Imatra in detail
The bus and train stations are 3km north of Imatrankoski in Mansikkala, and are linked by frequent local buses (€3). Otherwise you’ll need a taxi.
Long-distance buses are operated by Matkahuolto (www.matkahuolto.fi) and budget company Onnibus (www.onnibus.com), but trains offer the speediest connections:
Helsinki (€37, 2½ hours, seven daily)
Joensuu (€26, two hours, four daily)
Lappeenranta (€5, 25 minutes, two daily)