There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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

Fly to Ivalo, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Ivalo (IVL) HEL - IVL
  2. Take the bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes

$497 - $890

Cheapest option

Fly to Kirkenes  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kirkenes (KKN) HEL - KKN

$112 - $616

4 alternative options

Train, night bus, bus  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 27
  2. Take the night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Kakslauttanen
  3. Take the bus from Kakslauttanen to Kirkenes

$601 - $685

Bus  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
  3. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes

$625 - $722

Night train, bus  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Pasila Autojuna-Asema to Rovaniemi 267
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
  3. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes

$588 - $673

Drive  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kirkenes 843.9 miles

$220 - $330

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air International and two other airlines fly from Helsinki to Kirkenes hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Rovaniemi linja-autoasema, Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli, and Saariselkä in around 21 h 42 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Copenhagen, Oslo
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Pasila Autojuna-Asema to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$430 - $450
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Book at
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kakslauttanen to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$490 - $520
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Book at
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$470 - $500
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Book at
visitinari.fi
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Kakslauttanen
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$442
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
Book at
pasvikturist.no

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Kirkenes is 1089 km. The road distance is 1350 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes is to drive which costs 180€ - 280€ and takes 16 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs 420€ - 800€.

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Kirkenes. However, there are services departing from Hki linja-autoasema and arriving at Kirkenes via Rovaniemi linja-autoasema and Saariselkä. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes, including transfers.