Useful information on travelling and transportation

If you come to Kuopio by train or by bus

Public Transport Connections to Kuopio and Kuopio Campus
Kuopio is located in the eastern part of Finland, some 380 kilometres north-east from Helsinki. Kuopio can be easily reached by air via Helsinki and there are several train and coach connections per day from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku, as well as from other cities in Finland. Train station is located near of city centre.

Within the City of Kuopio, the local busses 4, 16, 21, 23 and 48 depart from the city centre and drive past the university campus.

Local bus timetables:
http://joukkoliikenne.kuopio.fi/etusivu

Long distance bus and coach services:
http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/

Train services:
https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage


If you come to Kuopio by plane, how to reach the city

Kuopio Airport is located in Rissala, Siilinjärvi about 14 kilometres from Kuopio city centre, 11 kilometres from Siilinjärvi and 70 kilometres from Iisalmi.

Public Transport from airport to university: bus 40 goes to university from the airport. Time table:
http://joukkoliikenne.kuopio.fi/etusivu

Taxi services from airport

Taxis are on call at the taxi stand in front of the airport during the scheduled arrival times. If you wish to confirm a ride or you have special requests, you can book a taxi before arriving at the airport. There is a free hotline for booking a taxi in the terminal.
Savon Taksidata Oy, tel. +358 200 30 300
Distances to Rauhalahti
Airport 23 km
Railway station 6 km
Bus station 6 km
University 4 km

Local buses from Kuopio city centre

Buses number 7 and 9 directly to the hotel. Check the timetables http://joukkoliikenne.kuopio.fi/
Bus number 7 pass by the university.

The route for the bus number 7: Tulliportinkatu-Niiralankatu-Savilahdentie-Tasavallankatu-Leväsentie-Särkiniementie-Särkiniemenkuja-Särkilahdenkatu-Katiskaniementie (Spa Hotel Rauhalahti).

The route for the bus number 9: Haapaniemenkatu-Tasavallankatu-Leväsentie-Särkiniementie-Särkiniemenkuja-Särkilahdenkatu-Katiskaniementie (Spa Hotel Rauhalahti).

Local buses Kuopio / Rauhalahti / Kuopio The bus ticket can be bought in the buses (cash, bank and credit cards). You can make a free replacement within one hour of the first start of the trip.
The bus tickets

The bus ticket costs 3,30 €/adult (Sundays/public holidays 4,40 €). The night ticket (at 23-4) is 4,40 €.

Rauhalahti website - connections:
http://www.rauhalahti.fi/en/rauhalahti/contact-et-map/connections/connections