Joensuu Airport

The Joensuu airport is located approximately 11 kilometers from the city center of Joensuu. You can take an airport bus from the airport to the Joensuu city center. The bus costs 5 euros per person. You can find the timetables and the bus route here. A taxi from the airport to the Joensuu city center costs approximately 30 euros.

Local buses

Local buses leave from stops around the Market Square and you can also get on at stops along the route. Ticket prices depend on your age and the zone you´re traveling in. You can find more information about the bus stops and routes here,

From the city center to Joensuu Arena

The easiest way to get to the venue of the competition is by foot. The distance between the city center and the Arena is only 1,1 kilometers. You can also take a bus number 4 which leaves from the bus stop Koskikatu L and then get off the bus at the bus stop Mehtimäki P.

The venues

The main venue of Taitaja2019 is a multi-purpose hall Joensuu Arena. The other competition venues of the event are Joensuu Icehall and Louhela field.

The opening and the closing ceremonies will be held at the Joensuu Ice hall. Joensuu Ice hall is also the venue of the Taitaja9 final and the Taitaja2019 Enterprise Village.

The seminars will be held at the Joensuu Science Park which is located near the Taitaja2019 competition area.


Taitaja2019 -office will book accommodations for the international competitors. Information about the accommo-dation will be sent to the contact person mentioned in the contact form. The international competitors and trainers can also book their accommodation themselves.

Please note that international visitors are responsible for booking their own accommodatio themselves directly from the hotels listed below. Taitaja2019 -office only books accommodations for international competitors.

You can find more information about the accommodation here.