How to get to Otaniemi?

Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland, is around 10 km from the capital Helsinki's city centre, and it can be easily reached by public transport.

Otaniemi Campus. Photo: Aalto University/Mikko Raskinen

By bus

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) has many bus routes between Helsinki and Otaniemi. Please, visit their website for detailed timetables.

The journey from Helsinki takes some 10–25 minutes depending on the chosen route. Single tickets can be bought beforehand from ticket machines or from the driver (5,5€, allowing you to travel between the cities i.e. from Helsinki to Otaniemi in Espoo).

Please note: Changes to traffic in the Otaniemi campus area as of 18 December 2015. Due to construction work on the building Väre, Otaniementie closes to traffic between Vuorimiehentie and Tietotie on Fri 18 Dec. Bus services diverted to alternate routes. Read more at

Some stops in Otaniemi:

  • Alvar Aalto park
  • Otakaari
  • Konemies

By plane

Otaniemi is approximately 22 km away from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. (

  • taxi fare is around 40 euros
  • public transport from the airport takes around an hour (bus, train)

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