There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki to Nurmes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Joensuu 11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Joensuu to Nurmes 761 / ...

$58 - $85

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Train, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Joensuu 11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Joensuu to Nurmes 9720 / ...

$66 - $91

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Nurmes 323.1 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Kajaani, drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ
  2. Drive from Kajaani to Nurmes

$74 - $353

Fly to Joensuu, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Joensuu (JOE) HEL - JOE
  2. Take the train from Joensuu to Nurmes

$59 - $242

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No, there is no direct train from Helsinki to Nurmes. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Nurmes via Joensuu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Nurmes is 435 km. The road distance is 517 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Nurmes without a car is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Helsinki to Nurmes, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Nurmes is 517 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Helsinki to Nurmes.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Nurmes. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Nurmes.
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  • Distance: 271.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Nurmes, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland?

You can take a train from Helsinki to Nurmes via Joensuu in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Joensuu to Nurmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Phone
013 122 324
Email
tilausajot@skl.fi
Website
savokarjalanlinja.fi
Bus from Joensuu to Nurmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy

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

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