There are 8 ways to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa by plane, train, bus, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Joensuu, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Joensuu (JOE) HEL - JOE
  2. Take the train from Joensuu to Lieksa

$54 - $223

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from Helsinki-Vantaa lentoasema T2 to Joensuu Kamppi - Kuhmo linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Joensuu to Lieksa linja-autoasema 9820 / ...

$20 - $25

6 alternative options

Fly to Kuopio, bus, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO
  2. Take the bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Nurmes
  3. Take the train from Nurmes to Lieksa

$85 - $250

Fly to Kajaani, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ
  2. Take the bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, tulolaituri (piha) to Lieksa linja-autoasema

$90 - $360

Fly to Oulu, train, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL
  2. Take the train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Kajaani/Kajana
  3. Take the bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, tulolaituri (piha) to Lieksa linja-autoasema

$97 - $211

Train, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Tikkurila to Joensuu Intercity / ...
  2. Take the bus from Joensuu to Lieksa linja-autoasema 9820 / ...

$66 - $99

Bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Joensuu Hki linja-autoasema - Joensuu
  2. Take the bus from Joensuu to Lieksa linja-autoasema 9820 / ...

$43 - $57

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa 326.9 miles

$70 - $110

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

You can take a bus from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa via Helsinki Central, Hki linja-autoasema, and Joensuu in around 10 h 2 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Joensuu to Lieksa
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Nurmes to Lieksa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Kajaani/Kajana
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Savonlinja
Phone
+358 20 1415500
Email
info@savonlinja.fi
Website
savonlinja.fi
Bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Nurmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
savonlinja.fi
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Phone
+358 20 1303450
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, tulolaituri (piha) to Lieksa linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$37 - $41
Schedules at
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Phone
013 122 324
Email
tilausajot@skl.fi
Website
savokarjalanlinja.fi
Bus from Joensuu to Lieksa linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Et-Tours Oy
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Night bus from Helsinki-Vantaa lentoasema T2 to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa?

The distance between Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Lieksa is 426 km. The road distance is 523 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa?

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa is to night bus and bus which costs 16€ - 21€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa?

The quickest way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa is to fly and train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 40€ - 190€.

Is there a direct bus between Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Lieksa?

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa. However, there are services departing from Helsinki-Vantaa and arriving at Lieksa linja-autoasema via Hki linja-autoasema and Joensuu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa?

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Lieksa, including transfers.