There are 6 ways to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki by bus, plane, night bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Ivalo, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
  2. Fly from Ivalo (IVL) to Helsinki (HEL) IVL - HEL

$488 - $878

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Fly from Kirkenes  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Kirkenes (KKN) to Helsinki (HEL) KKN - HEL

$114 - $617

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Bus, night bus, train  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
  2. Take the night bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki 122 / ...

$601 - $668

Bus, train  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema 912 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Kemin linja-autoasema
  4. Take the train from Kemi to Helsinki 122 / ...

$597 - $678

Bus, night bus, night train  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
  2. Take the night bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the night train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki 274 / ...

$583 - $649

Drive  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kirkenes to Helsinki 844.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The distance between Kirkenes and Helsinki is 1089 km. The road distance is 1351.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki without a car is to bus and night bus and train which takes 18 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ivalo Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h ahead of Kirkenes. It is currently 3:08 AM in Kirkenes and 4:08 AM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Kirkenes to Helsinki is 1351 km. It takes approximately 16 h 51 min to drive from Kirkenes to Helsinki.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Ivalo Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 708+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Kirkenes Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 680.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway and Helsinki, Finland?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and two other airlines fly from Kirkenes to Helsinki every 4 hours.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Ivalo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Ivalo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kemi to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$420 - $440
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$480 - $510
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Night bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $51
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Night bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47 - $53
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$432
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
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pasvikturist.no
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Rovaniemi bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62 - $68
Website
Snelandia
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Kemin linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi

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