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There are 4 ways to get from Helsinki to Ivalo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 9m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Ivalo (IVL) HEL - IVL

€112 - €235

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Bus  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema C4
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo F42 Flex

€30 - €148

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Train, bus  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi Ic 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Ivalo MH Rovaniemi - Sodankylä - Ivalo

Drive  •  13h 26m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Ivalo 1115.1 km

€130 - €190

Helsinki to Ivalo by train and bus

The journey time between Helsinki and Ivalo is around 16h 21m and covers a distance of around 1179 km. The fastest journey normally takes 16h 21m. Operated by Finnish Railways (VR) and Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy, the Helsinki to Ivalo service departs from Helsinki and arrives in Ivalo MH. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
16h 21m
Fastest journey time:
16h 21m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:24
Last service departs at:
08:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Helsinki to Ivalo train and bus schedules

Helsinki → Ivalo
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COVID-19 help in Finland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0295 535 535

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Finland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ivalo is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ivalo is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Ivalo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Ivalo is to bus which costs €29 - €150 and takes 19h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Helsinki to Ivalo is to fly which takes 3h 9m and costs €110 - €240.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Ivalo. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Ivalo via Rovaniemi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Ivalo is 952 km. The road distance is 1115.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Ivalo without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Helsinki to Ivalo, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Ivalo bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Ivalo is to fly which takes 3h 9m and costs €110 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €150 and takes 19h 10m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Ivalo.
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  • Distance: 952 km
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Ivalo once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Ivalo via Rovaniemi in around 19h 10m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo via Kittila
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Train operators
Bus operators
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Phone
+35816 312280
Email
tilausajo@liikenneniemela.fi
Website
liikenneniemela.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Ivalo MH
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
onnibus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Ivalo is 1115 km. It takes approximately 13h 26m to drive from Helsinki to Ivalo.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Ivalo Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Ivalo. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs €2 - €5.

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