Take the train or bus to Repovesi National Park

Nature is always close in Kouvola. Thanks to a convenient bus and train connections, all the great destinations in the area of Repovesi and Verla are closer than ever!

The Repovesi National Park is one of the most popular nature destinations in Southern Finland. The park offers great adventures for everyone – beautiful, rugged sceneries, bewitching hiking trails and an opportunity for various activities in nature. Highlights for families include the Lapinsalmi bridge and the hand-operated Fox’s Ferry. Park is suitable for visitors of all ages all year and it is partly accessible.

In summer 2023 it’s possible to get to the park by train. Hillosensalmi stopping point is situated near Repovesi National Park. VR (State Railways) will stop daily at the Hillosensalmi stopping point from 29 April to 28 October 2023.

The following train services will stop daily at Hillosensalmi from 29 April to 28 October 2023:

•                          IC 63 Mon–Sun from Helsinki at 08:19 a.m. (from 19 June 2023 at 8:15 a.m.) – Hillosensalmi 10:13–10:14 a.m. – Kuopio 12:29 p.m.

•                          IC 68 Mon–Sun from Kuopio at 2:20 p.m. – Hillosensalmi 4:42–4:43 p.m. – Helsinki 6:40 p.m.

The summer bus line 15 of Kouvola’s public transport service offers smooth bus connections from the Hillosensalmi stopping point to Repovesi National Park on Saturdays and Sundays. The city is currently looking into providing a connection for weekdays as well.

Buses operate during summer time

Buses to Repovesi and UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla leave from the main railway and bus station, located in the Kouvola city centre. 

Line 15 operates on Saturday and Sunday 
For public transportation to various destinations in Kouvola, please use the Kouvola journey planner, Digitransit.

You can find the timetables of summer 2023 here

The fare is 5 EUR, you can buy a ticket from the driver (cash only).
If you wish to take your bicycle with you, please inform the bus company in advance.

Boat taxi at your service

You can take also boat taxi to the park. The boat dock is right next to the Hillosensalmi stopping point.
Kuutin Kolo tel. +358 400 551 530. Flexible taxi price: €60/h or €15–€30/pers. Advance booking possible.

Seikkailuviikari tel. +358 500 862 862. Taxi price in Repovesi €40/ direction and in Vuohijärvi €50/direction. No advance booking.

Taxi Services

Outside the bus operating seasons we recommed taxi services. You can share a taxi from the bus station. From Kymenlaakson Taksi you can book a ride for these prices to Lapinsalmi and Kivisilmäntie (one way):

  • 1 – 4 persons  90 EUR
  • 5 – 8 persons  120 EUR

To Kuismantie:

  • 1 – 4 persons  120 EUR
  • 5 – 8 persons  160 EUR

These prices are valid throughout the year. Bookings can be made by calling +358 100 87 227.

Along the Bus Route

Along the bus route you can find Keto Cottages, Valkealan Opisto – Valkeala Institute, Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture House and activity provider Seikkailuviikari. You can also visit Kirjokivi Manor and Elving Tower lookout spot.

Conveniently to Kouvola

How to reach Kouvola? Don’t worry, its super easy! Kouvola is a railway hub, so reaching the city with a train from Helsinki and other cities is easy and convenient. You can see the bus and train schedules from the links below.

VR Train timetables

Matkahuolto bus timetables

Repovesi and Verla have a great selection of different services, so you can do more than just admire the stunning nature.
Discover what the area has to offer in the brochures below.

Day Trips to Repovesi and Verla

Map of Repovesi National Park

Bus connection to Repovesi National Park
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