The Mikkeli region is located in the province of South Savo at the intersection of Highways 5 and 13 and the Savo railway line. It’s easy to get to by car, train or bus. The distance from Helsinki to Mikkeli is 230 kilometres and takes about 2.5 hours by car. The part of the region closest to Helsinki is Pertunmaa and you can reach the village of Kuortti in about 1 hour 45 minutes by car (172 km).
Due to its central location at the intersection of two important highways and the Savo railway line, Mikkeli receives more than 20 coaches and several intercity trains a day from the Helsinki region.
Get train timetables and tickets from the VR website www.vr.fi. Train tickets can also be bought from the self-service ticket machines at railway stations. The Mikkeli railway station is located only about 200 metres from the Mikkeli marketplace. The railway building contains waiting spaces, storage lockers, a self-service ticket machine and more. For all the services and opening hours go to VR’s railway station webpage.
Trains travelling through the Mikkeli region stop in Mäntyharju and Mikkeli.
Telephone number VR: +358 600 419 00. Service numbers may be subject to a charge; check the price at www.vr.fi.
Departures, arrivals and ticket prices, etc.:
The Mikkeli Matkahuolto coach station is located next to the railway station, about 200 metres from the Mikkeli marketplace.
Telephone number Matkahuolto: +358 200 4000. Service numbers may be subject to a charge; check the price at www.matkahuolto.fi.
Tilausajot.net is the most comprehensive charter bus website. Leave a request for proposal at their website.
The waterway leading to Mikkeli is 2.4 metres deep and the passage under the bridge is 8.5 metres high.
• 5 guest berths with wooden poles to tie your boat to
• 8 buoy places (guest berths are located behind the café and directly at the end of the waterway)
• fuel dispenser and water supply to boats 24 hours a day
• waste disposal points
• septic tank pump-out in the harbour
• problem waste collection
• bilge water collection container
• repair services, electric points, toilet, shower, washing machine, tumble dryer
• café, kiosk
• emergency telephone, slipway
Renting seasonal berths, service and repairs: Navio Satamapalvelut Oy, +358 10 666 7222.
Guest berths can be booked and paid for via an electronic booking system at satamapaikka.com (you will receive a code that allows you through the gate and to use the toilets and shower).
On Lake Saimaa, there are guest berths, for example, in Ristiina, Anttola, Sahanlahti in Puumala, and in Puumala village. For more information on guest berths, see veneilysaimaa.com (in Finnish only)
There are paid and free roadside parking spaces in the city centre and a large paid car park under the marketplace (the entrance from Mannerheimintie street). Further away from the centre, there are free roadside parking spaces for longer duration.
Check the electric car charging stations in the Mikkeli region at www.plugshare.com.
Tip: There is a superfaxt charging station at Rami Visulahti, about 7 km north from Mikkeli city centre.