Travel Information

Below you find information about travelling to the campuses on the Western coast, Vaasa and Jakobstad, and to the campuses in the South-West, Turku and Raseborg. The English name of a Finnish town is either its Finnish or Swedish name: if the majority of the population speaks Finnish as mother tongue the Finnish name is used and vice versa. Below you find the names in both languages.

VAASA (Vasa in Swedish)

PLANE
There are regular connections from Helsinki and Stockholm to Vaasa airport. The airport is situated 9 km from the city centre.

TRAIN
If you travel from Helsinki there are both straight train connections and connections that require a change. You find the timetables here: https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/SearchResultDomestic.do
The travel centre in Vaasa with railway and bus station is right in the city centre.

BUS
Onnibus https://www.onnibus.com/home
Matkahuolto https://matkahuolto.fi/en/

FERRY
There is a daily ferry connection between Vaasa and Umeå in Sweden https://www.wasaline.com/en/

For more information about getting to Vaasa and tourist information please see https://www.vaasa.fi/en/see-and-experience/

JAKOBSTAD (Pietarsaari in Finnish)

If you arrive in Helsinki, you can go to Jakobstad by train, bus or plane.

TRAIN
The train from Helsinki doesn’t pass through Jakobstad. The closest railway station is located in Bennäs (Pännäinen in Finnish), approx. 10 km from Jakobstad. There is a shuttle bus service available at the railway station (except on Saturdays).

BUS
Onnibus https://www.onnibus.com/home
Matkahuolto https://matkahuolto.fi/en/

PLANE
The airport closest to Jakobstad is Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport, located in Kronoby (Kruunupyy in Finnish), 30 km from Jakobstad. There is a taxi service waiting at the airport for all scheduled arrivals. The price for a single trip is 20 - 25 €.
Finnair https://flights.finnair.com/en-gb/flights-to-kokkola

For more information about getting to Jakobstad and tourist information please visit https://www.jakobstad.fi/visit-jakobstad-pietarsaari/tourist-services/trafik-en-us/trafikforbindelser-en-us/

TURKU (Åbo in Swedish)

PLANE
The easiest way to travel to Turku is by plane. There are regular connections to Turku from Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Riga, Kaunas, Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Skopje and Alicante. From the airport you can take a local bus or a taxi to the city centre, the trip is about 7 km. A single bus ticket costs 3 € and taxi about 20–25 €.

BUS
If you arrive at the airport in Helsinki you can take a bus from the airport that goes straight to Turku. The buses leave almost every hour and the trip takes about 2,5 hours. You find the timetable here: https://liput.matkahuolto.fi/connectionlist?lang=en&departurePlaceId=p611&arrivalPlaceId=p565&departureDate=2020-06-15#breadcrumb

TRAIN
You can take a bus from Helsinki airport to the main railway station and take a train to Turku from there OR take a commuter train from the airport to Pasila and change to the train that goes from Helsinki to Turku. You find the timetable here: https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/SearchResultDomestic.do. The trip takes about two hours.

FERRY
There are two shipping companies operating the route between Stockholm and Turku, Silja Line and Viking Line. The ferries leave every morning and night to/from Turku. The trip takes about 10 hours.

For more information about getting around in Turku and general tourist information please visit http://visitturku.fi/en/visit-turku-en/turku-environs/getting-around

RASEBORG (Raasepori in Finnish)

Novia’s green campus is situated in Ekenäs, a formerly independent town that is now part of the bigger town of Raseborg.

PLANE
Helsinki airport is the closest airport.

FERRY
There are ferry routes between Helsinki and Stockholm, Tallinn and Travemunde operated by Silja Line, Tallink and FINNLINES

TRAIN
From Helsinki airport you can take a bus to the main railway station in Helsinki and then a train (with destination Turku) to Karis (Karjaa in Finnish) and change to another train (with destination Hanko) to Ekenäs (Tammisaari in Finnish). Or you can take a commuter train from the airport to Pasila (a train station outside Helsinki), change in Pasila to a train with destination Turku, change trains in Karis and continue with the train to Hanko that stops in Ekenäs. You find the timetable for the trains here: https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/SearchResultDomestic.do?request_locale=en. Sometimes the train is replaced by a bus from Karjaa/Karis to Hanko.

For more information about getting to Raseborg and tourist information please see https://www.visitraseborg.com/en/