• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 2 ways to get from Helsinki to Saimaa by train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Lappeenranta Hki - Jns / ...

$104 - $135

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saimaa 163.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Saimaa is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 35 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Saimaa is to train which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

More details

The distance between Helsinki and Saimaa is 217 km. The road distance is 262 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Helsinki to Saimaa without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Helsinki to Saimaa, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Saimaa is 262 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Helsinki to Saimaa.

Get driving directions

There are 49+ hotels available in Saimaa. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Helsinki to Saimaa.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 135.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Saimaa, Finland?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Saimaa every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
+358 600 41900
Train from Helsinki asema to Lappeenranta
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35

Want to know more about travelling around Finland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.