You can easily reach the Kotka-Hamina region both by your own car and by public transport. From the Helsinki metropolitan area, the journey takes only about an hour along the highway!


Helsinki-Kotka ≈ 130 km (1 h)Kouvola-Kotka 57 km (50 min)
Lappeenranta-Kotka 110 km (1.5 hours)
Lahti-Kotka 125 km (1.5 hours)
Tampere-Kotka 270 km (3 hours)
Jyväskylä-Kotka 245 km (3 hours)

Parking in the area is almost invariably free of charge. Some places on Kotkansaari, Karhula and Toriparkki in the center of Kotka are subject to a fee. From the ParkMan app, you can conveniently check available parking spaces and pay for your parking.

The Kotka-Hamina region also invites tourists arriving by boat. You can read more about the guest marinas and their services here.

Arriving by train

You can get to Kotka by train from several different cities by making an exchange in Kouvola. The shutdown of the Port of Kotka is closest to the center of Kotka. Timetables and tickets:

Arriving by bus

From Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti and Jyväskylä, you can conveniently reach us with daily bus services. Check the schedules at or

Flying to your destination

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is about an hour’s drive from the region. You can check bus connections and timetables from the center of Helsinki at