“All roads lead to Rome, I’ll go to Kouvola ..."

You can go anywhere in Finland  by train from Kouvola as the city is a well-known railroad hub. Trains go from Kouvola to Helsinki almost every hour and the fastest journey time is just over 1 hour. The travel centre (railway station and bus station) is in the city centre and the pedestrian street starts just where you step out of the station.

You can easily get to Kouvola by a car from Helsinki-Vantaa airport, the airport has several car rental companies.

Kouvola is the first city where the train from Russia stops after the border. The journey from St Petersburg to Kouvola by Allegro train takes just over 2 hours. You can get from Moscow to Kouvola and back overnight with the Tolstoy train. Simply hop on the train in the evening and in the morning you’ve reached your destination.

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Highways 6 and 15 intersect in Kouvola. Helsinki is 136 km away, Lahti 60 km, Lappeenranta 86 km, and Kotka 50 km.

Ryanair has started flights to Kouvola's neighbouring city, Lappeenranta. This means that Helsinki-Vantaa is no longer the only airport close to Kouvola. From Lappeenranta you can easily travel to Kouvola f.ex. by train. As of April 2019 Ryanair offers flights to Lappeenranta from Milan Bergamo, Athens, Thessaloniki, Berlin and Budapest.

Other location facts: Kouvola is one of the two centers of the province of Kymenlaakso.

The population of Kouvola is about 85 000, spread over a huge area of 2885 km2.

Are you on the map?

You can access the Kouvola map service  to see a map of the city

Transport links

Taxi services in Kouvola, Kymenlaakson Taksi, Tel. +358 100 87227

Kouvola local traffic information

Matkahuolto bus timetable search

VR train timetable search

Finnish Transport Agency Travel Search

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