The VisitSaimaa region is situated in Southeastern Finland and constitutes the Region of South Savo (Etelä-Savo). The VisitSaimaa region is dominated by Saimaa, the largest lake district in Europe. The region’s largest urban centre is Mikkeli.

The City of Mikkeli is surrounded by 7 municipalities: Hirvensalmi, Juva, Kangasniemi, Mäntyharju, Pertunmaa, Puumala and Ristiina. This brochure presents information for visitors to all parts of Mikkeli Region. Two municipalizes Ristiina and Suomenniemi joined to Mikkeli city in the beginning of 2013. 

Mikkeli Region is home to approximately 80.000 residents. The City of Mikkeli is home to approximately 51.000 residents.

Distances from Mikkeli

Helsinki 228 km
Lahti 126 km
Tampere 252 km
Kuopio 164 km
Lappeenranta 118 km
Jyväskylä 113 km
Savonlinna 105 km
St. Petersburg 320 km

Choose your transportation to Mikkeli region

By car

You can rent a car from several offices in Finland and Mikkeli: Avis, Hertz and Scandiarent

By bus

You can easily get to Mikkeli by bus. There is a regural connection to Mikkeli from most cities of Finland. 
Check timetables at: or

By train

You can get to Mikkeli directly from Helsinki-Vantaa airport by train, only with one change. 
See timetable on VR website: 

By plane

There are no regural flights to Mikkeli. Mikkeli Airport is open only for charter flights. Easiest way to get here, is fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna (about 100km away from Mikkeli). See the timetables at Finnair website:

Looking for cheap bus or train tickets to Mikkeli? is the search engine for bus and train trips in Finland. Service covers the biggest public transportation companies: VR, Matkahuolto, Onnibus, Savonlinja, Pori Express and Pohjolan Liikenne.

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