Arabia Campus - Creative Campus

Metropolia’s Arabia Culture Campus is a vibrant urban arena for ideas and stories. The campus attracts creative minds from diverse cultural fields, continuing the district’s long tradition of arts and design while boldly moving ahead in new directions.

Metropolia's all operations of Culture and Arts will be centralized in Arabia, Helsinki by 2020. Metropolia will serve an important role in contributing and profiling area as Helsinki's heart of creative arts.

There will be 1400 students and 200 staff members in Arabia Campus. The campus will be located in two premises 500 meters apart: a new campus in Arabia135 was opened in August 2018, address Hämeentie 135 D, and the present campus in Hämeentie 161 yet remains.


Degree programmes in Hämeentie 135 D

Visiting Arabia Campus Arabia135

Arabia Campus is located in the block of Arabia135 in Helsinki’s area called Arabianranta with long tradition of arts. The address is Hämeentie 135 D, Helsinki.

You can reach Arabia Campus from Helsinki Central Station by car in 10 minutes, by public transportation in less than 30 minutes and by bicycle in 25 minutes. The campus can be reached from Helsinki-Vantaa airport in 20 minutes.

Public transportation

  • Tram number 6 has its terminal point in Arabia
  • Bus lines 71, 71v and 68 from Helsinki Railway Square, and line 74 from Hakaniemi stop near the entrance of the Arabia Campus
  • Crossing bus traffic lines run along Koskelantie and Viikintie, a 600-meter-walk from the campus
  • Buses towards Lahti and north run along Lahdenväylä, Highway 4
  • To find tram, bus and bicycle connections and timetables, please use the journey planner

By bicycle

  • The City Bike station is located in front of the entrance of the Campus
  • Attach and lock your bicycle on the cycle stands in front of the doorway A

By car

  • To Helsinki city center 10 min.
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport 20 min.
  • Ring I 8 min.
  • Ring III 15 min.
  • Highway 4 towards Lahti and north 5 min.
  • Finnish national road 1 towards Turku 20-25 min.
  • Vihdintie 20 min.

Car parking

  • Free car parking places are available for 2 or 4 hours on the roadsides of the nearby streets.
  • Arabia Car Park, address Arabiankatu 10, Helsinki, available 24 hours
  • Q-Park Arabiakeskus, address Hämeentie 135, Helsinki, is a smaller car park, the opening hours

Disabled parking

In front of Hämeentie 135 doorway A.

New Building for Music Education

Info coming soon

Arabia 135 on map


One of Metropolia's campuses focusing on Culture and Creative Arts is located in Hämeentie 161, Arabianranta, Helsinki. The following degree programmes operate in Arabia161:

The oldest part of the campus was built in 1899 to industrial use, and later, it has been renovated into a modern learning environment.

Metropolia has also premises in Hämeentie 135 D. Metropolia provides music training in Arabiankatu 2 sharing premises with Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory.

Arabia 161 on map

For further information

Simo Hoikkala.

Mr. Simo Hoikkala
Project Director
tel. +358 50 366 0545
simo.hoikkala metropolia fi

Addresses and Opening Hours

Arabiankatu 2

Visiting Address

Arabiankatu 2
00560 Helsinki

Postal Address

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
PL 4042
00079 Metropolia

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 7.30 am-9.00 pm
Sat 10.00 am-4.00 pm


tel.  +358 400 135 410

Hämeentie 135

Visiting Address

Hämeentie 135 D
00560 Helsinki

Postal Address

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
PL 4072
00079 Metropolia

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 7.00 am-08.00 pm


tel. +358 40 579 8403
vahtimestari_arabia metropolia fi

Hämeentie 161

Visiting Address

Hämeentie 161
00560 Helsinki

Postal Address

Metropolia  University of Applied Sciences
PL 4040
00079 Metropolia

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 7.30 am-10.00 pm


tel. +358 40 196 2818
vahtimestari_hameentie metropolia fi


Metropolia has 8 campuses/premises in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.