There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Kajaani by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Kajaani 9 / ...

$50 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Karhula linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Karhula linja-autoasema to Matkakeskus H1
  3. Take the night train from Kouvola to Kajaani 73

$66 - $93

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kajaani 348.7 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Kajaani  •  4 h 13 min

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

$56 - $329

Fly to Oulu, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$60 - $173

Fly to Kuopio, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$72 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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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 train from Helsinki to Kajaani takes 6 h 1 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Kajaani. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Kajaani.
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  • Distance: 296.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Kajaani twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kajaani 3 times a day.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
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
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
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 Kajaani
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Kouvola to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kuopio to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Karhula linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Bus from Karhula linja-autoasema to Matkakeskus H1
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Paunu Express Bus
Phone
020 764 94 00
Email
etunimi.sukunimi@paunu.fi
Website
paunu.fi
Bus from Karhula linja-autoasema to Kouvola Matkakeskus linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
Väinö Paunu Oy

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