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There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rovaniemi, night bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN) HEL - RVN
  2. Take the night bus from Rovaniemen lentoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema

$68 - $287

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Ski Bus, bus  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Take the Ski Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kemi F4
  2. Take the bus from Kemi to Rovaniemi F4
  3. Take the bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Sodankylä linja-autoasema

$46 - $68

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Fly to Ivalo, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Ivalo (IVL) HEL - IVL
  2. Take the bus from Ivalon lentoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema

$86 - $474

Train, bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Sodankylä linja-autoasema Rovaniemi linja-autoasema - Sodankylä linja-autoasema / ...

$94 - $137

Train, night bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki asema to Oulu asema
  2. Take the train from Oulu asema to Rovaniemi
  3. Take the night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Sodankylä linja-autoasema

$99 - $149

Bus  •  19 h 25 min

  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 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema 912 / ...

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Sodankylä 596.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä is to Ski Bus and bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 15 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä is to fly and night bus which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Sodankylä. However, there are services departing from Helsinki - Kamppi and arriving at Sodankylä linja-autoasema via Kemi and Poromiehentie 4 P. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 27 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Sodankylä is 810 km. The road distance is 954.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä, including transfers.

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

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

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Helsinki to Sodankylä bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, arrive at Sodankylä linja-autoasema station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Sodankylä is 954 km. It takes approximately 11 h 28 min to drive from Helsinki to Sodankylä.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Sodankylä.
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  • Distance: 506.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Sodankylä via Kemi, Rovaniemi, and Poromiehentie 4 P in around 15 h 27 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki asema to Oulu asema
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu asema to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Night bus from Rovaniemen lentoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
koivistonauto.fi
Night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
koivistonauto.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Ivalon lentoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Mollarin Linjat
Phone
+358 (0)16-821 164
Email
info@mollarinlinjat.fi
Website
mollarinlinjat.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema I to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
Mollarin Linjat
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
Mollarin Linjat
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
Mollarin Linjat
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Kemi to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki - Kamppi to Liminka th L
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
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
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Kutilan Liikenne Oy
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Rovaniemi bussterminal to Sodankylä bussterminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31 - $35
Website
Snelandia

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

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There are seven+ hotels available in Sodankylä. 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 32 min and costs 2€ - 9€.

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