How to get to Puumala

You find information about public transportation on this page. Puumala is in the middle of lake Saimaa, and you might find that public transportation is not very frequent, but this is often the case when you are going to some remote and most beautifull place in the world. You find information online, and bus/train tickets can be bought online.

From Helsinki to Puumala

  • Take bus or train from Helsinki airport/ Helsinki to Mikkeli, then taxi or bus from Mikkeli to Puumala
  • Long distance Bus/train timetables and bookings can be made at Matkahuolto website.
  • Onnibus is an inexpensive private bus operator with good connection to Mikkeli, see timetables and at Onnibus.fi .
  • Train timetables and bookings can be made at Finnish Railroad website
  • Taxi from Mikkeli to Puumala might be hard to book in advance, and online booking is not available in english. Taxis are available in Mikkeli bus station. Distance is 70 kms.
  • If you arrive to Finland by air, you might need to stay one night in Mikkeli before having the public transfer to Puumala. You find accommodation info at Visitmikkeli.fi

From Imatra to Puumala

  • Take bus from Imatra to Puumala
  • Long distance Bus/train timetables and bookings can be made at Matkahuolto website.
  • Taxi from Imatra to Puumala might be hard to book in advance, and online booking is not available in english. Taxis are available in Imatra. Distance is 68 kms.

From Lappeenranta to Puumala

  • Take train from Lappeenranta to Imatra, then bus from Imatra to Puumala
  • Train timetables and bookings can be made at Finnish Railroad website
  • Long distance Bus/train timetables and bookings can be made at Matkahuolto website.
  • Taxi from Lappeenranta to Puumala might be hard to book in advance, and online booking is not available in english. Taxis are available in Imatra. Distance is 100 kms.

Car rental, the easy way

  • In Helsinki airport , many operators, see
  • In Helsinki, many operators, find a suitable one via Google “car rental Helsinki”
  • In Mikkeli, Imatra, Lappeenranta, many operators, find a suitable one via Google “car rental xxx”
  • In Puumala, no rental available

Spend one night in Puumala

  • If you need to spend one night in Puumala town on arrival or prior to leaving, you find accommodation info at Visitpuumala.fi
  • If you have a tent, you might find a peacefull place in town area and spend the night in tent. You are allowed to do it in a public isolated place when you follow rules of order and behave well (select isolated place, make no noise, cause no harm, no fire, leave no trash). If you have booked a rental canoe from me, you can put your tent for one night only in my base on the back yard of Koulukartano near the canoes, adr Niementie 3 Puumala. There is a public toilet in the harbor in Eevansauna building that you may use. Ask for more details.