Arrival in Finland

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. 

In Helsinki

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 or a train directly from the airport.  Read more

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 quickest 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). You can find a good offer of bus connection with Onnibus. Please note that we cannot guarantee reception if you travel with the bus that arrives at Kajaani in the middle of the night.

The timetables and ticket prices can be found on the web pages of the appropriate companies, please see the links for further details. 

The Kajaani Airport is located approximately 10 km from the town center. Train station and bus station are in the town center.

Finding your Accommodation

We will arrange a taxi for all incoming international students unless otherwise agreed. The students will have to pay for the taxi themselves, it will cost approximately 15 - 40 euros/person depending on the arrival place and the location of the accommodation. In there are delays and the taxi has to wait, the price may be higher. The taxi will take you directly to the address of the accommodation, and a tutoring student will welcome you at your 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.