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

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Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Vaasa 49 / ...

35€ - 60€

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Töölön Tulli to Vaasa C3

11€ - 17€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Vaasa 421.5 km

45€ - 75€

Fly to Vaasa  •  3h 24m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Vaasa (VAA) HEL - VAA

52€ - 90€

Fly to Pori, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Pori (POR) HEL - POR
  2. Take the bus from Pori to Vaasa

2208€ - 6014€

Helsinki to Vaasa by train

The train journey time between Helsinki and Vaasa is around 3h 56m and covers a distance of around 413 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 42m. Services are operated by Finnish Railways (VR). Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Helsinki to Vaasa train schedules

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Yes, travel within Finland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vaasa is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vaasa is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Vaasa is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to fly which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Töölön Tulli and arriving at Vaasa. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Vaasa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Vaasa is 370 km. The road distance is 421.5 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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The train from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3h 42m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Helsinki to Vaasa bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki Töölön Tulli station.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 6h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Vaasa.
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  • Distance: 369.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Vaasa every 4 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 60€ and the journey takes 3h 42m. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki Töölön Tulli to Vaasa 3 times a week. Tickets cost 11€ - 17€ and the journey takes 6h 15m.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Helsinki to Pori
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
2200€ - 6000€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 85€
Train operators
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Helsinki Töölön Tulli to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Pori to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
onnibus.com

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

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Helsinki to Vaasa bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Vaasa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Vaasa is 422 km. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Helsinki to Vaasa.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Vaasa Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Vaasa. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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