Arrival in Finland and in Kajaani

Most students fly to Helsinki first and continue to Kajaani from there.  Please note that unfortunately the student discount may not be available before starting the studies at KAMK as the International student cards are not always accepted for travelling. 

Please note that unless you inform us of your arrival, we will not be able to arrange reception.

Please check and follow the regulations given by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) regarding Covid-19 pandemic.

In Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located about a half an hour away from the Helsinki city centre. If you are taking the train from Helsinki onwards, you can take the train directly from the airport. Additional information for the long-distance train connections can be found on the train company's website, read more from VR website . When buying a long-distance ticket, please choose ‘Helsinki Airport’ as your departure station. 

The buses to Kajaani leave from Kamppi bus station in Helsinki, which is located close to the main railway station.

In Kajaani

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 bottom of this page. 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. 15 - 40 euros / person 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 at the latest one week before your arrival. Note, arrival in the middle of the night (between 22.00 and 06.00) is not recommended. 

There are no shops in the campus area and that the student restaurant and cafes are only open during school hours. Take this into consideration if you arrive late in the evening or during the weekend. Also the airport in Kajaani is small and there are no shops available. There are no ATMs on campus.

Please note also that the student accommodation has no sheets, towels, kitchen ware etc. Note also that not all apartments have a mattress either, so check that before arrival.  

Fill in the Notice of Arrival to inform us of your arrival date and time.