There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki to Kuopio by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Kuopio Intercity / ...

$35 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Onni Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Kuopio linja-autoasema

$12 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus Koiviston Auto Oy  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vesmanninmäki L Hki linja-autoasema - Jyväskylä Matkakeskus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vesmanninmäki I to Kuopio linja-autoasema 8272 / ...

$63 - $89

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kuopio 243.7 miles

$55 - $80

Fly  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO

$56 - $226

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Kuopio every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Kuopio 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Koiviston Auto Oy
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vesmanninmäki L
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $54
Schedules at
Koiviston Auto Oy
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vesmanninmäki L
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Savonlinja
Phone
+358 20 1415500
Email
info@savonlinja.fi
Website
savonlinja.fi
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vesmanninmäki L
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49 - $54
Schedules at
savonlinja.fi
Koivuranta Oy
Phone
(014) 552 551
Email
mail@koivuranta.fi
Website
koivuranta.fi
Bus from Vesmanninmäki I to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
Koivuranta Oy
Jyväskylän Liikenne Oy
Website
jyvaskylanliikenne.fi
Bus from Vesmanninmäki I to Kuopio linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Schedules at
jyvaskylanliikenne.fi

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Kuopio is 336 km. The road distance is 390 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kuopio is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kuopio is to fly which takes 3 h 26 min and costs 45€ - 200€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Kuopio. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hki linja-autoasema and arriving at Kuopio linja-autoasema. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

The train from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 4 h 24 min including transfers and departs every four hours.