Your Destination - Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta’s special location in the border region between the East and the West, on the southern shore of the fourth largest lake in Europe, Saimaa, has favored and shaped local business and industry and also added unique features to the local culture. Throughout history, excellent transport links in all directions have been considered to be a vital element for the vitality of the region. The region’s natural beauty and Karelian atmosphere attract visitors to the area.
Lappeenrannan kaupunki ilmakuva keskusta

Your trip to Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta airport

We have a small airport in Lappeenranta; however, the flights are provided only from 6 international destinations - Bergamo (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Thessaloniki and Athens (Greece). If you are lucky and live near one of these cities, you may book a flight directly to Lappeenranta.

To check timetables for the Ryanair flights please visit Ryanair web pages.

Helsinki-Vantaa international airport

You can book the flight to Helsinki-Vantaa international airport, and from there you can take either a train or a bus to Lappeenranta. Note that it is difficult to reach Lappeenranta at night time so try to book your flight and travels for daytime.

All busses and trains in Lappeenranta are going through the Lappeenranta Travel Centre. Your tutor student will be at the Travel Centre to meet you as long as you have notified your arrival time. Once you have a student card you will be able to receive discounts on local and national travel tickets. Therefore, please remember that you might not be able to get a student discount when arriving to Lappeenranta as you will not have your Finnish student card yet. 

To check timetables for the buses please visit Matkahuolto or Onnibus web pages.
To check timetables for the buses please visit VR web pages.

City of Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta region
 Autumn leaves on path