Car Hire in Joensuu, Finland

Car Hire in Joensuu


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Joensuu is situated on the northern edge of the Saimaa lake system and around 450km from the capital, Helsinki. It is quieter than many Finnish cities and doesn’t attract as many visitors, but if you prefer a more laid-back destination, this may be the place for you!

And with your hire car, you can get around town easily to see all that Joensuu and its surroundings have to offer.

The Europcar car rental experience in Joensuu

When you choose a Europcar hire car you’re all set for an enjoyable and hassle-free journey in Joensuu – whether that’s just around the city or further afield to see more of Finland.

Europcar Joensuu offers a car and van hire service conveniently close to the city centre on Merimiehenkatu, a 20 minute walk from the main train station. The nearby National Roads 6 and 9 lead out of the city for any onward travel you are planning.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, flexible service, and with daily, weekly and monthly car rental options we can cover your short or long-term car hire needs. Plus, you can return your hire car to one of the other Europcar offices in our extensive network if a one-way trip suits you better.

Spending a couple of days in town sightseeing and relaxing? An affordable city car such as the Volkswagen Up will get you around the city streets and is easy to park. For longer journeys, more people – or more luggage! – try one of our larger cars, SUVs, or even a van. The spacious Volkswagen Caravelle seats nine people and should fit everyone in comfort!

Wherever you’re travelling from or to, trust Europcar to get you on your way!

Driving in Joensuu

When driving in Joensuu, use the right hand side of the road and overtake to the left. Speed limits are 50km/h in built-up areas, 100-120km/h on motorways, and a variable limit of between 80 and 100km/h on other roads.

As with most Finnish cities, on-street parking is generally chargeable in the centre – you’ll need to pay at a ticket machine and then display the ticket inside your car. The rate is 1.40 euro / hour. You can move to a different parking space using the same ticket as long as it has time remaining on it. Keep an eye on the time, as fines will be imposed if you outstay your ticket!

Petrol stations are generally plentiful in the more built-up parts of Finland but become scarcer in the north of the country and rural areas, so plan your journey accordingly. Most petrol stations accept credit cards.

Discover Joensuu and surroundings by car

A student city in the east of Finland, not too far from the Russian border, Joensuu may attract fewer visitors than some of the other Finnish cities, but there is plenty here to keep you entertained. The nearby lakes offer many opportunities for water sports if that’s your thing, and the surrounding countryside is also popular for walking.

But if you’re planning on using Joensuu as a base for wider travel, you can explore to your heart’s content in your hire car!

A two and a half hour drive through the gorgeous countryside of the Finnish Lake District will get you to Linnansaari National Park, with its spectacular landscape of lakes, waterways, and islands, and magnificent wildlife. If you’re lucky you might spot a rare lake seal – take one of the sunset seal safaris if you want to increase your chances!

And if you’re a bit of a history buff, 140km away is the stunning Olavinlinna Castle, dating from 475 and built to defend the Savo region from Russian attack. Its romantic setting amidst the Finnish lakes is truly breathtaking, and an opera festival, run throughout the summer months, takes advantage of this backdrop perfectly.

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Car hire at Joensuu is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Joensuu for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Joensuu. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Joensuu with certified commitments.