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There are 10 ways to get from Helsinki to Lapland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Rovaniemi  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN) HEL - RVN

$51 - $267

Cheapest option

Ski Bus, bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the Ski Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kemi F4
  2. Take the bus from Kemi to Rovaniemi F4

$26 - $39

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Fly to Ivalo  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Ivalo (IVL) HEL - IVL

$98 - $474

Fly to Kittila  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kittila (KTT) HEL - KTT

$67 - $466

Fly to Kemi  •  4h 33m

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

$73 - $429

Fly to Oulu, train  •  5h 4m

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

$49 - $164

Train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 27 / ...

$70 - $110

Train via Oulu asema  •  9h 8m

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

$78 - $119

Bus  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Liminka th L F8
  2. Take the bus from Linnankatu 9 P to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema 10 / ...

Drive  •  9h 57m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 515.7 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Lapland is to Ski Bus and bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Lapland is to fly which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Lapland. However, there are services departing from Helsinki - Kamppi and arriving at Rovaniemi via Kemi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Rovaniemi. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 54m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Lapland is 846 km. The road distance is 825.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Lapland without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Helsinki to Lapland, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Lapland is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs 40€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 7h 54m, you could also Ski Bus and bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 12h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Lapland.
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  • Distance: 528.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Norwegian Air International and Finnair fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi every 4 hours. Alternatively, Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 7h 54m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Kittila
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Kittila
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Oulu asema to Kemi
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Oulu asema
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu asema to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
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Bus from Kemi to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Liminka th L
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Kutilan Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 16 364300
Website
kutilan.fi
Bus from Linnankatu 9 P to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Kutilan Liikenne Oy

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Rovaniemi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Helsinki to Lapland bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Rovaniemi station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Lapland is 825 km. It takes approximately 9h 57m to drive from Helsinki to Lapland.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Rovaniemi Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lapland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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