Travel info


Nantech2019 will be held in the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland

Building: A-Grid
Address: Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo

About Otaniemi campus  and map of the campus

How to get to Otaniemi

By air

The closest airport is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. Transport from airport to Otaniemi campus is easiest by train and metro or by taxi. The trains (I and P trains) go to Helsinki central railway station about every 10-20 minutes and the metro (towards Tapiola and Matinkylä) from the central railway station to Aalto University (Aalto-yliopisto) metro station about every 2.5 – 10 minutes. The total travel time is about one hour. Tickets (ABC-zone) cost 4.60 € from a ticket machine  or from the mobile app. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes and includes changes. Tickets must be purchased from ticket machines located at all stations or from the app in advance, there is no ticket sale on trains or on the metro. Taxi is a faster option and takes 20 – 40 min depending on traffic. Taxi costs about 45 € from the airport to the Aalto University area and 40 € to the Helsinki Center.

By metro & bus

Otaniemi can be reached easily by using a bus or a train to connect to the metro (dashed orange line) or the bus line 550 (orange solid line). The Helsinki downtown area is connected to Otaniemi by metro and the trip takes around 15 minutes depending on the station where you enter. For other public transport connections inside the metropolitan area, you can refer to the HSL route planner, which shows you the best connections between a given starting and ending point, and also shows timetables. The ticket to Otaniemi from Helsinki is the AB-zone ticket, which costs 2.80€ bought from a ticket or from the app. The ticket is valid for 80 minutes and includes changes. For more detailed information about the tickets and public transportation regions can be found on the Helsinki public transportation (HSL) website.

A note on metro exits and Google Maps

At the Aalto University metro station in Otaniemi take Exit A, walk across the little piazza and up along Otakaari to reach the A-Grid building at Otakaari 5 in about 10 minutes. Google Maps seems to suggest a rather complicated detour via Exit B, Tietotie and Maarintie which is almost twice as long. (The HSL route planner gives you the correct route.)


Re­gis­tra­tion fee does not in­clude ac­com­mod­a­tion.
There is a hotel, a hostel and a guest house in the vicinity of the workshop site.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Otaniemi
Forenom Hostel ,  Otaniemi
Aalto Inn, Otaniemi

In addition, the Helsinki downtown area is connected to Otaniemi by metro and the trip takes around 15 minutes depending on the station you enter.

We recommend participants to book  accommodation as early as possible.