Riihimäki is a small town in the junction of southern Finland’s main motorways and railway lines. The town is located about 70 km from Helsinki and the airport, and it takes only 45 minutes to reach Riihimäki from anywhere in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Riihimäki campus is located 1 km from the Riihimäki town centre.
Riihimäki campus has degree programmes in engineering and there are around 1300 students studying here and the number of staff is 50.
Bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Riihimäki
The bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport to Riihimäki is the easiest way to get to Riihimäki. From the Helsinki-Vantaa airport there are several bus connections daily to Riihimäki. The cost is around €14. Express buses to Riihimäki depart right outside Terminals 1 and 2. The ticket can be purchased from the bus driver. Please note that you may have to change buses in Keimolanportti Service Station, about 10 minutes drive from the airport. It is best to consult the driver about the possible change.
Some of the long-distance buses may leave you at the bus stop outside the town. It is best to consult the driver about ordering a taxi for the last four kilometers.
For more information about the bus schedules and other information, please visit www.matkahuolto.fi/en .
Trains from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Riihimäki
There is a train connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Riihimäki, with a change in Tikkurila train station. The train station entrance is located at the airport, in between terminals 1 and 2. The journey takes about 1 hour (depending of the changing time in Tikkurila), and costs from €10 to €14, depending on the type of the train. The seat ticket is included in the train ticket. Please check the timetables from the web site of Valtionrautatiet (VR, Finnish railways, www.vr.fi/eng). You need to buy train tickets beforehand, as those at not sold in the trains.
Bus and train connection from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Tampere-Pirkkala airport is within 30 minutes bus ride from Tampere city centre. The most convenient way from the airport to Riihimäki is a bus to Tampere city centre (Pyynikintori or the railway station depending on the line) and continuing by train to Riihimäki. Almost all Tampere-Helsinki trains stop at Riihimäki. Airport connections with bus timetables are available at www.finavia.fi/en and train timetables at www.vr.fi/en.
Air view of Riihimäki campus
Filming: Matias Sahinoja and Aleksi Ritakallio, Sustainable development (YSKENU14A2).