How to get to Koli

Train/plane to Joensuu, carpool to Koli

You can get to Koli in your own car or by carpooling from Joensuu. The nearest airport is in Joensuu, from where you can get to Koli by car or public transport in one hour. There is also a trainstation in Joensuu.

Carpool to Koli

A pre-ordered, door-to-door shared taxi is available for the route Joensuu–Koli. The route of the shared taxi is determined by the pre-orders, which is why all timetable times are estimates. The taxi will go to Joensuu airport and train station, or for example the central hospital if ordered, and then take the passengers to their destination at Koli. You can hop in the taxi along the route as well. A shared taxi must be booked no later than 6 pm the day before on tel. +358 207 414 392. Bookings will also be accepted on the same day if there are other bookings.

Timetables Joensuu – Koli: Every day (Mon – Sun) at 11.50 am. Also on Friday and Sunday at 6 pm.

Timetables Koli – Joensuu: Every day (Mon – Sun) at 10.40 am. Also on Friday and Sunday at 4:40 pm.

Prices:

  70 € / booking, includes a trip for 1–2 people
105 € / booking, includes a trip for 3–4 people
140 € / booking, includes a trip for 5–6 people
175 € / booking, includes a trip for 7–8 people

Timetables June 7 – August 10, 2021

Timetables Joensuu – Koli: Every day (Mon – Sun) at 11:50 am and 6:00 pm.

Timetables Koli – Joensuu: Every day (Mon – Sun) at 10:40 am and 4:40 pm.

Prices:

  70 € / booking, includes a trip for 1–2 people
105 € / booking, includes a trip for 3–4 people
140 € / booking, includes a trip for 5–6 people
175 € / booking, includes a trip for 7–8 people

Normal taxi prices between Joensuu and Koli

Book your transportation in advance so the driver and the car will meet you at Joensuu airport or train station, for example.

1–4 persons by taxi 140 €
5–8 persons by taxi 175 €
9–19 persons by bus 210 €
20–29 persons by bus 245 €
30–58 persons by bus 280 €

Kolin taksipalvelu Oy, asiakaspalvelu@kolintaksi.fi, +358 207 414 391, kolintaksi.fi.

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.

By plane to Joensuu or Kuopio

The closest airports to Koli are in Joensuu and Kuopio. You can catch several flights every day from Helsinki to Joensuu and Kuopio. Flight time from Helsinki to both destinations is about one hour. The easiest way to get to Koli from the Joensuu airport is carpooling or a charter taxi, where the driver will come to pick you up at the airport with a sign that reads Koli. The easiest way to get to Koli from the Joensuu airport is carpooling. You can also rent a car at the airport. Car rentals at the Joensuu airport and the Kuopio airport.

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