Valtteri Bottas Duathlon on 18. August

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon and Lehtimäki Group

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon powered by Tunturi will be held for the third time on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Valtteri’s home district, Nastola. Lehtimäki Group is the official partner of the event.

Co-operation on public transportation continues, as Lehtimäki brings people from the Lahti market square to Pajulahti.

Lehtimäki free transportation on Sunday, August 18, 2019:

This year’s novelties

Team Duathlon is the much-desired novelty this year. Mika Häkkinen and his team tested the tracks last year. The Mini-VBD for children under the age of 7 is also a welcome addition. Each participating child will receive a medal. Valtteri Bottas enters the starting line at 2 pm.

Things to do for the whole family

The event area has free entrance and has a wide range of activities for the whole family. At the Partner Area, the event partners will make sure that everyone has enough to do.

09.00 Information open
10.00 Partner area open
10.30 Magic and motion on stage, Ladycrone
11.00 Ilpo Kaikkonen
11.25 Mini Valtteri Bottas Duathlon for Children under 7 years
11.40 Warm up
12.00 Family Duathlon
13.00 Ilpo Kaikkonen
13.40 Warm up
14.00 Valtteri Bottas Duathlon, men & women & teams
14:30 Giant Soap Bubble Show, Ladycrone
Approx. 16.00 Family Duathlon & Valtteri Bottas Duathlon Award Ceremony
18.00 Event area closes

The race can also be followed along the route and ISTV will broadcast the race departure at 2 pm on its website.

Changes may be made to the program, please see the program details at:

Neste Rally Finland LIVE

Special Stage busses – Neste Rally LIVE


Lehtimäki Charter will take you to the famous Neste Rally Finland in August. Transportation from Jyväskylä for special stages on race days. Lehtimäki Group is the official transport partner of Neste Rally Finland.

Presale for transportation for special stages has ended. Please ask for free seats  directly from the buses! Payment in cash. Price: 12,50 eur / person / direction.

The starting point is Jyväskylä Travel Center, Hannikaisenkatu 20, 40100 Jyväskylä.

Friday 2.8.2019

Äänekoski EK 6 

Äänekoski EK 10 

Saturday 3.8.2019

Leustu EK 15 

Leustu EK 19

Sunday 4.8.2019

Ruuhimäki EK 32 / EK23 Power Stage 


Please contact our Sales Team for further information and service in English (Mon-Fri 9-16):
+358 (0)207 509 509,

Detailed information about the rally:

Photos: AKK, Pihla Liukkonen, Toni Ollikainen

World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki

World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki


Finnish Figure Skating Association hosts the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki on 12-13 April, 2019. The previous Synchronized Skating Championships were held in Helsinki 2001 and 2011 and the ISU Junior World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2013.

24 teams from 20 countries will take part in the competition, and Helsinki Rockettes and Marigold IceUnity will represent Finland. Finland and Marigold IceUnity are the dominant world champions, so there are special expectations for this competition.

Lehtimäki Charter will take care of the transportation of the skating teams. Transport between the airport, the ice rink and the hotel is carried out safely by high-quality charter buses.

– The popularity of the event is very high! Tickets were sold in less than an hour last autumn. In Finland, synchronized skating  is very popular. Our country has more than 180 teams, what is more than anywhere else in the world, says Mila Kajas-Virtanen, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Finnish Figure Skating Association.

Nearly 400 volunteers are involved in the event. The competition is organized by the Finnish Figure Skating Association.

Lehtimäki Tilausajot wishes the best of luck and success to all teams – especially Helsinki Rockettes and Marigold IceUnity!

Read more:

See you at Nordic Travel Fair on 17.1.

Professionals of tourism gather together in Helsinki Messukeskus into the largest travel fair organized in Northern Europe! Our crew from Lehtimäki Charters Sales Team and Lehtimäki Travel Agency are also on the spot.

MATKA Business Forum on 17. January is dedicated to companies providing business travel services for global travel management decision-makers. You will meet us at our exhibition stand 1e30. 

Would you like to book an appoitment with us on 17th of January held in Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Center? Send inquiry to or and we will be in touch!

We are more than happy to discuss about your needs with a cop of coffee. Lets make together new plans for present and upcoming year and provide even better service and experiences for our clients.

More about Matka Business Forum

Lehtimäki and Kovanen start a partnership in chartered transport operations

As a result of this partnership, customers will be able to get all they need from a single provider, and even larger transportation needs will be met with ease.

Leaders in the taxi and transportation industry Lehtimäki Charter and Kovanen have started a partnership. Going forward, Lehtimäki’s customers will be able to order Kovanen’s Mercedes-Benz vehicles and minibuses (vehicles with 10-16 seats). Similarly, you will also be able to order large Lehtimäki buses through Kovanen. Behind this change is a desire to ensure better availability for customers and raise the already high level of service offered.

”Kovanen is the best partner for us because they have invested uncompromisingly in the overall quality of their services. With our larger capacity we will be able to offer broader transportation packages with a more diverse fleet at our disposal, and customers will receive everything they need from the contact person they already know,” says Lehtimäki Group CEO, Mikko Lehtimäki.

All of Kovanen’s large bus transportation operations will be move to Lehtimäki Charter. Lehtimäki’s capacity for charter transportation is all-in-all over 70 buses.

