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Getting There & Away

The airport is 9km north of town. Finnair flies daily from Helsinki; a bus runs from Lönnrotinkatu to coincide with flights. It’s about €25 in a cab. Major car-hire companies have desks here.

Buses serve Helsinki (€34, 8½ hours, two daily), Joensuu (€25, 3½ hours, three daily), Kuopio (€27.50, 2½ hours, six daily) and Oulu (€20, 2¾ hours, four daily).

Trains run to/from Helsinki (€57, 6½ hours, three daily). The train station is on the southern side of the town centre.