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 over 200 foreign students. Altogether we have 750 students and the number of staff is 40.
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. Please consult the student/ international 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 to Valkeakoski
The best way to travel to Valkeakoski from Tampere-Pirkkala airport is to take a long-distance bus (in the time tables the connection is from Tampere to Helsinki, but the bus will stop in Valkeakoski on the way). Please see above information regarding the names of the bus stops where you will have to ask the driver to stop depending on the location of your apartment. You can find the timetables from here: www.matkahuolto.fi/en.
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.