In terms of getting here, Savitaipale has a favourable location in South Karelia. The centre of the municipality is located alongside highway no. 13, whilst the closest railway station and airport are about 30 minutes away along the Mikkeli-Lappeenranta road. There is a connection to Lake Saimaa through water routes, and from there onwards to the Baltic Sea.
Distances from Savitaipale
Lappeenranta 38 km
Mikkeli 70 km
Imatra 72 km
Kouvola 74 km
Kotka 107 km
Lahti 137 km
Jyväskylä 179 km
Helsinki 227 km
St. Petersburg 231 km
Kuopio 232 km
Tampere 263 km
Turku 388 km
Oulu 520 km
Rovaniemi 738 km
Enter Torikatu 10, Savitaipale into your navigator address, and you will be guided to the marketplace in downtown Savitaipale, a stone’s throw from all the major services. Free parking can be found close to the market place.
A number of bus services pass through Savitaipale on a daily basis in the directions of Lappeenranta and Mikkeli, from where connections extend onwards to destinations all over Finland. The bus stop is right in the center of the village, close to the marketplace.
tel +358 20 141 5500 (Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00)
tel. +358 200 4000
Savitaipale taxi rank is located in the center of the village, just off the market square.
Address: Kievarintie 5
tel. +358 5 416 0035
The downtown area of Savitaipale is easy to move around on foot. Dining places and cafés can be found in the area around the market square and close to the harbour. The swimming beach, church, and many of the main attractions are just a short walk from the village center.
A pedestrian and bicycle route passes through downtown Savitaipale. Outside the village centre, bicycles must be ridden in amongst the rest of the traffic. There are many walking trails and hiking trails along which a mountain bike can also be ridden through very beautiful, challenging and memorable scenery.
BY BOAT AND CANOE
One can reach Partakoski in Savitaipale by boat through the Greater Saimaa, whereas Lavikanlahti can be reached through Smaller Saimaa. There are marked boat routes to Kuolimo Lake. The village harbour and Lake Kuolimo cannot be reached from Lake Saimaa by boat. However, a canoeist can move between Lake Kuolimo and Lake Saimaa at Orraintaipale former crossing point on the northern side of Partakoski rapids. The distance required to carry the canoe is approx. 300 meters.
Lappeenranta Airport is about a 30 minute drive from Savitaipale.
The nearest railway stations are in Lappeenranta, Mikkeli and Kouvola.
VR Customer Service, tel. +358 600 41 900
You can also check timetables and buy train tickets at: