Getting here

Lahti Region is easy to reach. The city is located less than an hour from Helsinki Airport by train or car, and an hour from the harbours of Helsinki. And that’s not all: when you get to Lahti, you’ll be surprised how close everything is. No rush hours or sitting in cars for hours. This means you can use your time effectively.

Built in connection with the Railway Station, Lahti Travel Centre  is the transport hub of the region bringing local and long-haul traffic and different modes of transport together seamlessly.

Travel times

From Helsinki to Lahti

Helsinki (by train/by car) 50 min / 1 h
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (by train/by car) 48 min / 1 h




Flight times to Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport

Stockholm, Sweden 1 h
Oslo, Norway 1 h 25 min
Frankfurt, Germany 2 h 35 min
London, England 3 h 10 min
Beijing, China 7 h 35 min
New York, United States 8 h 45 min
Tokyo, Japan 13 h 30 min

Ferry trip times to Helsinki harbours

Stockholm, Sweden 15 h
Tallinn, Estonia 1 h 30 min
Umeå, Sweden (to Vaasa, Finland) 4 h 30 min

From Helsinki Airport to Lahti in under 60 minutes

The Ring Rail Line connects air and train traffic and adds ease and comfort for international guests arriving to the Lahti region. You can easily walk from both of the airport’s terminals to the airport’s railway station and stay indoors the entire way. The fastest connections from Helsinki Airport to Lahti take less than an hour. Read more

The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes 1 h and 10 min – buy your ticket and check the timetables here.

Train all the way!

Long-distance transport

All long-distance passenger trains stop at Lahti.

Lahti Railway Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre, which means that changing from train to bus couldn’t be easier. The Travel Centre is located only a few minutes’ walk from Lahti city centre.

Commuter trains

You can reach Lahti once an hour on Helsinki Regional Transport’s Z commuter train. The journey from Helsinki along the fast track takes an hour.

Regional trains (H trains) travel from Lahti in the directions of Riihimäki–Helsinki and Kouvola–Kotka. They stop at most stations along the way.

In the Lahti region, there are halts in Järvelä, Lappila and Herrala when coming from Helsinki via Riihimäki, and in Villähde, Nastola and Uusikylä when travelling towards Kouvola.

Buy a ticket and check the timetables

Bus connections to Lahti

Lahti has excellent bus connections from the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as elsewhere in Finland. Lahti Bus Station is located in the Lahti Travel Centre together with Lahti Railway Station.

The fastest bus connection from Helsinki Airport to Lahti takes a little over an hour.
From the Helsinki port terminals, you can reach Lahti on several long-haul bus services.

Buy your ticket and check the timetables from Matkahuolto.

Easy to access by car

The Lahti region is along excellent traffic connections and easy to reach from all directions.

  • When arriving from the south, you will travel along the Lahti main road (highway 4), which becomes a motorway (E75). E75 continues past Lahti towards Jyväskylä.
  • When coming from the north, the motorway E75 leads you to the Lahti region. Main road 24 takes you to the Lahti region through the stunning scenery of Padasjoki and Asikkala.
  • When arriving from the east on main road 12, you will land directly in the city centre from where the road continues towards Tampere.
  • When coming from the west on road 12, it changes into Hämeenlinnantie when you enter the Lahti region. The main road runs through the city and continues towards Kouvola.

Incoming routes on the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency’s maps

Distances from Lahti:
Helsinki 104 km
Jyväskylä 170 km
Tampere 128 km
Kouvola 63 km

Lahti Region Transport (LSL)

The bus stops of local public transport are located along Mannerheiminkatu and Vesijärvenkatu, which run past the Travel Centre. Almost all local buses pass through these streets. Lahti Market Square is the hub of local public transport.

You can see the timetables for Lahti Region Transport (LSL) in the city and surrounding municipalities here. You can buy a mobile ticket from an app you can download from App Store or Google Play.

Grab a cup of coffee while you wait

Right next to the Travel Centre is Café Asemapäällikkö.

The history of the Asemapäällikön talo, the Station Master’s House, stretches back all the way to 1912 since when this house with its rare wooden art nouveau decorations has stood tall next to the Lahti railroads.