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There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka by bus, train or car

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Line 561 bus, bus via Malmin asema  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the line 561 bus from Lentoasema to Malmin asema 561
  2. Take the bus from Helsinki Viikki to Kotka C7

11€ - 14€

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Line 561 bus, bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the line 561 bus from Lentoasema to Itäkeskus 561
  2. Take the bus from Itäkeskus, Itäväylä to Kotkan linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Kotkan linja-autoasema

Bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Lentoasema to Mellunmäki 562N
  2. Take the bus from Helsinki, Mellunmäki to Karhula linja-autoasema

Train  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Tikkurila to Kouvola Z / ...
  2. Take the train from Kouvola to Kotka 321 / ...

28€ - 46€

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka 130 km

15€ - 22€

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka is to line 561 bus and bus via Malmin asema which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka. However, there are services departing from Lentoasema and arriving at Kotka via Malmin asema and Helsinki Viikki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka. However, there are services departing from Lentoasema and arriving at Kotka via Tikkurila and Kouvola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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The distance between Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Kotka is 110 km. The road distance is 130 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka without a car is to line 561 bus and bus via Malmin asema which takes 3h 21m and costs 10€ - 14€.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka, including transfers.

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka bus services, operated by Helsingin seudun liikenne, depart from Lentoasema station.

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Tikkurila station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka is to line 561 bus and bus via Malmin asema which takes 3h 21m and costs 10€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 4h 33m.

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  • Distance: 110 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Helsinki Airport (HEL), Finland and Kotka, Finland?

You can take a bus from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka via Malmin asema, Viikki, and Helsinki Viikki in around 3h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka via Tikkurila and Kouvola in around 4h 33m.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola to Kotka
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Helsingin seudun liikenne
Phone
+358 9 47664000
Email
hsl@hsl.fi
Website
hsl.fi
Bus from Lentoasema to Malmin asema
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
aikataulut.hsl.fi
Bus from Lentoasema to Itäkeskus
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Schedules at
aikataulut.hsl.fi
Bus from Lentoasema to Mellunmäki
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Schedules at
aikataulut.hsl.fi
Bus Travel Oy Reissu Ruoti
Phone
029 170 0124
Email
asiakaspalvelu@reissuruoti.fi
Website
reissuruoti.fi
Bus from Itäkeskus, Itäväylä to Kotkan linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Bus Travel Oy Reissu Ruoti
INKERI LINE
Phone
FI: +358440165556 RU: +79215205493
Email
inkeriline@yandex.ru
Website
inkeriline.fi
Bus from Helsinki, Mellunmäki to Karhula linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
inkeriline.fi

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Kotka station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Kotka.

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