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

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Train  •  3 h 6 min

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

$104 - $135

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Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saimaa 163.8 miles

$35 - $55

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

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

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

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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€.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Saimaa.
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  • 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)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Lappeenranta
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi

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