Kotka is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in south eastern Finland. It lies 130 km from Helsinki and 279 km from St Petersburg. By car, the easiest way to reach Maritime Centre Vellamo is via the E18 motorway from both the west and the east, and there is ample parking space outside for both cars and charter buses. The train stop at the Port of Kotka is located just 400 metres away, and the distance to the bus station is approx. 1.5 kilometres.