How to reach Serlachius


Serlachius Museum Gösta: Joenniementie 47, 35800 Mänttä, Finland
Serlachius Museum Gustaf: R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, 35800 Mänttä, Finland


We encourage you to a sustainable way of traveling by using the Serlachius Art & Sauna Express or other public transportation when heading towards Mänttä! We have gathered here information whether you come by (electric) 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:


The Serlachius Art & Sauna Express runs from Tampere to Mänttä on Tuesdays according to the schedule below.

The Serlachius Art Express 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 the Serlachius Art & Sauna Express 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.

Timetable Tampere–Mänttä

Tampere busstation, in front of the station

10:50 am

Tampere, railway station (at the main entry)

11:05 am

Orivesi, Shell petrol station

11.:40 am

Vilppula, Pukinlampi bus stop


Mänttä, Serlachius Museum Gösta

12:20 pm

Mänttä, bus station

12:25 pm

Mänttä Serlachius Museum Gustaf

12:30 pm

Timetable Mänttä-Tampere

Mänttä, Serlachius Museum Gösta

5:20 pm

ArtHotel Honkahovi


Mänttä, bus station

5:25 pm

Mänttä, Serlachius Museum Gustaf

5:30 pm

Mänttä Club

5:35 pm

Orivesi, Shell petrol station

6:10 pm

Tampere, railway station

6:45 pm

Tampere, bus station

6:50 pm

Traffic between tourist attractions in Mänttä

Serlachius Museum Gösta

1:30 pm

Arthotel Honkahovi


Serlachius Museum Gustaf

1:40 pm

Pekilo, only during 13 Jun–31 Aug


Mänttä Club

1:45 pm



Serlachius Museum Gösta

2 pm


Serlachius Museum Gösta

3:30 pm



Serlachius Museum Gustaf

3:40 pm

Pekilo, only during 13 Jun–31 Aug


Mänttä Club




Serlachius Museum Gösta

4 pm


x = stops according to demand


A return ticket Tampere–Mänttä–Tampere:
Adults 30 €
Students, pensioners and children (12–16 years) 26 €
Children (4–11 years) 20 €
Children under 4 years-old and assistants of disabled persons free of charge.

A one-way ticket:
Adults 20 €
Students, pensioners and children (12–16 years) 13 €
Children (4–11 years) 10 €
Children under 4 years-old and assistants of disabled persons free of charge.

A local traffic ticket for traveling within Mänttä costs 3 € a day if bought separately.

How to book a return ticket?
Choose first a one-way ticket on your preferred date. After this, you are able to add the return journey on your booking and the system will give discount for both ways with the Serlachius Art Express (adult’s ticket).

Buy your bus tickets online or reserve your seat at Serlachius Museum’s sales service tel. +358 3 488 6801 or Sales service is open from Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm. Book your ticket online at the latest 20 minutes in advance. 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). 


Bus timetables: Matkahuolto
Train timetables: VR

By train

From Tampere, a regional train leaves every day 12.06 pm and stops at Vilppula railway station at 13.06 pm.
From Vilppula, a regional train leaves every day to Tampere at 18.52 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.

Rent a city bike at Vilppula railway station

Hop on a train, using the app book your Donkey Republic city bike on the way and pick it up at Vilppula railway station. Pedal away to enjoy Mänttä-Vilppula experiences! Bike & Rail service combines bicycle tourism and rail traffic and offers possibility to enjoy sustainable and experiential day trips in Tampere region. 

In summer 2023 Bike & Rail service is tested in cooperation with Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula, Serlachius Museums and KaaKau providing the city bikes of Donkey Republic. 

DISCOUNT CODE! With the code SERLACHIUS, you get a 50% discount on Bike & Rail bike rental. The discount code can be used once and it is valid until the end of the Bike & Rail pilot period, until September 30, 2023. We reserve the right to make changes in this campaign.

By bus

Check the bus 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.

Contact information of local taxis:
Taxi service in Mänttä, tel. 0100 4711


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.

The parking areas of both Serlachius Museums have charging points for electric cars that can be used to charge renewable, emission-free electricity. The charging station at Art Museum Gösta has now eight paid charging points. Payment takes place either using card with contactless payment or online at: You may also check the price for charging on their website. 

There are four Rapid charging points (DC) of which three have CCS connectors and one a CHAdeMo connector. Price of charging is 20 ct/min + starting fee 30 ct. Max charging power is 60 kW/charging point which is halved when two cars are charged simultaneously.

There are four basic charging stations (AC) with Type 2 connectors. Charging requires customers’ own cable. Price of charging is 25 ct/kWh + starting fee 30 ct. The power is 22 kW.

Museum Gustaf’s charging station has two 22 kW charging points with Type 2 connectors. The charging point is located in the parking area facing the factory. Price of charging is 25 ct/kWh + starting fee 30 ct.


You can rent an electric car from Avis Tampere and visit the Serlachius Museums in an environmentally friendly way. Get a 10% discount on all short-term passenger car rentals using discount code V004600. See here for more information. 

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 places to stop by 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 a sustainable round trip by train and bike from Helsinki:

At Serlachius Museums your can borrow a bicycle.



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


Art Museum Gösta is located about 2,5 kilometres outside the centre of Mänttä to the direction of Vilppula. Museum Gustaf is located in the centre of Mänttä, near the church and the paper mill.




Get acquainted with the museum area and services. Click the map and find key information and interesting details of Serlachius Museum Gösta and Gustaf.

Rent a city bike at Vilppula railway station