How to Reach Us
Lappeenranta is easy to reach from all over Finland. Highways 6 and 13 cross the city and there are good train connections.
Lappeenranta University of Technology is located in the Skinnarila district, seven kilometres from the city centre, at Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta.
Temporary access routes and parking places during renovation (2016 - 2018) of LUT main building:
- Access routes for pedestrians (pdf)
- Access routes and parking places for people arriving by car (pdf)
Local bus number 5 goes to the university from the central bus station (matkakeskus) via the city centre. Bus numbers 1 and 3 also run between the university and the city centre.
Bus number 5 leaves from the city centre for the university at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour. Bus number 1 leaves at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.
From the university to the city centre, bus number 5 leaves on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour. Bus number 1 leaves at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.
VR trains travelling in the direction of Joensuu stop at Lappeenranta. There are plenty of trains, and the journey from Helsinki takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Lappeenranta railway station is located 8 kilometres from the university.
From the direction of Helsinki or Joensuu
When driving from Helsinki or Joensuu on Highway 6, turn at the university-marked sign onto the Helsingintie road.
Drive along Helsingintie until you reach the traffic lights. At the traffic lights, turn left in the direction of the university, onto the Skinnarilankatu street.
There is a sign indicating the university on the left side of the street on Skinnarilankatu.
From the direction of Mikkeli
When driving on Highway 13 from Mikkeli, turn left towards Uus-Lavola onto Salpausselänkatu street, about 600 metres before the junction of Highway 6.
Drive for about 3.2 kilometres along Salpausselänkatu, and turn left onto Helsingintie road.
Drive along Helsingintie for about 1.2 kilometres. Turn at the first traffic lights onto Skinnarilankatu street in the direction of the university. There is a sign to the university along Skinnarilankatu.
Temporary access routes during renovation (2016 - 2018) of LUT main building:
From the airport
Lappeenranta Airport is located 8 kilometres from the university.
There is a taxi stand at the airport, tel. +358 20 060 400.
- Helsinki 230 km
- Imatra 40 km
- Joensuu 230 km
- Kouvola 90 km
- Lahti 150 km
- Mikkeli 110 km
Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT
Tel. +358 294 462 111