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Travel to North Karelia

BY AIR

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FROM HELSINKI TO JOENSUU
Finnair flies between Helsinki and Joensuu on Monday to Friday 5 times and on Saturday to Sunday 2-3 times per day.
Flying time is approx. 1 hour.

» Check the schedules from Finnair website

Distance from the airport to Joensuu city centre is approx. 10 km. You can either take a bus, a taxi or a rental car.

Airport bus for Finnair customers: The bus to the city center leaves right after each flight arrives from the front of the airport. The bus from the city center to the airport leaves from the bus station 50 min. and from Koskikatu street 45 min. before each flight takes off. The airport bus operates from Monday to Friday (not Sat-Sun).

Taxi Centre Joensuu, tel. +358 (0)600 90100
(1,16 €/call + 0,99 €/min + local charge)

» More information about connections from Joensuu Airport


FROM HELSINKI TO KUOPIO
Both Finnair and Blue1 flies between Helsinki and Kuopio. Finnair has up to 7 fights per day, Blue1 has 2 flights per day except from Saturday. Flying time is 1 hour.

Kuopio-Joensuu
Distance is apprx. 140 km. Driving time approx. 2 hours

Kuopio-Nurmes
Distance is approx. 130 km. Driving time approx. 1 hour 40 min.

» More information about connections from Kuopio Airport




BY TRAIN

Pendolino. Kuva: VR

VR has 7-8 train connections daily from Helsinki to Joensuu.
» Check the timetables

BY CAR

Distances to Joensuu:
Helsinki 440 km
Tampere 395 km
Turku 542 km
Rovaniemi 550 km

» Travel and transportation information by The Finnish Transport Agency
Travelling in North Karelia

BY TRAIN

Kiskobussi. Kuva: VR

Regional train travels from Joensuu to Nurmes through Lieksa twice a day.
» Check the train timetables

BY BUS

Both regional and nation wide bus timetables can be found from Matkahuolto travel services.
» Check the bus timetables

BY CAr

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Distances from Joensuu:
Koli 70 km
Nurmes 132 km
Lieksa 95 km
Ilomantsi 73 km
Kitee 68 km

Rent a car
- Autovuokraamo Aaltonen Oy Avis and Autovuokraamo Budget, Tel. +358 13 122 222, 050 540 7840, joensuu@avis.fi, www.budget.fi
- Autovuokraamo Europcar, Joensuu, Merimiehenkatu 37, Tel. +358 40 306 2852, www.europcar.fi
- Autovuokraamo Hertz Auto Rent Oy, Itäranta 12, train station, Tel. +358 400 716 677
- Scandia Rent, Ukkolantie 3, Tel. +358 40 311 9400, www.scandiarent.fi
- Neste Kaltimontie Autovuokraamo, Kaltimontie 1, Tel. +358 13 223 333, +358 500 188 845, www.nestekaltimontie.com

BY TAXI

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- Taxi Centre Joensuu, tel. +358 (0)600-90100 (1,16 €/call + 0,99 €/min + local charge)
- Taksikoli, tel. +358 (0)500 374 004, 0400 374 004
- Kolin taksipalvelu, tel. +358 (0)400 372 301
- Ilomantsi taxi station, tel. +358 (0)13 881 111
- Nurmeksen ulataksi, tel. +358 (0)100 4144
- Valtimo taxi station, tel. +358 (0)13 450 080
- Lieksa taxi, tel. +358 (0)13 522 522
- Kitee taxi, tel. +358 (0)100 9979 (0,56 € + local charge)
- Tohmajärvi taxi station, tel. +358 (0)500 621 078
- Kesälahti taxi station, tel. +358 (0)13 371 755, (0)13 106 441

» Koli shuttle taxi
(online reservation)