There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Vaasa by train, bus, night bus, 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  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Vaasa 45 / ...

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vaasa matkakeskus Hki linja-autoasema - Vaasa matkakeskus

$13 - $21

4 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kauhajoen Matkahuolto Katajanokan terminaali - Seinäjoki matkakeskus
  2. Take the bus from Kauhajoen Matkahuolto to Vaasanpuistikko 20/ Kauppahalli Kauhajoen Matkahuolto - Vaasa matkakeskus

$21 - $25

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Vaasa 263.5 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Vaasa  •  3 h 30 min

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

$61 - $219

Fly to Kokkola/Pietarsaari, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kokkola/Pietarsaari (KOK) HEL - KOK
  2. Take the bus from Kruunupyy E to Vaasa matkakeskus

$108 - $331

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Vaasa 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 1 min. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki to Vaasa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $21 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Helsinki to Kokkola/Pietarsaari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Vaasa matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
onnibus.com
H.P. Matkabussi Oy
Phone
044 990 0005
Email
info@matkabussi-hp.fi
Website
matkabussi-hp.fi
Night bus from Hki linja-autoasema to Kauhajoen Matkahuolto
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
matkabussi-hp.fi
Jari Kaari Oy
Phone
+358 50 0661913
Website
jarikaari.fi
Bus from Kauhajoen Matkahuolto to Vaasanpuistikko 20/ Kauppahalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
Jari Kaari Oy
Ingves & Svanbäck Ab Oy
Phone
+358 (0) 20 7434 530
Email
info@ingsva.fi
Website
ingsva.fi
Bus from Kruunupyy E to Vaasa matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
ingsva.fi
Antti Kangas Oy
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Kruunupyy E to Vaasa matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
Antti Kangas Oy

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Vaasa is 370 km. The road distance is 422 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Vaasa is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Vaasa. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hki linja-autoasema and arriving at Vaasa matkakeskus. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

The train from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 4 h 1 min including transfers and departs five times a day.