Lahti Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Lahti

When planning your visit to the vibrant city of Lahti, you'll find Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to be the nearest major airport, approximately 100 km away. From the airport, you can rent a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and enjoy a pleasant drive through the Finnish countryside to Lahti. Renting a car in Lahti is by far one of the best ways to explore this beautiful country.

What to do and see in Lahti

Lahti, a bustling city in Southern Finland, is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a blend of culture, nature and sports. With its thriving arts scene, beautiful lakes and outdoor activities, Lahti has something to offer everyone.

Begin your trip by visiting the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, where you can enjoy world-class musical performances at the stunning Sibelius Hall. This architectural masterpiece, located on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi, combines modern design with the traditional Finnish affinity for wood.

For art enthusiasts, the Lahti Art Museum showcases contemporary Finnish and international art with a focus on environmental themes. The museum is also home to the Poster Museum, featuring a vast collection of Finnish posters dating back to the late 19th century.

Lahti's rich sporting history is evident in the many sports facilities scattered throughout the city. The Lahti Sports Center, situated on a hill overlooking the city, includes ski jumps, a ski stadium and a roller-ski track. Don't miss the opportunity to climb to the top of the ski jump tower for a breathtaking panoramic view of Lahti and its surroundings.

If you're planning a longer road trip while in Finland, consider driving to the vibrant capital city of Helsinki or the historical town of Porvoo, both of which are easily accessible from Lahti. Renting a van in Lahti might be an excellent option if you're traveling with a larger group or have extra luggage. Nature lovers will appreciate the abundance of outdoor activities available in Lahti. Rent a bike and cycle around Lake Vesijärvi or explore the city's extensive network of walking and hiking trails. In the winter months, cross-country skiing and ice skating are popular pastimes among both locals and visitors.

If you're visiting Lahti with children, be sure to stop at the Laune Family Park, a large outdoor playground with various attractions, such as the traffic park, a mini-golf course and a petting zoo. There is plenty to keep the little ones (and the slightly bigger ones) entertained!

Indulge in the city's thriving food scene by visiting local cafés and restaurants that serve traditional Finnish cuisine as well as international fare. For a taste of Finnish culture, try dishes like karjalanpiirakka (Karelian pasties) or lohikeitto (salmon soup). Don't forget to visit Lahti's Market Square, where you can sample local delicacies, purchase fresh produce and interact with friendly locals.

Lahti is also known for its lively events and festivals, including the annual Lahti Ski Games and the Lahti Organ Festival. Check the city's event calendar to catch any ongoing events during your visit.

Driving in Lahti

Renting a car in Lahti provides you with the flexibility and freedom to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. Renting a car allows you to venture beyond the city limits and discover the region's stunning landscapes, quaint villages and hidden gems. Plus, you can set your own schedule and travel in comfort.

Before setting off on your Finnish road trip, familiarize yourself with local driving rules and regulations. In Finland, driving is on the right-hand side of the road, and the speed limits are typically 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on secondary roads, and 120 km/h on freeways.

When driving in Lahti, keep in mind that the downtown area has a number of pedestrian zones and one-way streets. Plan your route in advance, and use a GPS or a reliable map to help you navigate. Parking in Lahti is generally straightforward, with both on-street parking and parking lots available throughout the city. Be aware of local parking regulations, and pay attention to signs indicating any restrictions or fees.

During the winter months, driving conditions in Lahti and the surrounding region can be challenging due to snow and ice. Make sure your car is equipped with winter tires, which are mandatory in Finland from December to February. Additionally, it's a good idea to carry a snow brush and ice scraper in your car. When exploring the countryside around Lahti, be careful of wildlife, particularly moose, which can occasionally wander onto roads. Drive at a safe speed, especially during dawn and dusk when animals are most active.

Remember to always carry your driver's license, car rental documents and insurance information with you while driving in Finland. It's also a good idea to familiarize yourself with local traffic signs and road markings, as they may differ from those in your home country.

Driving in Lahti is an enjoyable and convenient way to discover the city and its surroundings. With a rental car in Lahti, you'll have the freedom to create your own unique Finnish adventure. Safe travels, and enjoy your time in this charming city!

Car and van hire in Finland with Enterprise

Enterprise Finland offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Lahti

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Lahti

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Lahti, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.