Traffic connections in Kitee
In terms of traffic, the location of Kitee is excellent: both main road 6 and the Helsinki-Joensuu railroad pass right through the city. Kitee has also great connections to Russia, as the 24-hour border crossing site of Niirala is only 27 kilometres away. The closest neighbouring city is Joensuu, to which the distance by road is 67 kilometres and by railway 57 kilometres. Mikkeli is approximately 187 kilometres away by road. The distance to Helsinki is 396 kilometres by road and 451 kilometres by railway. Sortavala in Russia is 105 kilometres away.
The Port of Puhos is located in Puhos, Kitee, and there is a deep-water channel that connects the port to the Gulf of Finland via the Saimaa Canal.
There are airports in Joensuu and Savonlinna, both located 80 kilometres from Kitee. The Central Karelia flight centre also has an airfield with a 1,500-metre runway in Kitee, approximately six kilometres from Kitee city centre.
Public transport stations and service points:
Matkahuolto, Kiteentie 46 A, tel. +358 (0)13 413 130.
Kitee Bus Station, Leipurintie 3.
Kitee Railway Station, Asematie 3, Tolosenmäki. Ticket machine.
- Joensuu, Lentoasemantie 30, 80140 Joensuu
- Savonlinna, Lentoasemantie 50, 57310 Savonlinna