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

 


BY CAR

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.


BY BUS

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.

Savonlinja Oy
tel +358 20 141 5500 (Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00)
savonlinja.fi/en

Matkahuolto Oy
tel. +358 200 4000
www.matkahuolto.fi/en


BY TAXI

Savitaipale taxi rank is located in the center of the village, just off the market square.

Address: Kievarintie 5
tel. +358 5 416 0035


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BY FOOT

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.


BY BIKE

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.


BY PLANE

Lappeenranta Airport is about a 30 minute drive from Savitaipale.

www.lppairport.fi/en

 

 

 

BY TRAIN

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:

www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage