Campus maps, addresses and opening hours in Otaniemi
You can also take a virtual campus tour.
Otaniemi is located in Espoo, about 10 kilometres from the centre 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. Aalto University metro station is approximately 11 minutes from Kamppi station (Helsinki).
There might be detours in the centre of Otaniemi due to construction work.
Campus in Otaniemi is in zone B. Tickets can be bought from some bus and tram stops, metro stations or HSL's application.
Metro (Aalto-yliopisto, Aalto University)
The journey from Kamppi to Aalto University in Otaniemi takes 11 minutes.
There are two exits from the Aalto University 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.
By bus and light rail
Besides the Metro, there are some bus lines serving Otaniemi: 52, 111, 550, 510 and 555. All these stop by the Aalto University Metro station, entrance A (Otaniementie). Outside the Metro operating hours bus 108N runs to Otaniemi.
Single metro or bus tickets can be bought in advance at the ticket machines or from the HSL mobile application. The same ticket is valid on buses and the metro.
Light rail line 15 will start operating on 21 October 2023. The line has three stops in Otaniemi; Otaranta, Aalto University metro station and Maari.
There are several construction sites underway on campus, which is why some of the parking spaces are not available. Still parking is available near several campus buildings and along roadsides. The parking areas and construction sites on the campus are marked in the campus map. Some parking areas require a university permit or other permit, some a parking disc or parking fee. There are also several parking areas with an electric car charging stations.
- 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
Virtual Campus Experience
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Opening hours of campus buildings and lobby services
Find opening hours of buildings and lobby services on Otaniemi campus and in Töölö
Aalto Space mobile application
Aalto Space allows you to book conference and group work facilities and helps you navigate the campus.
Buildings in Otaniemi
See the exceptional opening hours on the page for each building.
Open for members 24/7.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre offers you library services and facilities for studying working.
Otakaari 5 I
Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2
Mechanical engineering 1, K1
Mechanical engineering 2, K2
Mechanical engineering 3, K3
Construction engineering, ACRE
Mechanical engineering 4, K4
Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Circular Raw Materials Hub, Space 21
School of Arts, Design and Architecture