How to reach Serlachius
MUSEUMS’ VISITING ADDRESSES
HOW TO REACH SERLACHIUS AND THE ART TOWN MÄNTTÄ?
We encourage you to a sustainable way of traveling by using our shuttle bus or other public transportation when heading towards Mänttä! But we know that it is not always possible. That is why we have gathered here information whether you come by car or bicycle, airplane or train. Tampere and Jyväskylä are about an hour’s drive away from Mänttä. Travel time to Helsinki, Turku or Vaasa is about three hours. Find out how to reach us by:
SERLACHIUS SHUTTLE BUS
The Serlachius shuttle bus runs from Tampere to Mänttä on the days that the museums are open:
Summertime: 1 Jun–31 Aug DAILY
Wintertime: 1 Sep–31 May from Tuesday to Sunday
The shuttle bus leaves towards Serlachius Museums from Tampere bus station at 10:50 am and Tampere railway station at 11:05 am. The bus arrives back to Tampere around seven o’clock in the evening. You have altogether eight hours time to experience a wonderful day trip into the heart of art! Find a detailed time table below.
Tip: The bus timetable matches with the train timetable from Helsinki to Tampere and back. So it is possible to make a day trip all the way from Helsinki by morning train to Tampere and continue then by our Serlachius bus to Mänttä.
Note! The bus does not run on the following days: Good Friday, Finland’s Independence Day 6 Dec, Christmas Eve 24 Dec, Christmas Day 25 Dec and New Year’s Eve 31 Dec.
TAMPERE – VILPPULA – MÄNTTÄ
10.50 Tampere, front of the bus station
11.05 Tampere, railway station (at the main entry)
11.40 Orivesi, Shell petrol station
__x__ Vilppula, Pukinlampi bus stop
12.25 Mänttä, Serlachius Museum Gösta
12.30 Mänttä, bus station
12.35 Mänttä Serlachius Museum Gustaf
MÄNTTÄ – TAMPERE
17.20 Mänttä, Serlachius Museum Gösta
__x__ ArtHotel Honkahovi
17.25 Mänttä, bus station
17.30 Mänttä Serlachius Museum Gustaf
17.35 Mänttä Club
18.10 Orivesi, Shell petrol station
18.45 Tampere, railway station
18.50 Tampere, bus station
TRAFFIC BETWEEN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN MÄNTTÄ
13.30 Serlachius Museum Gösta
__x__ Arthotel Honkahovi
13.40 Serlachius Museum Gustaf
__x__ Pekilo, only during 16 Jun–1 Sep
13.45 Mänttä Club
14. 00 Serlachius Museum Gösta
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15.30 Serlachius Museum Gösta
15.40 Serlachius Museum Gustaf
__x__ Pekilo, only during 16 Jun–1 Sep
16.00 Serlachius Museum Gösta
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PRICES OF BUS TICKETS
A return ticket Tampere–Mänttä–Tampere:
Adults 25 € (Adult’s return ticket entitles to a discount of 5 € of a normal entrance fee)
Students and pensioners 20 €
Children (4–11 years) 12,50 €
Under 4 years-old free of charge.
A one-way ticket:
Adults 15 €
Students and pensioners 10 €
Children (4–11 years) 7,50 €
A return ticket entitles also the local travels between Mänttä’s tourist attractions.
A local traffic ticket for traveling within Mänttä costs 3 € a day when buying separately.
Buy your bus tickets online or reserve your seat at Serlachius Museum’s sales service tel. +358 40 166 3480 or email@example.com. Sales service is open from Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm. Please note that you must buy tickets online no later than 12 hours before your forthcoming travel. You can also step on the bus without reservation, but we highly recommend it especially in the summertime. Tickets can be bought from the driver (cash or card).
OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO MÄNTTÄ
From Tampere to Mänttä runs e.g. Mon–Fri at 11.00 am Paunu’s bus, which arrives in Mänttä at 12.55 pm.
From Mänttä to Tampere leaves Mon–Fri and Sun at 4.02 pm Paunu’s bus, which arrives in Tampere at 5.45 pm.
From Jyväskylä you get to Mänttä for example Mon–Sat at 8.00 am on a Töysän Linja’s bus, which arrives in Mänttä at 9.30 am. From Mänttä to Jyväskylä runs for example Mon-Fri, SS at 4.30 pm Töysän Linja’s bus, which arrives in Jyväskylä at 6.00 pm. Check the timetables at Matkahuolto.
The distance from Mänttä bus station to Serlachius Museum Gustaf is about half a kilometre and to Art Museum Gösta about two kilometres.
From Tampere, a regional train leaves on Saturdays at 10.05 am and stops at Vilppula railway station at 11.05 am.
From Vilppula, a regional train leaves Mon–Fri, Sun to Tampere at 6.40 pm.
Check the timetables at VR.
The distance from the Vilppula railway station to Serlachius Museum Gösta is about 5 kilometres and to Gustaf about 7 kilometres.
Contact information of local taxis:
Taxi service in Mänttä, tel. 0100 4711
Taxi service in Vilppula, tel. 0100 4848
WHEN DRIVING IN A CAR
How to reach Serlachius by car? The Art Town Mänttä is located nicely in between the two bigger cities, Jyväskylä and Tampere, so it is easy to include Serlachius for example in a Lakeland round trip. Maybe a wonderful culture & design trip in the Southern Finland? Ask more tips from our sales service!
Mänttä-Vilppula is on National Route 58 between Orivesi and Keuruu. The travel time from Tampere to Mänttä is 1 hour 15 minutes and from Jyväskylä to Mänttä 1 hour and 10 minutes. To drive from Helsinki to Mänttä takes 3 hours and from Turku, Vaasa and Kuopio 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Cycling your way
Why not enjoying the beautiful Lakeland sceneries while cycling towards the Art Town Mänttä and Serlachius Museums! There are many good trails with interesting stop byes and places to include in your itinerary, starting from Tampere.
Check out the cycle trails from Näsi Lake Trail.
Mänttä and Serlachius are in the Tales & History -part.
See also our tips for sustainable round trip by train and bike from Helsinki:
CLOSEST AIRPORTS AND HARBORS
Helsinki: 257 km / 2 h 40 min
Tampere: 102 km / 1 h 15 min
Jyväskylä: 98 km / 1 h 20 min
Helsinki: 265 km / 3 h
Turku: 250 km / 2 h 50 min
Vaasa: 258 km / 2 h 50 min