Travelling and Accommodation in Helsinki

Travelling and Accommodation in Helsinki

Travelling and Accommodation in Helsinki

How to get to the hotel from the airport

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located about 20 km from the city centre of Helsinki. The journey from the Airport to Helsinki City Centre (and other way around) takes about half an hour.

A taxi from the airport to the city center costs about 30-35 €.

If you prefer public transport there is a Finnair bus connection to city centre from the airport


Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has units in several locations in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

The International Week lectures/seminars/workshops will be held in three different locations in Helsinki.

1. Vanha viertotie 23 campus/Helsinki: Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics&Orthotics

2. Sofianlehdonkatu 5 campus/Helsinki: Elderly Care, Occupational Therapy, Social Services

3. Mannerheimintie 172 campus/Helsinki: Dental Technology, Optometry


Please take care of your own hotel reservation!

There are no hotels near the campuses so you may take a bus (or tram) from your hotel. The closest hotel

can be reached by bus (or tram) in 20-30 minutes without having to change bus/tram lines. If you prefer to

stay right in the city centre, here are some hotels that our visitors use:

Scandic Continental

Mannerheimintie 46

00260 Helsinki

Scandic Continental has excellent connections and it is just 10 minutes walk from the city center.

Please see more:

Scandic Simonkenttä

Simonkatu 9


This central Helsinki hotel has a fantastic location. At the Scandic Simonkenttä hotel you're only a short walk from popular Helsinki attractions, great shopping and fabulous restaurants.

Please see more:

Day ticket – the easiest way to travel in Helsinki

A day ticket loaded on a single-charge card is the best option if you need to make several journeys during one day or several successive days. Day tickets are valid on all public transport. With your day ticket you can travel as much as you like for 1-7 days. The ticket is valid from the time it is first used, including during the night fare hours.

Helsinki region

Helsinki together with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa forms the Helsinki

metropolitan area with more than a million inhabitants.

On-line Helsinki Region map:

Tourism website of the city of Helsinki:

Contact information

In case you need more information or you are experiencing any problems at any time of your trip or stay in Finland, please contact:

Lea Moua,

International Coordinator

Helsinki Metropoia University of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Welfare and Human Functioning

(Visiting address: Vanha viertotie 23, 00350 Helsinki)

PL 4031, 00079 Metropolia, Finland

Email :

Mobile phone: +358-50-3218428 (inside Finland: 050-3218428)