Getting there & away
The Kruunupyy/Kronoby airport is 22km southeast of Kokkola and served by a regional bus service. Buses meet arriving flights and go to Kokkola (€6) and Jakobstad/Pietarsaari (€5). There are several flights a day to/from Helsinki, run by Finnair subsidiaries.
There is a major train station in Kokkola and all trains using the main western line stop here. The daytime journey from Helsinki (€50.30, seven daily) takes under five hours; there are also several night trains.
If you're driving to or from Jakobstad, a scenic (and quicker) alternative to the main highway is to take road 749, which crosses the island of Luoto.