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

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Fly to Kuusamo  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuusamo (KAO) HEL - KAO

$109 - $317

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Fly to Rovaniemi, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN) HEL - RVN
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemen lentoasema to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Nousujohde E

Train, bus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 273 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema I to Kitkantie, Katekeetantie Rovaniemi linja-autoasema - Kuusamo linja-autoasema

Night train, bus  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the night train from Helsinki to Kemijärvi 265 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Ruka koulu Kemijärven linja-autoasema - Kuusamo lentoasema

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Ruka 517.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Ruka is to drive which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Ruka is to fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Ruka is 699 km. The road distance is 828.5 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Ruka without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Helsinki to Ruka, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Kuusamo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Ruka is 829 km. It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to drive from Helsinki to Ruka.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Kuusamo Airport.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Ruka. Prices start at $92 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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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Ruka.
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  • Distance: 437.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Ruka once daily.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Helsinki to Kemijärvi
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Mollarin Linjat
Phone
+358 (0)16-821 164
Email
info@mollarinlinjat.fi
Website
mollarinlinjat.fi
Bus from Rovaniemen lentoasema to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
Mollarin Linjat
Jbus Oy
Phone
+358 40 0291582
Website
jbus.fi
Bus from Rovaniemen lentoasema to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Jbus Oy
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Phone
+358 (0)8 868 1222
Email
saapunki@rukataksi.fi
Website
rukataksi.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Nousujohde E
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Ruka koulu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Koillismaan Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 40 7569095
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema I to Kitkantie, Katekeetantie
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi

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