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How to get here

Located in the heart of Lake Saimaa region, Eastern Finland, Savonlinna is easily accessible by train, bus, car, or flying from Helsinki – or even by water of Lake Saimaa. We recommend using public transportation.

By train or bus to the city center

The Savonlinna railway station is situated right in the center, a 15-minute walk from Olavinlinna Castle and the downtown hotels. Nearby stations include Retretti, Punkaharju, and Lusto. Check train schedules and prices here.

The Savonlinna bus station is also located right in the center, approximately a 25-minute walk from Olavinlinna Castle and a 15-minute walk from Savonlinna Market Square. Check bus schedules and prices here.


By air, Savonlinna is just an hour away from Helsinki. During the period of July 1st to August 3rd, 2024, a flight from Helsinki departs at 3:05 PM and arrives in Savonlinna at 4:00 PM, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the evening opera, which typically starts around 6 or 7 PM. Book your flight here. Savonlinna Airport is located approximately 13 kilometers from the city center. The easiest way to get from the airport to Savonlinna is by taxi.