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Getting here

Lahti Region is easy to reach. The city is located less than an hour from Helsinki Airport by train or car, and an hour from the harbours of Helsinki.

Built in connection with the Railway Station, Lahti Travel Centre  is the transport hub of the region bringing local and long-haul traffic and different modes of transport together seamlessly.

By flight

From Helsinki Airport to Lahti

The Ring Rail Line connects air and train traffic and adds ease and comfort for international guests arriving to the Lahti region. You can easily walk from both of the airport’s terminals to the airport’s railway station and stay indoors the entire way. The fastest connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti take less than an hour. More information

The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes 1 h and 10 min – buy your ticket and check the timetables here.


By train

Long-distance transport

All long-distance passenger trains stop at Lahti as do trains to St Petersburg and Moscow. You can get to St Petersburg on the Allegro train in 2 h 45 min.

Lahti Railway Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre, which means that changing from train to bus couldn’t be easier. The Travel Centre is located only a few minutes’ walk from Lahti city centre.

photo: Petri Koivisto

Commuter trains

You can reach Lahti once an hour on Helsinki Regional Transport’s Z commuter train. The journey from Helsinki along the fast track takes an hour.

Regional trains (H trains) travel from Lahti in the directions of Riihimäki–Helsinki and Kouvola–Kotka. They stop at most stations along the way.

In Orimattila, the train stops at Henna railway station. The train from Helsinki to Henna takes 53 minutes.

Buy a ticket and check the timetables




photo: Pro Ilmakuvaus


By bus

Lahti has excellent bus connections from the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as elsewhere in Finland. Lahti Bus Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre together with Lahti Railway Station.

The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes a little over an hour.
From the Helsinki port terminals, you can reach Lahti on several long-haul bus services.

Buy your ticket and check the timetables from Matkahuolto.

photo: Petri Koivisto

Lahti Region Transport (LSL)

The bus stops of local public transport are located along Mannerheiminkatu and Vesijärvenkatu, which run past the Travel Centre. Almost all local buses pass through these streets. Lahti Market Square is the hub of local public transport.

You can see the timetables for Lahti Region Transport (LSL) in the city and surrounding municipalities here. You can buy a mobile ticket from an app you can download from App Store or Google Play.


By car

The Lahti region is along excellent traffic connections and easy to reach from all directions.

  • When arriving from the south, you will travel along the Lahti main road (highway 4), which becomes a motorway (E75). E75 continues past Lahti towards Jyväskylä.
  • When coming from the north, the motorway E75 leads you to the Lahti region. Main road 24 takes you to the Lahti region through the stunning scenery of Padasjoki and Asikkala.
  • When arriving from the east on main road 12, you will land directly in the city centre from where the road continues towards Tampere.
  • When coming from the west on road 12, it changes into Hämeenlinnantie when you enter the Lahti region. The main road runs through the city and continues towards Kouvola.

Incoming routes on the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency’s maps

The journey from Helsinki to Orimattila goes along the highway E75. You can reach Orimattila from Lahti along the way of Lahdentie 167 in 15 minutes.


More information: Visit Lahti