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Opening hours and tickets

Helsinki Book Fair 28-31 Oct 2021
Thu–Sat 10:00–20:00, Sun 10:00–18:00
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You can visit Messukeskus with confidence. Check out our safety instructions for a safe event visit >>

We recommend buying tickets in advance online

You can purchase tickets from the Messukeskus webshop easily without queues and service fees! Order by 13 October to benefit from cheaper prices. In addition to the fair visit, tickets purchased at the webshop include one-month access right to the online programme. Tickets bought at the Messukeskus entrance only include the fair visit.

Ticket prices until 13 October

• Adults EUR 18
• Special ticket* EUR 12
• Group ticket (min. 10 persons) EUR 12/person
• Family ticket** EUR 39
• Four days, adults EUR 32
• Four days, special ticket EUR 22

Ticket prices, 14–27 October

• Adults EUR 19
• Special ticket* EUR 13
• Group ticket (min. 10 persons) EUR 13/person
• Family ticket** EUR 42
• Four days, adults EUR 33
• Four days, special ticket EUR 24

Ticket prices from 28 October 

• Adults EUR 20
• Special ticket* EUR 14
• Group ticket (min. 10 persons) EUR 14/person
• Family ticket** EUR 46
• Four days, adults EUR 36
• Four days, special ticket EUR 26

Please note!

Free admission for children under 7 years.
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
*Special ticket (discount groups): Children (7–15 years), pensioners, conscripts, students, unemployed persons, crisis management veterans. Instructions »
**Family ticket: entrance for up to 2 adults and 3 children (7–15 years).
All-days entry: all-days (four-day) tickets bought at the webshop must be exchanged for a wristband or a personal printed ticket at the Messukeskus service counter.

Special tickets for school children

Primary school pupils, upper secondary and vocational school students and their teacher can visit the fair for EUR 7 per person. Tickets for school children are available at the Messukeskus entrances on Thursday and Friday, 28 and 29 October.

Online programme ticket

The programme ticket gives you access to view the online programme of Helsinki Book Fair for one month. The programme ticket does not include entry to the fair.
• Until 27 October EUR 8
• From 28 October EUR 10

At the same time with the same ticket: Wine Village

Wine Village is open on Thursday–Saturday at 10 a.m–8 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m–6 p.m. Children under 18 may enter the event only in the company of an adult. Read more >>

You can now use culture and combined sports and culture benefits to pay entrance fee to Helsinki Book Fair. Edenred, Smartum, Eazybreak and ePass cultural benefits or combined sports and cultural benefits can be used as payment. The benefit is available at the cashier’s desks at the entrances of Messukeskus.

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How to find us

Messukeskus is easy to reach by car, public transport or foot.




The full-service event venue has everything, from ATMs to child-care rooms.

Services at Messukeskus



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