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

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Train  •  3h 44m

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

35€ - 60€

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Ruoholahti to Vaasa C2

11€ - 17€

3 alternative options

Train via Ylistaro  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Isokyrö Ic 43
  2. Take the train from Isokyrö to Vaasa Ic 43

44€ - 63€

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Vaasa 421.7 km

50€ - 80€

Fly  •  3h 42m

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

102€ - 315€

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to fly which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Ruoholahti and arriving at Vaasa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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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 44m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Vaasa is 370 km. The road distance is 421.7 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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The train from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3h 44m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Helsinki to Vaasa bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki Ruoholahti 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 44m and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Vaasa.
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  • Distance: 369.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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 44m. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki Ruoholahti to Vaasa once daily. Tickets cost 11€ - 17€ and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Isokyrö
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Isokyrö to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
www.vr.fi
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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Vaasa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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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 55m 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 38+ hotels available in Vaasa. Prices start at 87€ 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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