”Previously, we only had eight large buses. Going forward, we want to remain a transportation provider that offers comprehensive services and now we can offer our customers even more. At Kovanen, we’ll invest in minibuses with 16 seats as well as personal vehicles. Lehtimäki is a high-quality and trustworthy operator specialised in charter transportation and they will be able to deliver what we are looking for and require,” says Kovanen CEO Topi Simola.

Customers will notice an improvement in the availability of high-quality transportation services and the overall ease of doing business with us.

Lehtimäki Charter operates around 30,000 charter transportations per year with its modern fleet, which includes all types and sizes of vehicles, from 19 to 67-seaters. Lehtimäki Group has approximately 200 employees and the fleet includes 120 modern buses. In 2017, revenue exceeded 20 million euros. Lehtimäki Group’s CEO is Mikko Lehtimäki.

Kovanen Yhtiöt Oy is Finland’s largest full service personal transportation company. The company offers quality transportation for both individuals and larger groups, no matter the need, from taxi service to charter transport. Kovanen’s fleet is made up of black Mercedes-Benz limousines, sedan taxis, taxi vans and minibuses.

Kovanen belongs to a subsidiary of the Nordic leader Cabonline corporation, taxi company Cabonline Finland Oy. Cabonline Finland also owns FixuTaxi, launched at the start of the year to complement Kovanen. The company has over 40 years of experience in the taxi industry and excellent customer service. Around 700 industry professionals work for the company in the capital city region.

Welcome to meet us at the Travel Fair (Matka 2017)

Welcome to meet us at the Travel Fair (Matka 2017) in the Helsinki Fair Center between 19th and 22nd January at booth 6t50. Come to hear our latest news, take advantage of our fair offers and participate in a raffle!

The theme of the event this year is ‘Meet the whole world’. Read more about the fair.

Opening hours

For professionals
Thursday 19th Jan 9 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
VIP event for Lehtimäki corporate customers at 1p.m.

For public
Friday 20th Jan 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 21st Jan 10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 22nd jan 10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Hop into our Fair ride from Lahti or Kouvola

We arrange charter bus rides to the Travel Fair on Saturday 21st Jan. You can purchase both a return ticket to the event (10€) and your fair ticket (9€) from us. Read more and reserve your spot!

See you at the fair!

Time travel to Finnish Chicago on board the nostalgic Camel

Time travel to Finnish Chicago is a closer look at the rough past of Lahti. The tour is taken on board Lehtimäki’s show-piece vehicle – the nostalgic Camel.

The Camel is an elegantly renovated tourist bus, built in 1960 with a hump on its back as it should be. Our unique Camel is the only 35 seat Büssing TU 4500 Emmelman preserved in the world.

Behind the idea of the Time Travel to Finnish Chicago bus tour is founder of the Lahti motorbike museum Riku Routo. The tour is organized by the Lahti Community and your tour guide can be either Routo, radio journalist Joni Heinonen or Mato Valtonen from the Sleepy Sleepers – the choice is yours.

The surprising stories told at the tour reveal Lahti from a new angle. Many wouldn’t know – or guess – that the nickname Chicago wasn’t originally crime-related but was adopted because like Chicago, Lahti used to be famous for its slaughterhouses in the 1920’s. It was only in the 1960’s and 1970’s when the comparison started referring to the violence and crime levels.

Present-day Lahti no longer lives up to Chicago’s criminal reputation but the parallel has stayed as part of their identity for the locals. And because today’s Chicago is a successful metropolis, the comparison doesn’t really bother local people.

We charter our splendid classic vehicle Camel for special events and occasions like weddings, anniversaries and corporate events. If you feel inspired, please get in touch with our Charters sales team.

Call: 0207 509 550 or email: Tilausajot (at)

Riga Roadtrip for Jokeri-fans 26.-27.11.

Join the ice-hockey fans roadtrip to Riga on 26.-27.11.2016.

First we take a ferry to Tallinn and from there drive on to the atmospheric capital of Latvia. In Riga we will support the Jokerit in a special 1000 seat fan area and raise the roof of the Arena Riga with the Jokerit spirit. The evening then continues with getting to know Riga’s night life and in the early hours we head back to Tallinn and Helsinki.

Book an unforgettable Christmas trip! Choose your package and bus.

Read more here and book a ride!

Or would you rather travel with own group and in own bus? No worries, this can be arranged!

Call our sales team: +358 207 509 509 and let’s put together your own travel package.

Lehtimäki Charters is the official transport partner of Lahti MM 2017

The championships will take over Lahti from 22.2. to 5.3.2017 as the best athletes take measure of each other in winter sports.

Lehtimäki Charters is the official transport partner of the championships and looks after the transportation of teams, media and the audience. We feel thrilled to be part of this top international event.

Lehtimäki Charters is serving all guests from home and abroad with a smile and professionalism. You are warmly welcome – let’s make new championship memories together!

Contact our Charters sales team:

Call: +358 207 509 550 or e-mail: Tilausajot (at)

For ticket packets, VIP tickets, group tickets and services at Lahti2017 championships go to:

You are warmly welcome – let’s make new championship memories together!

Photo: Lauri Roivas / LAMK