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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Iisalmi/Idensalmi Intercity / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ylä-Savon Ammattioppilaitos I to Sonkajärvi las 5443 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Ruka Kumpare

$16 - $24

5 alternative options

Night train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Helsinki to Lapinlahti 73

$52 - $76

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi 308.3 miles

$65 - $110

Fly to Kuopio, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kuopio (KUO) HEL - KUO
  2. Take the bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Iisalmi linja-autoasema to Sonkajärvi las

Fly to Kajaani, bus, line 5460 bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kajaani (KAJ) HEL - KAJ
  2. Take the bus from Pohjolankatu 33 P to Sukeva Neste th, E
  3. Take the line 5460 bus from Sukeva Neste to Sonkajärvi las

Fly to Oulu, bus  •  8 h 50 min

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

$80 - $190

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Sonkajärvi, Pohjois-Savo, Finland?

Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Helsinki to Kajaani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Iisalmi/Idensalmi
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Helsinki to Lapinlahti
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Linja-autoliike Veljekset Laitinen Oy
Phone
+358 17 752556
Website
linja-autoliikelaitinen.fi
Bus from Ylä-Savon Ammattioppilaitos I to Sonkajärvi las
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Linja-autoliike Veljekset Laitinen Oy
Bus from Iisalmi linja-autoasema to Sonkajärvi las
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Linja-autoliike Veljekset Laitinen Oy
Bus from Sukeva Neste to Sonkajärvi las
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Linja-autoliike Veljekset Laitinen Oy
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Bus from Pohjolankatu 33 P to Sukeva Neste th, E
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Website
kuopionliikenne.fi
Bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
Kuopion Liikenne Oy
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Phone
+358 20 1303450
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Siilinjärvi linja-autoasema to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Henkilökuljetus Rissanen Oy
Phone
044 7279546
Email
rissanenoy@gmail.com
Website
henkilokuljetusrissanen.fi
Bus from Iisalmi linja-autoasema to Sonkajärvi las
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
henkilokuljetusrissanen.fi
Paakinahon Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 8 440676
Email
posti@paakinaho.fi
Website
paakinaho.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Iisalmi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $43
Schedules at
Paakinahon Liikenne Oy

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Sonkajärvi is 412 km. The road distance is 493 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi is to bus which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi is to drive which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi. However, there are services departing from Hki linja-autoasema and arriving at Sonkajärvi las via Iisalmi linja-autoasema. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Helsinki to Sonkajärvi, including transfers.

Trips to Sonkajärvi

Iisalmi to Sonkajärvi