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

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Train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Kajaani 65 / ...

50€ - 80€

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SkiBus  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the SkiBus from Helsinki Kamppi to Kajaani Pohjolankatu C5

15€ - 21€

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Night train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Helsinki to Kajaani 73 / ...

50€ - 80€

Drive  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kajaani 557.9 km

70€ - 110€

Fly to Kajaani  •  4h 12m

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

72€ - 355€

Fly to Oulu, train  •  6h 3m

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

56€ - 212€

Fly to Kuopio, train  •  6h 9m

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

64€ - 247€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to SkiBus which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 7h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to fly which costs 70€ - 360€ and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Kajaani Pohjolankatu. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Kajaani. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 12m.

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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 best way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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The train from Helsinki to Kajaani takes 6h 12m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Helsinki to Kajaani bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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Helsinki to Kajaani train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kajaani is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can SkiBus, which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 7h 57m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 360€ and takes 4h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Kajaani.
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  • Distance: 473.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Kajaani 3 times a day. Tickets cost 50€ - 80€ and the journey takes 6h 12m. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Kajaani Pohjolankatu 3 times a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 21€ and the journey takes 7h 57m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kuopio to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
www.vr.fi
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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Kajaani is 558 km. It takes approximately 6h 23m to drive from Helsinki to Kajaani.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Kajaani. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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