Photo: Tiina Ruotsalainen
The Matkakeskus Travel Centre and Matkahuolto terminal located in the heart of Jyväskylä is a hub for train and long-distance bus traffic. The Travel Centre offers easy access to the city centre, fairs and other public events in the direction of the Paviljonki congress centre and the marina in Lutakko. In the immediate vicinity of Matkakeskus there is also ample parking space. See Jyväs-Parkki’s street parking locations here and car parks here. (in Finnish) The Cityhirvi (’City elk’) artwork decorating the front of Matkakeskus was crafted by Samuli Alonen (see also Design Alonen).
Tickets are available for Matkahuolto long-distance buses and VR trains. Additionally, the Travel Centre houses restaurants and small shops where you can buy a snack or something to read on your trip. Luggage lockers of different sizes are available (width 37-39cm/height 57-90cm/depth 72-88cm). The cost is €2 per locker (only €2 coins accepted).
A copy of the Jyväskylä & Region tourist guide can also be picked up at Matkakeskus. Should you wish to explore what’s on offer in the Jyväskylä Region with the help of an advisor or take with you a number of brochures and maps covering the region we recommend that you get in touch with Tourist Information. The Tourist Information info point is located close to Matkakeskus:
Further information: http://www.jyvasparkki.fi/matkakeskus-jyvaskyla.php
Travel Centre information:
Address: Hannikaisenkatu 20, 40100 Jyväskylä (Google maps location)
Open: Mon–Sat from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Train tickets and timetables are available from the Matkakeskus Travel Centre Mon–Fri 9.30–17.30, Sat 9.30–16.45, Sun 12.30–17.30 (service charge 1 €)
Phone sales 07.00–22.00 (payment solely by debit and credit cards) : tel. +358 600 41 900 (price 1.99 €/answered call + local call charge)
Online ticket sales (04.00–01.30): https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage
VR also has two ticket machines inside and one outside the Matkakeskus Travel Centre. Tickets for long-distance trains can also be purchased from R-kiosks (service charge 1 €).
Address: Hannikaisenkatu 22, 40100 Jyväskylä (Google maps location)
Open: Mon-Fri 7-18
Timetables and prices: tel. +358 200 4000 (price 1.99 €/min + local call charge) Open 24/7
Online ticket sales: https://matkahuolto.fi/en/
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