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There are 8 ways to get from Helsinki to Puolanka by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Kajaani Hki - Ol / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kajaani rautatieasema to Puolanka 30

Cheapest option

Fly to Kuusamo, Ski Bus, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuusamo (KAO) HEL - KAO
  2. Take the Ski Bus from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi
  3. Take the bus from Suomussalmi linja-autoasema to Puolanka

$153 - $387

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Ski Bus, bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the Ski Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kajaani F5
  2. Take the bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Puolanka 30

Night train, bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the night train from Helsinki to Kajaani 73
  2. Take the bus from Kajaani rautatieasema to Puolanka 30

Drive  •  7h 41m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Puolanka 410.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Kajaani, bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ
  2. Take the bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Puolanka

Fly to Oulu, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL
  2. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Paltamo
  3. Take the bus from Paltamo to Puolanka

Fly to Kuopio, train, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO
  2. Take the train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Kajaani
  3. Take the bus from Kajaani rautatieasema to Puolanka

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Puolanka is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Puolanka is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Puolanka. However, there are services departing from Helsinki - Kamppi and arriving at Puolanka via Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 35m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Puolanka is 541 km. The road distance is 657.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Puolanka without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 44m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 44m to get from Helsinki to Puolanka, including transfers.

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

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

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Helsinki to Puolanka bus services, operated by Suorsan Liikenne Ky, arrive at Puolanka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Puolanka is 657 km. It takes approximately 7h 41m to drive from Helsinki to Puolanka.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Puolanka.
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  • Distance: 338.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Puolanka via Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri in around 10h 35m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
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 Helsinki asema to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Suorsan Liikenne Ky
Phone
+358 40 0610285
Email
info@suorsanliikenne.fi
Website
suorsanliikenne.fi
Bus from Kajaani rautatieasema to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Suorsan Liikenne Ky
Bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Suorsan Liikenne Ky
Bus from Paltamo to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Suorsan Liikenne Ky
Kai Heikkinen Oy
Phone
+358 40 0306305
Website
kaiheikkinen.fi
Bus from Kajaani rautatieasema to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Kai Heikkinen Oy
Bus from Kajaani linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Kai Heikkinen Oy
Bus from Paltamo to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Kai Heikkinen Oy
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Phone
+358 20 1303450
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Paltamo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Tilausmatkat
Phone
017 – 26 333 23
Email
toimisto @ tilausmatkat.info
Website
tilausmatkat.info
Bus from Suomussalmi linja-autoasema to Puolanka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tilausmatkat.info

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kajaani Airport.

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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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