Campus maps, addresses and getting to Otaniemi
Otaniemi is located in Espoo, about 10 kilometers from the center of Helsinki, which can be reached by metro and bus directly to the campus, and has good public transport links from other parts of Espoo and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There might be detours in the centre of Otaniemi due to construction work.
The journey from Helsinki and Vantaa passes over the city limits, so a region ticket is needed. Tickets can be bought from buses, metro stations or HSL's application.
Metro (Aalto-yliopisto, Aalto University)
There are two exits from the Metro station, Otaniementie and Tietotie. Via Otaniementie, you can access the Main Building Dipoli, Väre, School of Business, the Undergraduate Centre and the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. Via Tietotie, you can easily reach Micronova, the Computer Science Building and the Open Innovation House.
The Metro line's end station in the west is Tapiola or Matinkylä (Espoo), and in the east Vuosaari or Mellunmäki (Helsinki). The Metro runs every 2.5 minutes at Aalto University station during the rush hour, and every 4–5 minutes at other times. The journey from Kamppi to Aalto University in Otaniemi takes 11 minutes.
Besides the Metro, there are some bus lines serving Otaniemi: 111, 550, 551, 552 and 555. All these stop by the Aalto University Metro station, entrance A (Otaniementie). Outside the Metro operating hours bus 551N runs to Otaniemi, via Metro station's entrance B (Tietotie).
Single Metro or bus tickets can be bought in advance at the ticket machines or from the bus driver. Please note, that you need a regional ticket (seutulippu in Finnish) in order to travel from Helsinki to Otaniemi and Aalto University (Espoo city). The same ticket is valid on buses and the Metro.
- Otaniemi is approximately 22 km away from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
- Taxi fare is around 40 euros (travel time about 30 minutes).
- Public transport from the airport takes about an hour: either the train or bus the Helsinki Central Railway station and metro to Aalto University, the train to Huopalahti and change to bus 550, or bus 617 to Tuusulanväylä and change to bus 552
Buildings in Otaniemi
Main building of Aalto University.
Address: Otakaari 24
Mon-Fri at 7.45-21.45, Sat at 9.30-21.45.
Address: Otakaari 11
Mon-Fri 12-16. (10-16 on the first weekday of every month).
Address: Otakaari 7
Address: Otaniementie 12
Mon-Sat 6.00-00.00, Sun 9.00-00.00.
Address: Otakaari 5
Mon-Fri 8.00-20.00, to members 24/7.
Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5.
Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45 and by agreement
Address: Konemiehentie 4.
Service hours Mon-Thu 13-17
Address: Otaniementie 9. Modern learning centre designed by Alvar Aalto, finished in 1969, and renovated in 2016.
Address: Otakaari 1
Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00
Address: Kemistintie 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.
Address: Sähkömiehentie 3. Open 24/7.
Maarintie 8, Espoo
Address: Tietotie 3
Address: Metallimiehenkuja 4
Mon-Thu 8.00-17.00, Fri 8.00-16.00
Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Address: Maarintie 6
Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00
Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30
Address: Puumiehenkuja 3. Mechanical engineering 2, K2. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45
Address: Puumiehenkuja 5, Mechanical engineering 3, K3. Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30
Rakentajanaukio 4, R Building
Address: Rakentajanaukio 4
Address: Konemiehentie 1.
Aalto University Business Students (KY) Festival Hall.
Open by agreement.
Address: Sähkömiehentie 4
Address: Konemiehentie 2. Mon-Fri 8.00 - 15.30
Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Address: Tietotie 1
Address: Tietotie 1 E
Address: Otakaari 22. Restaurant Mon-Thu 10:30-16:00, Fri 10:30-15:00
Aalto Bioproduct Centre.
Address: Vuorimiehentie 1
Address: Vuorimiehentie 2
Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.