Transportation and connections
Arriving by air
Bus line 40 operates from Kuopio airport to Kuopio city centre and the university (Route: Lentoasema Airport - Kuopio tori - Savilahti). Single ticket price for a trip from Airport to Kuopio city is 5,50 € for adults and 2,80 € for children (age 7-16).
It’s also usually easy to find a taxi from the airport. Taxi fare from airport to city centre or university is approx. 40 €.
Taxi Kuopio +358 200 111 01.
You can also download "Valopilkku" app for ordering taxis.
Arriving by train
Kuopio Main Railway station is almost in the center of Kuopio city, and it is easy to find a taxi - near the station is a taxi stop. Taxi fare from city centre to course venue costs approx. 20 €. Taxi Kuopio +358 200 30 300. You can also download "Valopilkku" app for ordering taxis.
Kuopio public transport
There are several bus connections from the city center to UEF / Bioteknia 1 building: bus numbers 4, 7, 16, 21, 23, 29, 31, 35, 40.
You can easily find routes on Kuopio City Journey Planner. Bus stop name for course venue (Bioteknia 1) is Teknia E. The bus ride costs 3,30e. Payment with cash only.
Parking near the course venue
If you arrive by your own car, please make sure that you use only legitimate parking slots. Most of the university parking spaces are reserved for university parking permit holders . The Visitor Parking areas are marked on the parking map.
Parking area in front of Bioteknia building is not owned by the university and parking there costs 1e/h and 4e/day.
Hotels in Kuopio are for example
- Hotel Scandic Atlas (in the very centre of Kuopio)
- Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi (a few blocks form the "tori" i.e. market square, beside a beautiful park)
Hostels in Kuopio
There are university guest rooms available for 44e/person/night. There are only 12 rooms available. Two persons can share one room (cost still 44e/person/night). Guest room booking through university facility services.