Continue your journey from the airport

Your studies will start with an orientation for new students. Information on orientation schedule will be sent to you with the admission letter. Please follow the instructions you will receive from our own Aalto school.

You will be also assigned a student tutor whom you can ask guidance regarding arrival. However, student tutors are not necessarily always able to meet all students at the airport. Anyway, it is easy and safe to use taxis and buses to travel in the Helsinki region.

By taxi

  • Taxi stations are located outside the arrivals areas of the terminals. The taxi journey from the airport to the centre of Helsinki takes about half an hour and costs approximately EUR 35-40.
  • There are also three taxi operators at Helsinki Airport that offer special taxi services, such as fixed-fare shared taxi services and chartered drives. This may be a good option if you arrive with a group of friends, for example. The location, opening hours and contact information of taxi operators here.

By train

By bus

  • The Finnair City Bus to the centre of Helsinki (main railway station)
  • Regional buses number 615 and 615T to centre of Helsinki (central railway station). Information on timetables and routes on the HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) homepage.
  • At the airport, the bus stops are situated in front of the terminals. For the exact location of bus stops, please see the maps for terminal 1 and terminal 2.
  • The bus journey from the airport to Helsinki centre takes approximately 35 minutes.
  • A regional bus ticket is valid for the whole journey and costs approx. EUR 5. Tickets can be bought from a ticket vending machine at the bus stop or from the driver on the bus. Also mobile tickets available, please read more here.

More information on the Helsinki Airport homepage

How to travel in the Helsinki region

The public transportation system in the Helsinki region is reliable and efficient. For almost any part of the region there is a public transport connection either by bus, the local train, tram or metro or by a combination of these. You can find the correct route by using the Helsinki Region Transport journey planner. Type your from and to addresses as well as the time of departure or arrival into the journey planner and the service will search the best connections for your journey.

HOAS' main office is located in the centre of Helsinki at Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 29, a walking distance from the central railway station and Kamppi. (Kamppi is a shopping centre and also the main bus terminal in Helsinki.) AYY main office (including housing office) is located in Otaniemi campus.

Buses from centre of Helsinki to Otaniemi campus

  • From Kamppi bus terminal (located on the ground floor of Kamppi shopping centre): buses number 102, 102T (via Lauttasaari) or 103
  • From Kamppi (outside the shopping centre, along Fredrikinkatu street): buses number 194, 195
  • Bus timetables and routes
  • From Helsinki to Otaniemi in Espoo, you need to buy a single, regional ticket. It costs approx. EUR 5. Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines in Kamppi and the central railway station and from the driver on the bus. Also mobile tickets available, please read more here.
  • Note! Once you have enrolled at the university and settled in, you can apply for a personal travel card, which makes moving around much easier. Read more information in the section "living in the Helsinki region, local transportation".
  • Note! There will be major changes in public transport (e.g. bus routes) in 2017 (exact time is not known). Metro starts to operate from Helsinki to Matinkyl√§ (Espoo). Metro route goes to Otaniemi as well. This will have effect on most of the bus routes. Note that bus routes, bus numbers etc. will change. Please check updated information from HSL website.

From the centre of Helsinki to Arabia campus

  • From the central railway station: buses number 68, 71, 71V
  • From the central railway station: tram number 6
  • See the timetables and routes
  • A single ticket inside Helsinki costs around 3 euros. Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines at the central railway station and from the driver on the bus or tram. Also mobile tickets available, please read more here.
  • Note! Once you have enrolled at the university and settled in, you can apply for a personal travel card, which makes moving around much easier. Read more information in the section "living in the Helsinki region, local transportation".