Kuopio Airport is 14km northeast of Kuopio. Finnair (www.finnair.fi) operates daily flights to/from Helsinki.
Kuopio airport is 14km north of town and is serviced by airport buses from Monday to Friday.
In summer, Saimann Laivamatkat Oy operates regular cruises between Kuopio and Savonlinna.
Services depart from the bus station. Express services include the following:
Helsinki (from €10, 5½ hours, frequent) Some require a change in Jyväskylä.
Jyväskylä (€20, two hours, frequent)
Savonlinna (€27.30, 2¾ hours, four daily) Change in Varkaus.
Daily train services include the following:
Helsinki (€41 to €45, 4½ hours, six daily)
Kajaani (€19 to €23, 1¾ hours, five daily)
Mikkeli (€18 to €21, 1¾ hours, four daily)
Oulu (€38 to €45, 4¾ hours, four daily)
Change at Pieksämäki or Kouvola for other destinations.