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There are 3 ways to get from Kemijärvi to Apatity by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Sodankylä linja-autoasema to Ivalo MH
  3. Take the bus from Ivalo to Murmansk, Hotel Poliarnie Zori
  4. Take the train from Murmansk to Apatity 1

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Bus, train via Kirkenes  •  18h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Sodankylä linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
  3. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
  4. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Murmansk
  5. Take the train from Murmansk to Apatity 1

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Kemijärvi to Apatity 369.6 km
Finland → Russia
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International entry into Russia from Finland

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Conditions of entry into Russia from Finland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Russia from Finland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • 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 Apatity is 8-800-2000-112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Apatity is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Apatity is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

No, returning to Finland from Russia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Kemijärvi to Apatity is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 5h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Kemijärvi to Apatity is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 5h 24m.

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The distance between Kemijärvi and Apatity is 274 km. The road distance is 369.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kemijärvi to Apatity without a car is to bus and train which takes 14h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 15m to get from Kemijärvi to Apatity, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kemijärvi to Apatity is 370 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Kemijärvi to Apatity.

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  • Distance: 274.4 km
  • Duration: 14h 15m

What companies run services between Kemijärvi, Finland and Apatity, Russia?

There is no direct connection from Kemijärvi to Apatity. However, you can take the bus to Sodankylä linja-autoasema, take the bus to Ivalo MH, take the walk to Ivalo, take the bus to Murmansk, Hotel Poliarnie Zori, take the walk to Murmansk, then take the train to Apatity 1. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kemijärvi to Apatity via Sodankylä linja-autoasema, Saariselkä, Kirkenes, Murmansk, and Murmansk in around 18h 8m.

Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Murmansk to Apatity 1
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 900 - RUB 1500
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1000 - RUB 1500
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 900 - RUB 1300
Bus operators
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Phone
+358 (0)8 868 1222
Email
saapunki@rukataksi.fi
Website
rukataksi.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Jbus Oy
Phone
+358 40 0291582
Website
jbus.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Sodankylä linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Jbus Oy
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Phone
+35816 312280
Email
tilausajo@liikenneniemela.fi
Website
liikenneniemela.fi
Bus from Sodankylä linja-autoasema to Ivalo MH
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Bus from Sodankylä linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Liikenne O.Niemelä Oy
Murmansk Avtotrans
Website
murmanskautotrans.ru
Bus from Ivalo to Murmansk, Hotel Poliarnie Zori
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 1600
Schedules at
murmanskautotrans.ru
Oberösterreichischer Verkehrsverbund
Phone
0732 66 10 10 66
Email
kundencenter@ooevv.at
Website
ooevv.at
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RUB 18895
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 22000 - RUB 23500
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
bookingkirkenes.no
Bus from Kirkenes to Murmansk
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1863
Schedules at
bookingkirkenes.no

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