Valkeakoski is a town in the southern part of Finland, in the middle of the Finnish Lake District, just a 30 minute drive from Tampere, which is the third largest city in Finland. Valkeakoski campus is located 3 km from the Valkeakoski town centre.
Our campus has a very international atmosphere as there are around 200 foreign students. Altogether we have around 800 degree students and the number of staff is 37.
Please notice the campus map on the right hand.
Bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Valkeakoski
There is a convenient bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport to Valkeakoski. Taking a bus is by far the easiest way to get to Valkeakoski. Please check the timetables from the web site of the bus company www.matkahuolto.fi/en.
Add From Helsinki Vantaa Airport To Valkeakoski.
Valkeakoski lukio (Valkeakoski) is the bus stop by the campus.
Please consult the student tutors about the transportation from the Valkeakoski central bus station or bus stop to HAMK campus in Valkeakoski. Long distance buses stop at the Bus station in Valkeakoski, as well as at the following bus stops:
Bus Connection from Tampere-Pirkkala aiport to Tampere
If you are flying to the Tampere-Pirkkala airport, take bus 1A to the Tampere Bus Station. The bus ticket costs €5.50. To search for the bus timetable from the Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the Tampere Bus station, please follow this link https://reittiopas.tampere.fi/ and add Tampere-Pirkkala lentoasema as origin and Tampereen linja-autoasema as destination.
Bus connection from Tampere to Valkeakoski
Bus number 60 and ExpressBus (heading to Helsinki) drives from Tampere bus station to Valkeakoski. The buses leave from Tampere bus station.
The bus 60 schedule is available here: https://www.nysse.fi/en/timetables.html?state=/en/line/60/3
and the ExpressBus schedules search here: https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/
Nysse traffic started on 7th of June 2021 between Tampere and Valkeakoski.
The ticket price depends whether you choose to use Express bus or Nysse bus. ExpressBus costs €10.10. Nysse’s prices you will find on https://www.nysse.fi/en/tickets-and-fares.html The price depend on passenger’s age and role. For prices, please notice that Valkeakoski belongs to the Zone D (4). There are several options for tickets, students might benefit most of Students Nysse Mobiili.
Both busses go to Valkeakoski bus station, but Express bus is faster.
Here is the map of Tampere bus station.
Buses accept only cash and they might not be able to give change if you pay with a bill of €50.
Trains from Helsinki to Toijala (20 km from Valkeakoski)
There is a train connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Toijala which is 20 km from Valkeakoski, 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 1,5-2 hours (depending of the changing time in Tikkurila), and costs from €12 to €34, 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/en). You need to buy train tickets beforehand, as those at not sold in the trains.
There is a bus connection from Toijala to Valkeakoski operated by Valkeakosken Liikenne www.valkeakoskenliikenne.fi but unfortunately this website is in Finnish only. If you need detailed information, please ask help from your tutor or HAMK personnel in advance.