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Hamina is a town in Kymenlaakso, in the extreme southeast of Finland.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Highway 7 (E18) between Helsinki and the Russian border passes through Hamina, as does the historic King's Road.

By bus[edit]

Hamina has direct buses from Helsinki, Lappeenranta and Kouvola. Local bus line 1 connects Hamina with Kotka.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit] has information about local bus routes and timetables.

By bike[edit]

There is a bike sharing system using bluetooth and the Donkey Republic about €1.50/1 hr, €4/5 hr, €12/24 hr. For longer stays becoming a member is cheaper: €9 or €18/month covers all trips of less than 1 hr respectively 12 hr, also in other towns using Donkey Republic – but you need to register as member in the country of your card (available: most countries in western Europe and USA). Customer service , +358 44 716 0644 daily 09:00–21:00. Several towns in south-east Finland use the same system, which is in use also elsewhere in Finland and abroad.

By taxi[edit]

  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi, Taksini


18th century map of what is today Hamina's downtown
  • The circular town plan. The town plan of Hamina is quite unique, with the town hall as the middle point the streets of the city are either encircling it or leading towards it.
  • 1 Hamina fortress, Raatihuoneentori.







Go next[edit]

  • Kotka — Hamina's bigger brother, 26 km to the west.
  • Lappeenranta — A major shopping destination for Russian tourists at the southern shore of Lake Saimaa, 88 km north.
  • Russia — If you have a valid visa (or don't require one) the border crossing at Vaalimaa is about 30 km east. Nearby destinations in Russia include Vyborg.
Routes through Hamina
HelsinkiKotka  W King's Road E  → Vaalimaa border crossing → Vyborg (Вы́борг) → END
HelsinkiKotka  W Tabliczka E18.svg E  → Vaalimaa border crossing → Vyborg (Вы́борг) → Saint Petersburg

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