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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Kemi by plane, bus, train, night bus, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Fly to Lulea, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Lulea (LLA) IST - LLA
  2. Take the bus from Luleå Airport to Tornio

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Fly to Oulu, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Oulu (OUL) IST - OUL
  2. Take the train from Oulu to Kemi

€145 - €325

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Fly to Rovaniemi, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rovaniemi (RVN) IST - RVN
  2. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Kemi

€224 - €656

Fly to Skelleftea, bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skelleftea (SFT) IST - SFT
  2. Take the bus from Skellefteå to Tornio

€235 - €563

Night bus, bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague
  3. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Stockholm to Tornio Haparanda

Night train, train, bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Deva
  3. Take the bus from Deva Train Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Stockholm to Tornio Haparanda

€199 - €286

Bus  •  3 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Stockholm
  3. Take the bus from Stockholm to Tornio Haparanda

Night train, bus  •  3 days 15h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Stockholm
  3. Take the bus from Stockholm to Tornio Haparanda

€188 - €247

Drive  •  44h 57m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kemi 4637.7 km

€500 - €800

Turkey → Finland
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No, entry into Finland from Turkey is currently restricted.

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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 Kemi is 0295 535 535.

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

The social distance requirement in Kemi 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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Finland.

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kemi is to fly and train which costs 1.200 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 8h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kemi is to fly and train which costs 1.900 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Kemi. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Pohjoisranta P via Galaţi, Stockholm and Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 15h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kemi is 2763 km. The road distance is 4637.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kemi without a car is to night bus and bus and ferry and bus which takes 2 days 20h and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 1m to get from Istanbul to Kemi, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Kemi bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Lulea Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Istanbul to Kemi bus services, operated by Tapanis Buss, arrive at Tornio Haparanda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Kemi is 4638 km. It takes approximately 44h 57m to drive from Istanbul to Kemi.

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  • Distance: 2762.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 1m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kemi, Finland?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Kemi via Galaţi, Stockholm, Tornio Haparanda, and Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus in around 3 days 15h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Gothenburg, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Helsinki, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Billund, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Skelleftea via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Flights from Istanbul to Skelleftea via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Istanbul to Skelleftea via Helsinki, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Istanbul to Skelleftea via Billund, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Flights from Istanbul to Skelleftea via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Boryspil, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Prague, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Warsaw Chopin, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Oslo, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Vienna, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Zurich, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Brussels, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Frankfurt, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Milan Malpensa, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Ankara, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Antalya, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lulea via Frankfurt, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
www.vr.fi
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€15 - €18
1st Class
€18 - €23
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€16 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €24
Bus operators
The Arctic Route
Phone
+47 400 02 196
Email
post@thearcticroute.com
Website
thearcticroute.com
Bus from Luleå Airport to Tornio
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thearcticroute.com
Tapanis Buss
Phone
0922-129 55
Email
info@tapanis.se
Website
tapanis.se
Bus from Skellefteå to Tornio
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Tapanis Buss
Bus from Stockholm to Tornio Haparanda
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Tapanis Buss
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Huntur
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
16h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Balkan Horn
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Website
Comati PSG
Bus from Deva Train Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €140
Website
Comati PSG
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
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Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Lulea Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Kemi. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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