boats from Tallinn:
Tallink
Viking Line
Eckerö Line
Linda Line Express

Boats from St. Petersburg:
St. Peter Line

Trains from St. Petersburg:
http://www.russiantrain.com