Travelling to Joensuu

Joensuu is easily reachable from Helsinki both by plane and train.

By train

Finnish railways (VR) provides transportation from Helsinki to Joensuu and a travel takes approximately 5 hours. Tickets are sold both online and at the Helsinki train station. A one-way fare is approximately 65-70 € but the prices vary and sometimes special offers take a place. You can normally find cheaper tickets during 1 - 6 weeks before the departure of the train. The last train to Joensuu departures from Helsinki around 18:00.Timetables and prices can be ckecked from the Finnish railways (VR) webpages.

 

By airplane

Flights from Helsinki to Joensuu take about one hour and the prices for return flights (starting from 90 €) are cheaper than train tickets when booked early enough. One-way tickets are generally a way more expensive than return flights and it might be wise to buy a return flight even though you would only need a one-way ticket. The connections are operated by Finnair.

An airport bus (fee 5 €) operates between Joensuu airport and city centre from Monday to Friday. The bus waits for plane arrival and on the way back, the bus leaves from bus station 50 min before takeoff. Route for the airport bus

Taxis operating in the Joensuu region are on call at the taxi stand in front of the airport during the scheduled arrival times. The fee to the city centre is 20-30 €. In case you need to call a taxi, the number is 0601 10100.