NOTE: THE BUS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE CONFERENCE – you will need a conference ticket to get access to the event(s). There are discounted and even free options available – see details below.


IGDA Finland and Pocket Gamer want as many folks as possible to have a chance to take part in this event, regardless of location. To make everything more accessible and convenient for our friends outside the Helsinki area we are organising bus rides from hubs at certain sports around the country. The buses, provided by Pocket Gamer, are completely free of charge – you just need to register here and turn up!

We will need to know for the total numbers for the buses so please register by Thursday, September 6 to grab your seat. 

Free buses will depart from: Jyväskylä & Tampere, Turku, and Kouvola & Kotka (see details below).

A part-paid bus will operate from Kajaani, courtesy of Kaja Games (see details below)



Jyväskylä & Tampere

>> IN: Bus leaves from Jyväskylä to Helsinki:
October 1st at 04:30 from Harjukatu bus stop.
Stops at Tampere Bus Station (Hatanpään valtatie 7): approx. 06:30
 Bus leaves from Helsinki back to Jyväskylä:
October 2 at 18:30 (after the event ends)
Stops at Tampere: approx. 20:00



>> IN: Bus Leaves Turku, Joukahaisenkatu 3:
October 1st at 07:00 for Helsinki
>> RETURN: Bus Leaves Helsinki back to Turku: October 2 at 18:30


Kouvola & Kotka

>> IN: Bus leaves from Kouvola, XAMK Kasarminmäki campus:
October 1 at 06:00
the Stop at Kotka XAMK Metsola campus:
October 2 at 07:00 (arrival in Helsinki is 9am)
>> RETURN: Return bus leaves Helsinki back to Kotka then Kouvola:
October 2 at 18:15


Kajaani (NOTE: This is a part-paid bus, made possible by support from Kajak Games. Price per passenger will range from €30-€72, depending on final number travelling.)

>> IN: Bus leaves from Kajaani:
October 1 at 11:00
>> RETURN: Return bus leaves Helsinki back to Kajaani:
October 2 at 18:30




NOTE: The event time of the EB listing is the actual conference’s schedule, NOT the time your specific bus ride leaves – that detail is listed above. The buses will take you to the conference on Tuesday morning and leave on Wednesday evening at around 6.30pm. (You need to sort your own accommodation for the night.)

Connects Helsinki Conference Tickets

This bus ticket does not include entry to the conferences!  

Don’t have a conference pass yet? IGDA members can benefit from a 20% reduction by using the discount code promoted by your IGDA coordinator.  Please use this link to get your discount

Developers who are shortlisted for The Very Big Indie Pitch competition (mobile games) get two complimentary tickets. Interested? Submit your game here.

If you’re a PC indie dev with a game to showcase, we also have a PC Indie Pitch! Submit here.

Students can get a two-day ticket for €68 here.

Universities can also apply for up to 20 free student tickets! Please contact [email protected] to book.

Finally, we have volunteering opportunities for anyone who would like to join our great team for a few days (while getting to see the conference). Sign up to help here.

Any questions? Please contact Sally at [email protected]