Helsinki Public Transportation

For the students staying in Helsinki, the easiest way to get to Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo is using public transportation.

Buses from Helsinki to Otaniemi

From Helsinki city centre you get to Otaniemi by taking a bus from Kamppi; take one of the buses 102 & 103 and get off at the stop Miestenmetsä.

Buses from Otaniemi Campus to Arabia Campus

As part of the school’s program, we’ll be visiting studios at Arabia Campus. Bus 506 takes you straight form campus to campus, see its schedule here.

Journey Planner

Helsinki Region Transport’s Journey Planner will help you find the right route from where ever you are to where you want to get – Journey Planner

Ticket prices

Single tickets from Helsinki to Espoo cost € 3,00.
5 day ticket to Helsinki-Espoo area costs € 24,00,
and 7 day ticket € 32,00.

For more information, visit HSL website

Restaurant Day

If you arrive in Helsinki already on Sunday August 17, do visit Restaurant Day with its hundreds of one-day restaurants!

Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.

Find out more on Restaurant Day’s website 


Some recommended exhibitions going on in Helsinki museums in August:

Tove Jansson 
at Ateneum
To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914-2001), Ateneum will host a major centenary exhibition presenting Jansson’s impressive career as an artist, illustrator, political caricaturist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories.

Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve
at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
The overriding theme in the artist’s large scale installations, films, photographs, objects, and neon works is human and social morals – our responsibility for our own fate and that of others. Presented on two floors at Kiasma, the retrospective show comprises more than 40 works from 1974–2014, including such ground-breaking works as Lament of the ImagesThe Silence of Nduwayezu and The Sound of Silence.

Ilmari Tapiovaara
at Design Museum
The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. In honour of the event, Design Museum will stage an extensive exhibition of Tapiovaara’s work. The theme is considered in particular from the perspectives of the social responsibility of the designer and sustainable development. The exhibition will present interior designs, furniture and previously undisplayed sketches from archives. A book will be published in connection with the exhibition.

at Helsinki City Museum / Hakasalmi Villa
Photo exhibition Brylcreem (Rasvaletti) at Hakasalmi Villa takes you back to the 1950s, a time of rebuilding. The photographs of the exhibition are full of memories and nostalgia: milk shops and nylon stockings, Brylcreem and leather jackets, the Olympics and Miss Universe Armi Kuusela.