Your first time on the East coast of Finland? Here are some tips for you how to reach to get to and around our unique sights and breathtaking locations.

The main airport in Finland, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is about an hour’s drive west of our region. You can also fly to a smaller airport in Lappeenranta north of our region and rent a car to explore the region. Sometimes this small airport has some good bargains! 

There are car rentals and taxi services at the airports. Parking in our region is almost invariably free of charge. From the ParkMan app, you can conveniently check available parking spaces and pay for your parking.

Alternatively you can reach us with daily bus services from Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti and Jyväskylä. Check the schedules at You can get to Kotka also by train from several different cities. Timetables and tickets:

Virolahti also invites tourists arriving by boat. Our seaside towns have guest marinas with many services for boaters.


Helsinki-Virolahti 180 km (2 h) 
Kouvola-Virolahti 82 km (1 h)
Lappeenranta-Virolahti 68 km (55 min)
Lahti-Virolahti 150 km (2 hours)
Tampere-Virolahti 280 km (3,5 hours)
Jyväskylä-Virolahti 260 km (3,5 hours)

Welcome to Virolahti! Many unique experiences and spellbinding, clean nature is here for you to explore!