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There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Kajaani by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Kajaani Hki - Ol / ...

$50 - $75

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Ski Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the Ski Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kajaani F5

$18 - $27

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Drive  •  6h 24m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kajaani 348.7 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Kajaani  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ

$53 - $329

Fly to Oulu, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL
  2. Take the train from Oulu to Kajaani

$56 - $173

Fly to Kuopio, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO
  2. Take the train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Kajaani

$67 - $247

Fly to Kuusamo, Ski Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuusamo (KAO) HEL - KAO
  2. Take the Ski Bus from Kuusamo to Kajaani

$126 - $347

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to Ski Bus which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki - Kamppi and arriving at Kajaani. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki asema and arriving at Kajaani. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Kajaani is 474 km. The road distance is 557.9 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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The train from Helsinki asema to Kajaani takes 6h 12m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Helsinki to Kajaani bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki - Kamppi station.

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Helsinki to Kajaani train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Helsinki asema station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can Ski Bus, which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 8h, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Kajaani.
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  • Distance: 296.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Kajaani, Kainuu, Finland?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Kajaani 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 12m. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Kajaani 3 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Kuusamo to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
onnibus.com

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Helsinki to Kajaani bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Kajaani station.

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Helsinki to Kajaani train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Kajaani station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Kajaani is 558 km. It takes approximately 6h 24m to drive from Helsinki to Kajaani.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Kajaani. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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