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By car

Located on the highway E4, Jyväskylä is easily accessible by car while highway no. 9 links it to Kuopio and Tampere.

  •  To reach Jyväskylä by road, a car or coach is equally convenient. The city is located on highway E4. To find the fastest or shortest route to Jyväskylä by car, make use of the route planning services available on the Internet, such as Google Maps at, or

  • It’s easy to get tired when you’re driving, so remember to take plenty of breaks, especially if you’re covering long distances. The good news is that Jyväskylä region offers lots of wonderful and welcoming rest areas for roadtrippers

Parking space is easy to find in Jyväskylä. There are several parking facilities in central locations with info screens indicating availability. Information on service stations and their opening hours is available at (in Finnish).

Check the locations of Jyväs-Parkki parking facilities here. The garages are open 24/7 around the clock throughout the year. Parking space is easy to find near each major attraction.

Car rental is also available in Jyväskylä. Please remember that to rent a car you need a driving license issued by an EU or EEA member state or a country which is party to a road traffic agreement with Finland.
Read more at the website of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) at

Car rental agencies:

  • Avis, Vapaudenkatu 73 (Scandic Jyväskylä Station), Jyväskylä, tel. 020 718 1700 (24 h returning possibility)
    Jyväskylän lentoasema, Lentoasemantie 70, Tikkakoski, tel. 010 436 2320 (24 h returning possibility), reservations (at)
  • Europcar, Aholaidantie 2, 40320 Jyväskylä, tel. 040 306 2851,, jyvaskyla (at)
  • Netcarrent Oy (self-service), tel. 050 411 8501,, asiakaspalvelu (at)







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