Accessibility

Accessible Arrival

You can arrive at the festival area by foot or by bike. Festival buses and taxes will drop you off at the festival bus station, located about two kilometers from the festival area, next to the Ruissalo Bridge. Bicycle stands are located near the main gate.

You can arrive accessibly at the festival area by taking a taxi for the disabled or by applying for a personal parking permit for the accessible parking lot. The pick-up and drop-off area for disabled taxis and the accessible parking spaces are both located about 400 meters from the accessible entrance. Instructions on how to apply for a parking permit can be found below. If you have a temporary physical impairment, please contact saavutettavuus@ruisrock.fi.

We recommend that you pre-order a disabled taxi for the journey to and from the festival area. Transport to and from the island will be slower than normal during the festival weekend. The peak travel times are on Friday and Saturday night from 1.00–3.00 am, so we recommend that you order your taxi outside these hours. Please note that those arriving by disabled taxi must hold a taxi card issued by the social welfare services.

A free disabled shuttle runs from Ruisrock to the city center. The disabled shuttle is Ruisrock’s very own disabled taxi, which can carry several wheelchairs and other users of our accessibility services and their assistants.  The disabled shuttle departs from the accessible parking lot and takes passengers to the center of Turku, in front of Mehiläinen at the address Kauppiaskatu 8. There is a taxi stand located nearby. The service is intended only for the users of our accessibility services and their assistants. Please note that the disabled shuttle can only carry a limited number of passengers.

Departure Times of the Disabled Shuttle:

  • Friday, 5 July, 10 pm, 11 pm, 12 midnight, 1 am*, 3 am*, 4 am
  • Saturday, 6 July, 10 pm, 11 pm, 12 midnight, 1 am*, 3 am*, 4 am
  • Sunday, 7 July, 9 pm, 10 pm, 11 pm, 12 midnight, 1 am

* Please note that transport to and from the island will be slower than normal during the festival weekend. The peak travel times are the early hours of Saturday and Sunday from 1.00–3.00 am. Due to this, the disabled shuttle will not depart at all at 2 am. Two disabled shuttles will depart at 1.00 am and at 3.00 am on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle departing at 3.00 am may be late due to traffic.

Accessible Parking Space

The accessible parking lot is located about 400 meters from the accessible entrance. The asphalted parking lot has a limited number of accessible parking spaces. You can apply for an accessible parking space with a disabled parking permit issued by Trafi / the police.

Please note that you must apply for a parking space from Ruisrock in advance due to the limited number of spaces. You cannot access the parking lot without a personal parking permit granted by Ruisrock. The application period for an accessible parking space at Ruisrock has ended.

If you need more information about applying for a parking space, please contact saavutettavuus@ruisrock.fi.

Accessible Entrance

The festival area can be entered via the main gate or a separate, accessible entrance. The accessible entrance is located about 400 meters from the accessible parking spaces. The route to the accessible entrance is asphalt and hard dirt road. Those using the entrance undergo a security check, their festival tickets are scanned electronically, and the general festival guidelines apply to them.

The accessible entrance may be used by the visually impaired and hearing impaired, people with a temporary physical impairment, and people with limited mobility due to a physical condition or disability. An assistant may use the accessible entrance together with an assisted person. Pregnancy is not a reason to use Ruisrock’s accessibility services.