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

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Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Kitee 11 / ...

$58 - $80

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Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kiasma to Kesälahti F6

$19 - $27

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kitee 248.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Joensuu (JOE) HEL - JOE
  2. Take the bus from Kauppatori L to Hovintie L

$55 - $236

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kitee is to bus which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kitee is to train which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Kitee. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kiasma and arriving at Hovintie L via Kesälahden tori (Kitee). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Kitee is 352 km. The road distance is 398.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kitee without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs 50€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Helsinki to Kitee, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Kitee bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki Kiasma station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kitee is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs 50€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Joensuu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Kitee.
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  • Distance: 220 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Kitee every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Kitee once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki Kiasma to Kesälahti
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Savonlinja Oy
Phone
+358 20 1415500
Email
info@savonlinja.fi
Website
savonlinja.fi
Bus from Kauppatori L to Hovintie L
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
savonlinja.fi
Linja-Karjala Oy
Phone
+358 20 1415500
Email
info@savonlinja.fi
Website
savonlinja.fi
Bus from Kauppatori L to Hovintie, L
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
savonlinja.fi

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Kitee is 398 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Helsinki to Kitee.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Joensuu Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Kitee. Prices start at $43 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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