Arrival in Finland and in Kajaani
Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located about a half an hour bus drive away from the Helsinki city centre. If you are taking the train or bus from Helsinki onwards, the easiest way to get to the city centre is to take a Finnair bus. Finnair buses operate between the airport and city centre (railway station) every 20-30 minutes. The railway station is located in the city centre and the Finnair bus goes directly to the main railway station.
A train connection between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Helsinki city centre was opened in July 2015.
The buses to Kajaani leave from Kamppi bus station in Helsinki, which is located close to the main railway station.
Kajaani is located about 600 kilometers from Helsinki. The easiest way to travel to Kajaani is to take a flight (approx. 1 hour), but you can also travel by train (approx. 7 hours) or bus (8-10 hours). The timetables and ticket prices can be found on the web pages of the appropriate companies, please see the links on the right.
The Kajaani Airport is located approximately 10 km from the city center. Train station and bus station are in the city center. Kajaani UAS campus and student accommodation are located approximately 2 km from the city centre.
Finding your Accommodation
We will arrange a taxi for the incoming students unless otherwise agreed. The students will have to pay for the taxi themselves, it will cost approx. 10-20 Euros depending on the arrival place and the location of the accommodation. The taxi will take you directly to the address of the accommodation, and a tutoring student will be welcoming you by the accommodation with your room keys. Please note that there is no reception available unless you have informed us of you arrival date and time and that arrival in the middle of the night (between 23.00 and 05.00) is not recommended.
Please note that there are no shops in the campus area and that the student restaurant and cafes are only open during school hours. Please consider this if you arrive late in the evening or during the weekend. Also the airport in Kajaani is small and there are no shops available.
Fill in the Notice of Arrival to inform us of your arrival date and time.