Lappeenranta Airport is in the immediate vicinity of the city centre. Located next to the border between the EU and Russia, Lappeenranta Airport is only three kilometres from the city centre, a distance easily covered by car, bus or even on foot. Lappeenranta railway and bus stations are also within walking distance of the airport.
The airport is just 30 kilometres from the international border-crossing point of Nuijamaa on the border of Finland and Russia, and Vainikkala international railway station is the same distance away. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg, can be reached in under two hours by train. St Petersburg and Lappeenranta are served by the daily express train Allegro, as well as numerous minibus and bus services.
Highways 6 and 13 meet in Lappeenranta. The airport is along highway 6, making it easily accessible by car. Learn about the ample parking facilities at the airport here. Please, look at the map for details.
It is easy to get to the airport on local buses. Bus no. 4 takes you from the centre of Lappeenranta to the airport and back. Read more about local public transportation. The closest express bus stop to the airport is at Leiri, near the crossing of Lavolankatu and Helsingintie.
Local taxis can be found at the taxi rank in front of the airport terminal when flights are due to arrive or depart. If you wish to book a taxi in advance or have special requirements, please make a reservation with TaksiSaimaa on tel. +358 (0) 200 60 400, https://taksisaimaa.fi/yhteystiedot/
It is also easy to walk to the airport. The distance from Lappeenranta city centre is 2 km, and the railway and bus stations are only 1.5 km away.
Lappeenranta Airport is also accessible by train from Imatra and Kouvola. The railway station is only 1.5 kilometres from the airport. St Petersburg is less than two hours' train ride away from Lappeenranta Vainikkala, making the airport accessible and affordable. Train timetables are available on the VR website.
To rent a car, please visit the car rental websites:
Convenient journey home
You can also use the services at the airport when returning home. After arriving at the terminal in Lappeenranta, you can collect your luggage at the baggage claim in the arrivals hall.
Your airline is responsible for baggage handling. If your luggage has not arrived or is damaged, please submit a notification at your airline's service desk at the airport.
Your journey into the city and back home will be convenient, whatever method you use. Learn more about the alternatives and timetables on the Matkahuolto and VR websites.
Don't forget to make the most of the excellent shopping opportunities in Lappeenranta before heading home! http://www.visitlappeenranta.fi/en/