Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
Messuparkki parking hall: Ratapihantie 17
Conference Center parking area: Ratamestarinkatu 13
Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Center is located in the center of Helsinki in the Pasila district. Public transportation options to the venue are excellent, and the Pasila railway station is located just 300 meters from Messukeskus.
There are two entrances to the venue: the Southern Entrance near the Messuaukio square, and the Northern Entrance near the Messuparkki parking hall.
By bus: All buses arriving at Pasila railway station. 506 and 69 to Messukeskus, and buss 551 from Espoo to Pasila railway station.
Trains: All local and long distance trains (except Allegro trains) will stop at the Pasila railway station, which has a direct access to Messukeskus via a pedestrian tunnel. Please note: Some trains don’t run between Pasila and Helsinki Central Railway Station. More information about routes: Journey Planner and VR.fi.
By bicycle: There are bicycle stands by the Southern Entrance and in front of Conference Center. City bikes and stations near Messukeskus.
By taxi: There is a taxi stand in front of the Southern Entrance of Messukeskus. Taxis are allowed to drive directly to the entrance.
From the airport: Local trains I and P run from the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport to the Pasila railway station. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes and trains run every 10 minutes during daytime. Travel time by taxi from the airport to Messukeskus is approximately 15 minutes.
For comparing the prices of trains and buses, we recommend the Matkakeisari website.
The Messuparkki parking hall, which is open 24 hours a day, is located by the Northern Entrance. Address for a GPS device: Ratapihantie 17.
The Conference Center parking area located at the end of Ratamestarinkatu is also available for visitors. Address for a GPS device: Ratamestarinkatu 13.
Parking permit for convention weekend:
24 € for unlimited parking for the duration of the event (Fri – Sun)
• As you enter the parking area take a ticket from the gate and park your vehicle. You can buy a weekend parking permit from any of the Ropecon ticket sales counters. After you have acquired the weekend parking permit, you can throw away the initial ticket you got at the gate.
• This convention weekend parking permit grants unlimited access to all Messukeskus parking areas for the duration of the event without any additional fees.
• There is a limited number of weekend parking permits available and they can only be purchased from the ticket sale counters at Ropecon.
Other parking fees:
12 € for a single-entry 24-hour parking permit
• Parking fees are paid at the automated fee collection machine.
• MPayment methods include cash and most common debit/credit cards.
• Parking fees can be paid upon arrival as well.
Any parking space can be used free of charge when using a valid disabled parking permit. There are 20 marked accessible parking spaces available on the first level (P1) of the Messukeskus parking hall and near the Northern Entrance.
Charging stations for Tesla electric cars (20A 13.8 kW) are located in the second level (P2) of the parking hall. There are five charging stations and they can be used for free while parking. Regular parking fees still apply.
Any parking space can be used free of charge when using a valid disabled parking permit. There are 20 marked accessible parking spaces available on the first level (P1) of the Messukeskus parking hall and near the Northern Entrance. When exiting the parking hall, show the disabled parking permit to the camera at the gate.
Accessible parking is also available at the Conference Center parking area, but since the route to the Southern Entrance from the parking area has a rather steep uphill, we recommend using those at the parking hall instead.
All entrances and passages at the venue are wheelchair accessible. Elevators, which are marked to the maps of the convention area, can be used to move between halls. Most of the restaurants and cafes of the venue are also wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets are also marked to the map.
Navigating through construction sites around Pasila station
Construction work for the new shopping centre Tripla at Central Pasila is well underway, and the renewal of the Pasila railway station is being prepared both inside and outside the station. This can affect some of the routes inside station.
Although there are good arrangements and signs present at the Pasila station, we recommend using the pedestrian tunnels (north of the station) to reach Messukeskus. By using the tunnels you can avoid the construction site and get to the venue faster. You can see the recommended route from Pasila station to Messukeskus here.
Up-to-date information on traffic arrangements and pedestrian routes can be found at the HRT Pasila website. Services and stores available at the Pasila railway station during the construction process can be found on the Pasila railway station website.