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

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

Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Iisalmi/Idensalmi Intercity / ...

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Ruka Kumpare

$16 - $24

5 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Kuopio linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Kuopio linja-autoasema to Iisalmen kihlakunnanvirasto P Kuopio linja-autoasema - Kainuun Prikaati, pääportti P / ...

$80 - $101

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Iisalmi 295.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Kuopio, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO
  2. Take the train from Siilinjärvi to Iisalmi/Idensalmi

$65 - $241

Fly to Oulu, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL
  2. Take the train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Iisalmi/Idensalmi

$72 - $192

Fly to Kajaani, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ
  2. Take the train from Kajaani/Kajana to Iisalmi/Idensalmi

$68 - $347

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Iisalmi, Finland?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Iisalmi 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Iisalmi 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
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 Helsinki to Iisalmi/Idensalmi
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Siilinjärvi to Iisalmi/Idensalmi
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Iisalmi/Idensalmi
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kajaani/Kajana to Iisalmi/Idensalmi
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Website
kuopionliikenne.fi
Night bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Bus from Kuopio linja-autoasema to Iisalmen kihlakunnanvirasto P
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Night bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Bus from Kuopio linja-autoasema to Iisalmen kihlakunnanvirasto P
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Phone
+358 20 1303450
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Kuopio linja-autoasema to Iisalmen kihlakunnanvirasto P
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Schedules at
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass, Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF and Is ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar right for you? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Helsinki to Iisalmi?

The distance between Helsinki and Iisalmi is 395 km. The road distance is 473 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Iisalmi?

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Iisalmi is to bus which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Helsinki to Iisalmi?

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Iisalmi is to fly and train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 50€ - 200€.

Is there a direct train between Helsinki and Iisalmi?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Iisalmi/Idensalmi. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

Is there a direct bus between Helsinki and Iisalmi?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hki linja-autoasema and arriving at Iisalmi linja-autoasema. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Helsinki to Iisalmi?

The train from Helsinki to Iisalmi/Idensalmi takes 5 h 29 min including transfers and departs five times a day.