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There are 3 ways to get from Helsinki to Oulu by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL

$42 - $144

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Train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Oulu 269 / ...

$55 - $85

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Oulu 379 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Oulu is to train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Oulu is to fly which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Oulu. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Oulu is 539 km. The road distance is 606.4 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Oulu without a car is to train which takes 9 h 25 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Oulu is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 35€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Oulu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Oulu.
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  • Distance: 337 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Finnair and Norwegian Air International fly from Helsinki to Oulu hourly. Alternatively, Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Oulu 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Oulu is 606 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Helsinki to Oulu.

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

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There are 83+ hotels available in Oulu. Prices start at $77 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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