Practical information for visitors 

If you are interested in participating in an International Week or ICT Summer School organised by Metropolia, please check the application procedure and deadlines. The contact details and further information on the application processes are available in the information box on the right. After acceptance from Metropolia you can proceed with the travel arrangements with the tips below. 

Accommodation options

Helsinki is a relatively small capital city and the public transportation system is excellent, so there are hundreds of accommodation options to choose from during your stay. The prices in a single room in the capital region are often from 70 € up to 170 € euros per night. You will find more information about the available housing options on the Visit Helsinki website or at hotel booking services sites.

Arrival to Helsinki

The Helsinki Airport is 20 kilometres away from the city centre of Helsinki, and the public transport system provides two connections: the train ride takes about 40 minutes and the busride takes about 50 minutes.

  • Ring Rail Line trains I and P between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. Train runs every 10 minutes during daytime.
  • The local bus number 615 between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The bus leaves from right outside the arrival terminals.

A regional ticket (5 €) is required for journeys from Helsinki to the airport and vice versa. Purchase your ticket from a the ticket machine, outlet or by mobile phone before the journey. There are no longer ticket sales in the trains.

Journey Planner will find you the best the public transportation connections in Helsinki region.

There are also Finnair shuttle buses between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The Finnair shuttle bus is slightly more expensive than the local bus.

Taxis are available at the airport, including some special Airport Taxis or Yellow Taxis, which have cheaper rates for groups of clients going in the same direction.

Apart from flying, you can also arrive in Helsinki by sea from Sweden, Estonia, Germany and Poland. The ferry options include e.g. Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Finnlines.

Metropolia campuses

Metropolia has currently 13 campuses/premises in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. We will concentrate our operations on four campuses in 2019. Please check Metropolia website for the Metropolia campuses and the Journey Planner to find the best the public transportation connections.

Need an invitation letter, Erasmus+ or other official documents to be signed?

Official documents such as Erasmus+ Mobility Agreements and visa invitations are issued and signed by International Coordinators upon request.

Contact information

Other practical information

Welcome to Metropolia!

International Staff Week for Non-Teaching Staff

Metropolia has organised the International Staff Week every summer for the non-teaching staff of its partner institutions. International colleagues are invited for this special week to network, benchmark and exchange experiences and best practices.

International Project Week in Business Ethics 

Metropolia Business School welcomes lecturers to teach within theme Business Ethics. The next International Project Week will be organised in May 2019.

For further information, please email kaisa.meghjee-salminen(at)

International Week in Health Care, Rehabilitation and Social Services

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences warmly welcomes faculty members and students from its partner institutions to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas as well as to create inspiring networks under theme “Co-creating Well-being” From 12 to 16 of March 2018.

More information available at International Week website

ICT Summer School

ICT Summer School in August 2019 welcomes lecturers from partner universities to conduct diverse range of courses on Computer Science and Information Technology. The exchange visits are organised under the rules of Erasmus or bilateral agreements. The programme and schedule of the ICT Summer School will be published in April 2019. We are constantly looking for new teachers with their favourite topics to join our team of ICT Summer School teachers. If you are interested to hear more about the opportunities, do not hesitate to contact the Head of ICT Summer School Dr. Antti Piironen (antti.piironen(at)