Train to Joensuu or Vuonislahti
At best, the train from Helsinki to Joensuu makes the journey in just over four hours. At the Joensuu station, you can hop into a shared taxi usually twice a day. You can find the train timetables on VR’s web pages. Please remember that the train can also take you right next to Koli to the Vuonislahti village east of lake Pielinen. When the ice road between Koli and Vuonislahti is in use during winter, the taxi ride from Vuonislahti station to Koli village is about 10 kilometres long.
During the summer season, from 25 June to 7 August 2021 the passenger ship Suvityttö, www.koli.fi/cruises, runs between Vuonislahti and Koli. In the planning of the timetable for the ship, the train connections were taken into consideration making it possible to combine train and ship when visiting Koli National Park.
From 28 June to 1 August 2021 Koli also has a free transfer between the Koli harbour and Ukko-Koli. The bus is at the harbour twice a day, at 2 pm and 3.30 pm.