Getting there & away
Mikkeli is a transport hub between Helsinki (€32.30, 3½ hours) and eastern Lakeland or Kuopio (€25.60, 2½ to four hours) to the north, so plenty of buses pass through in all directions. The bus station is on the northern side of the kauppatori.
There are up to five trains daily from Helsinki and a similar number of connections from towns in the north. From other directions, change at Pieksämäki or Kouvola.
There are lake cruises between Mikkeli and Ristiina in summer; the Mikkeli tourist office has schedule and fare information.