Arrival to Lappeenranta

Apartments are booked for the summer school students for the period 25 June−17 July 2022, so you can arrive one or two days before your course/s start. The LUT Summer School assistant will meet you in the railway/bus station and provide you a ride to your accommodation. In May–June, you will be asked to inform your exact arrival time to Lappeenranta via e-mail.

How to get to Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta is located in South-east Finland, approximately 230 km from Helsinki. When arriving at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, the easiest way to reach Lappeenranta is by bus or by train.

The closest train station to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is Tikkurila station (approx. 20 minutes from the airport). You can take a train from the airport to the Tikkurila railway station and board the train to Lappeenranta. 

Train timetables from Helsinki to Lappeenranta.

There are also different bus connections from Helsinki to Lappeenranta, provided by Matkahuolto and Onnibus.

Trains from Russia

There are train connections from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Vainikkala-Lappeenranta Railway Station. Trains from Russia to Vainikkala.

You can take a call taxi Saimaa to reach Lappeenranta from Vainikkala railway station. There is a fixed taxi fee, EUR 15. You have to book the taxi at least 1,5 hours before your train arrives to Vainikkala. The distance between Vainikkala and Lappeenranta is approx. 25 km.


Visa requirements

Students requiring a visa should apply for a tourist visa by contacting the nearest Embassy of Finland or consulate. For the visa application, the student has to provide a formal Certificate of Admission. As the Certificate of Admission is only issued on receipt of full payment, we recommend that you apply early and pay in full as soon as possible, as the visa application process may take a few weeks.

Make sure that you have travel insurance when you arrive in Finland.

LUT Summer School

Short-term non-degree

June-July 2022

Fields of study
business and technology


3−9 ECTS credits

tel: +358 40 529 7054

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