On the Finnish west coast you find the Vaasa region and Ostrobothnia – only one hour flight from the capitals of Helsinki. Umeå in Sweden is only four hours away with the ferry Botnia aurora with several departures daily. Good trainconnections from Helsinki Airport and Turku harbour to Vaasa.
TRAVEL TO VAASA
Search transportation options to Vaasa:
Vaasa Airport is located about 9 kilometers from Vaasa city center. It takes only 10 minutes by car. Vaasa airport is the fifth largest in Finland, and Finnair operates daily several time to Vaasa from Helsinki.
Airport taxi can be booked from the number 0600 30011. Remember to mention "Airport taxi" when making the call. The booking for the airport taxi should be made at least 2 hours before the flight arrives or departures, and for morning flights, the airport taxi should be called the night before at 22.00 the latest.
The airport buses number 4 and 10 will drive to and from the airport during weekdays. Timetables here. (In Finnish and Swedish only.)
If you choose to come by train, you’ll arrive directly to the Vaasa city center. Thanks to the Pendolino train you can travel from Helsinki to Vaasa in no less than 3,5 hours. The travel center is located right in the city center, so it is easy to get to your hotel or other accommodation from there. Train tickets and timetables here.
The shortest sea route from Finland to Sweden is between Vaasa and Umeå. You can travel between the cities on a ferry, which operates throughout all the seasons of the year. From the Vaasa city center you will get to the Port of Vaasa by car in five minutes, and the ferry trip from Vaasa to Umeå takes only about four hours. Thanks to the ferry you can also travel by car along the Blue Road, which goes all the way from Norway to Russia. Timetables and prices here.
It is also easy to get to the Vaasa region from other parts of Finland by bus. Timetables and prices here. In addition, it is very easy to go around in Vaasa by taking the city buses. Timetables for the local city buses are available from Visit Vaasa's office or online. (Only in Finnish and Swedish.)
During the Korsholm Music Festival, the audience buses will go to almost all regional concerts, so please check the timetables from the programme.
It is easy to come to the Vaasa region by car from other parts of Finland but also from Sweden and the rest of Europe. The address to The Korsholm Music Festival Festival Center can be found here, and the addresses to the different concert sites here.