The conference is held in Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus. Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. The main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland, 15 minutes away by public transport from the Helsinki City Center.
Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus, Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Access to MARSS2019 venue by public transport
From Helsinki Airport to Otaniemi Campus:
Train: There is a train connection from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Central Station (train I and train P; 35minutes), and from there you can continue with the Helsinki Metro, line towards Matinkylä, to Aalto yliopisto metro station (Aalto University) in Espoo (15 min). Please use exit B to arrive at the conference venue. The train is operating Mon-Fri 04:00 – 00:00 and Sat-Sun 05:00 – 00:00. The metro is operating Mon-Sat 05:00 – 23:30 and Sun 06:00 – 23:30.
Taxi: By Taxi it takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive from Helsinki Airport to Otaniemi Campus and the price is approximately 50 €. Address of the destination: Maarintie 8, Otaniemi, Espoo.
From Helsinki Airport to the city centre
Buses: Line 615 and the Finnair City Bus operate between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Railway Station. Line 617 operates between Helsinki Airport and Hakaniemi market square on rush hours from Monday to Friday. Buses will drop off and pick up passengers only in front of terminal T2 at Helsinki Airport.
Taxi: Taxis are located closest to terminals T1 and T2. Agency-specific price information is available in front of the terminals, on the information screens next to the taxi stands. The price is approximately 50 €.
From Helsinki City centre to Otaniemi:
From Helsinki city centre, central railway station or Kamppi, you can easily arrive by metro to Aalto University metro station (direction Matinkylä or Tapiola). Please use exit B at the Aalto University station, it takes approximately 2 minutes to walk to the venue, the TUAS building (Maarintie 8). From Helsinki city center to Aalto University you should buy a ticket that covers zones A and B.
Taxi: A cost for a taxi from Helsinki city centre to Otaniemi is approximately 30 €. Address of the destination: Maarintie 8, Otaniemi, Espoo.
How to use public transportation
The Helsinki metropolitan area has an integrated public transportation network, covering Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo, Kirkkonummi, Siuntio and Tuusula . The entire area has an integrated ticketing system, HSL, where tickets are valid on all buses, commuter trains, trams, Metro and the some ferries (e.g. Suomenlinna).
The price of the ticket depends on the zone(s) in which you wish to travel. Ticket for zones AB allows to travel to major destinations in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, while with ABC ticket you can also travel from/to the Helsinki airport. For travelling between Helsinki city center and conference venue, it is enough to purchase AB ticket. If your accommodation is located elsewhere than in Helsinki city center, please check correct zones in the HSL Journey Planner.
There are two types of tickets available: single and day tickets. With a single ticket you can use any mode of transport for 80-110 minutes depending on the zone. You can transfer from one vehicle to another with the same ticket while it is valid. Day tickets are available for unlimited use on all public transportation for 1-7 days within selected zones.
Helsinki Card holders can travel free of charge on public transportation within Helsinki.
You may find all public transport ticket prices and other details from HSL web site.
The timetables of trains and buses in the Helsinki metropolitan area are available in the HSL Journey Planner.
Where to buy tickets for public transport?
You can buy a ticket from the following spots: HSL ticket automates, R-kioski, Alepa grocery store or by using HSL mobile ticket app. In the airport, you can also buy tickets in WH Smith and Tourist information. Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket in the trains.