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

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Fly to Kemi  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kemi (KEM) HEL - KEM

$77 - $428

Cheapest option

Fly to Oulu, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$54 - $163

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Fly to Rovaniemi, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN) HEL - RVN
  2. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Kemi

$68 - $285

Train via Oulu asema  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Oulu asema Hki - Ol / ...
  2. Take the train from Oulu asema to Kemi Ol - Roi / ...

$69 - $103

Train, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Oulainen 25 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oulainen ras/Mh to Linja-autoasema T
  3. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Kemin rautatieasema

Train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Kemi Hki - Kli / ...

$65 - $100

Drive  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kemi 444.6 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kemi is to train which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kemi is to fly which costs 65€ - 380€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki asema and arriving at Kemi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Kemi is 619 km. The road distance is 711.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kemi without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Helsinki to Kemi, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kemi is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs 65€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Kemi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Kemi.
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  • Distance: 387.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kemi 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki to Kemi via Oulu asema in around 7 h 52 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Oulu asema to Kemi
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Oulu asema
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Oulainen
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Kemi
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Lesonen&Wiman Oy
Phone
045 2000088
Email
info@lewilines.fi
Website
lewilines.fi
Bus from Oulainen ras/Mh to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
lewilines.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Kemin rautatieasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Ketosen Liikenne
Phone
040 507 0312
Email
kemijarvi@ketosenliikenne.inet. en
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Kemin linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Kemi is 711 km. It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to drive from Helsinki to Kemi.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kemi Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Kemi. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 6€ - 7€.

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