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Humour Summer School 2012
12th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications


Savonlinna can be reached by air from Helsinki. The timetables and prices of  the summer flights are now available There are morning and an evening flights by Flybe from July 2 onward. Due to Opera Festival there will be high number of travellers, so , it is wise to book a flight as soon as possible. The flight time is about 1 hour. The price of the flight depends on the time of booking and connected  flights. There are shuttle and   taxi connections available from the airport to the town centre. The travel time is about 20 minutes and the price varies between €14 and €26. Group prices can be a bit lower, if you order the transportation beforehand.

 A large taxi will fetch the participants arriving on Monday morning flight at 9.40 o'clock, drive to the hotel, where you can leave you luggage and bring you to Summer School venue. The organisers will pay the taxi.  

Savonlinna can also be reached by train or by bus from Helsinki.   The travel time is 4 – 5 hours. There is one change of the trains at Parikkala. The current price of a one-way ticket in train is about  €56,93 yet, discounts  are available for early bookers, seniors and youth. At the moment VR gives for early special offer: two person with one ticket (€28.50/person).   There are 5 trains between Savonlinna and Helsinki from early morning to late evening, with one exception: on Sundays there is not early train (departure 5.40 o'clock)The end station is Savonlinna when you book your ticket, and  you step off the train at Savonlinna kauppatori.  

If you choose bus - recommended,  if you want to  get a wider picture of Finland - there will be  10, or even more connections around o'clock. It is good to know that depending on the route, the journey takes 4h 50min - 7h35min. The ticket prices are quite the same as in trains and  there are price options too. The busses are clean and air-conditioned, and the roads are in good shape.

There is also the option to order a taxi shuttle from Savonlinna to fetch a group of 9 - 10 persons.  For example, from Helsinki to Savonlinna the charge is about  450 - 500€ per the whole group.    

The staff,  both on railroad and in busses usually know English.

If you have any queries, please, contact  Pirjo Nuutinen   (Pnuuti@gmail.com; GSM: +358-50-3616284)  



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