The official entry points from 14th to 22nd of July for WUC Orienteering 2018 are Vaasa airport and Seinäjoki railway station. The Organizing Committee provides transportation between these entry points and Kuortane Sports Institute according to arrival and departure schedules received by 17th of June 2018. By request we can pick up WUOC participants also from Helsinki (appr. 360 km/5 hours by bus) or Tampere (appr. 170 km/2 hours by bus) airports. However, the cost must be covered by the team itself.
ARRIVING BY PLANE AT VAASA AIRPORT (110 km/1,5 hours from Kuortane)
There are daily flights to Vaasa from Helsinki and Stockholm (see attachment). Website of the Vaasa airport: https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/vaasa
ARRIVING BY TRAIN AT SEINÄJOKI TRAIN STATION (40 km/30 minutes from Kuortane)
In Finland the long distance train traffic is operated by the Finnish Railway Company VR. There are around ten direct train connections between Helsinki and Seinäjoki.
Starting from Helsinki airport, you must change train in Tikkurila (only 8 minutes from the airport). Travel time between the airport and Seinäjoki is approximately 2,5 - 3 hours and the current ticket prices vary between 17,80 and 38 euros/ person (one direction). Example of the search for trains from Helsinki Airport to Seinäjoki on July 15th.
More information about the train station at Helsinki airport. You can buy individual tickets from VR online shop.
In case of a group of at least 10 passengers, it is recommendable to contact VR group sales: https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/group-tickets
The LOC will arrange all official transportation to the competition sites during the event.