Arrival in Finland
Finland is easy to get to from anywhere in the world. Around two hundred international flights arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport each day. You can also travel to Finland by ferry from Sweden, Germany and Estonia, or by train from Russia.
Transfer to Lahti from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport
If you arrive by air, Lahti is easy to reach from the airport. The city is located less than an hour by train or car, or just over an hour by bus (see below). Buses and trains arrive at Lahti Travel Centre, a transport hub within walking distance of restaurants, shopping streets, sights and attractions and most hotels.
NOTE: We advise participants to book tickets for train or bus travel in advance, using the links given below. It is not always possible to buy tickets on board or at the stations.
The Ring Rail Line (“kehärata”) links Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the national long-distance rail network. It takes about 50 min to travel from the airport to Lahti by rail. Check timetables and ticket prices via the national rail operator VR or via the public transport operator for Helsinki region HSL. Most routes involve one change: you travel a short distance along the Ring Rail Line to Tikkurila Station (P train towards Helsinki), and then change onto the train northwards to Lahti (see map). Note that Lahti may not be the final destination of the train.
The long-distance bus from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport direct to Lahti leaves once an hour. The journey only takes about 1 hr 20 minutes. Please check the timetables and ticket prices here.
Arrival at Lahti Travel Centre
Lahti Travel Centre (Mannerheiminkatu 15, 15100 Lahti) works as a transport hub connecting local and long-distance travel seamlessly. Both long-distance buses and trains stop at the Travel Centre. The city centre is just to the north of the Travel Centre and most hotels are located within a 10 minute walk.
If you wish to book a taxi:
TAXI CALL CENTER tel. +358 (0)601 100 01
(call price/pre-orders 1,24 €/call + 48 cnt/min + Local network charge / Mobile call charge)
LAHTI – GATEWAY TO FINNISH LAKE DISTRICT
Lahti region is well known for winter sports, beautiful nature, the magnificent Salpausselkä Ridge and clear and drinkable Lake Päijänne. The region is currently home to over 200,000 residents.
Click here for more information about Lahti Region