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About Lahti

Getting here

Lahti region is easy to reach. The city is located less than an hour from Helsinki Airport by train or car, and an hour from the harbours of Helsinki.

By train

The Ring Rail Line connects air and train traffic and adds ease and comfort for international guests arriving in the Lahti region. 

After landing at the Helsinki airport, you can easily walk from the arrivals hall to the airport’s railway station and stay indoors the entire way. The fastest connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti take less than an hour with a change at Tikkurila (or Dickursby in Swedish). 

Check train timetables and more info here. By a VR train ticket here.

By bus

Lahti has excellent bus connections from the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as elsewhere in Finland. Lahti Bus Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre together with Lahti Railway Station, which means that changing from train to bus couldn’t be easier. The Travel Centre is located only a few minutes walk from Lahti city centre.

From the Helsinki port terminals, you can reach Lahti on several long-haul bus services. The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes a little over an hour.

Buy your ticket and check the timetables from Matkahuolto.

By car

The Lahti region is along excellent traffic connections and is easy to reach from all directions.

  • When arriving from the south, you will travel along the Lahti main road (highway 4), which becomes a motorway (E75). E75 continues past Lahti towards Jyväskylä.
  • When coming from the north, the motorway E75 leads you to the Lahti region. Main road 24 takes you to the Lahti region through the stunning scenery of Padasjoki and Asikkala.
  • When arriving from the east on main road 12, you will land directly in the city centre from where the road continues towards Tampere.
  • When coming from the west on road 12, it changes into Hämeenlinnantie when you enter the Lahti region. The main road runs through the city and continues towards Kouvola.

Travelling inside Lahti 

Lahti Region Transport (LSL): The bus stops of local public transport are located along Mannerheiminkatu and Vesijärvenkatu, which run past the Travel Centre. Almost all local buses pass through these streets. Lahti Market Square is the hub of local public transport.

You can check the timetables and ticket prices for Lahti Region Transport (LSL) in the city and surrounding municipalities here. You can buy a mobile ticket from an app (there are two different apps available: LSL app and Waltti Mobiili) which can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play (under the name Lahti Region Transport and Waltti Mobiili).

Travel times

From Helsinki to Lahti

Helsinki (by train/by car)50 min - 1 h
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (by train/by car)48 min - 1 h

Flight times to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport

Stockholm, Sweden1h
Oslo, Norway1 h 25 min
Frankfurt, Germany2 h 35 min
London, England3 h 10 min
Beijing, China7 h 35 min
New York, United States8 h 45 min
Tokyo, Japan13 h 30 min

Ferry trip times to Helsinki harbours

Stockholm, Sweden15 h
Tallinn, Estonia2 h 15 min
Umeå, Sweden (to Vaasa, Finland)4 h 30 min

For more information, please visit https://visitlahti.fi/en/frontpage/getting-here/.