How to reach Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta is easy to access by car, bus or train. Or catch a flight with Ryanair or airBaltic, which all land at our downtown airport. There are no traffic jams in our “small big” city, and it is easy to find your way down here.
Here are the options of travel to Lappeenranta as suggested by the conference organizers.
Ryanair flies between Dusseldorf and Lappeenranta on Wednesdays and Sundays. The prices are around 45eur one way.
You can fly to Helsinki, get to a train station and take one of eight daily trains to Lappeenranta (buy ticket or see timetable). The distance between Helsinki and Lappeenranta is approximately 230 km (a little over two hours by train). Around 200 international flights a day arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, which is situated 19 km from the centre of Helsinki. From the airport, you can take Bus 61 to get to Tikkurila railway station in 20 to 25 minutes. You can also take the Finnair City Bus, which will take you to the central railway station of Helsinki in about 30 minutes. Of course, you can also take a taxi to the railway station. A one-way fare to the central railway station costs about 40-50 €.
In connection to registration we will ask attendees’ willingness to take a bus from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport straight to their hotels at Lappeenranta. The price will be around 20-30 € (one way) per person. We will organize some busses based on demand. More information will be provided later.
For small groups of people, the most convenient way of travelling from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Lappeenranta may be renting a car.
When you are arriving in Lappeenranta from Russia, taking a train is a viable option. Allegro train has several daily connections from St. Petersburg to Vainikkala station that is 26 km from the centre of Lappeenranta. From Vainikkala Rail Station you can take a bus to Lappeenranta Centre.
There are daily ferries to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. All the ferry companies offer the opportunity to take a car with you. For Finns it is actually quite common to drive down to the central Europe through Sweden and Denmark. Finns on the other hand enjoy the four and two-wheel visits of other Europeans. So especially if you are European, why don’t you take your family along and drive up to Finland. Ferries to Helsinki leave from many ports, such as Travemünde, Rostock, Stockholm, and Tallinn. Using the car and ferry combination can provide you freedom and unforgettable experiences.
Links to some service providers:
Local taxi number in Lappeenranta area: +358 200 60 400