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There are 7 ways to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki by bus, plane, night bus, train, night train or car

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Bus to Ivalo, fly  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
  2. Fly from Ivalo (IVL) to Helsinki (HEL) IVL - HEL

$482 - $878

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Fly from Kirkenes  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Kirkenes (KKN) to Helsinki (HEL) KKN - HEL

$109 - $618

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Bus, night bus, train via Kakslauttanen  •  17h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
  2. Take the night bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki asema 274 / ...

$600 - $667

Bus, Ski Bus  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
  2. Take the bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi bussterminal 912 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi to Kemi F4
  4. Take the Ski Bus from Kemi to Helsinki - Kamppi F4

$566 - $608

Bus, night bus, train  •  24h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
  2. Take the night bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Pasila Autojuna-Asema 264

$585 - $652

Bus, night train  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the night train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki asema 266

$570 - $650

Drive  •  16h 51m

  1. Drive from Kirkenes to Helsinki 844.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki is to fly which costs kr 850 - kr 5500 and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki is to bus and fly which costs kr 3900 - kr 7500 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kirkenes to Helsinki. However, there are services departing from Kirkenes and arriving at Helsinki - Kamppi via Kakslauttanen, Rovaniemi and Kemi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 42m.

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The distance between Kirkenes and Helsinki is 1089 km. The road distance is 1351.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki without a car is to bus and night bus and train which takes 17h 59m and costs kr 4900 - kr 5500.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki, including transfers.

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Kirkenes to Helsinki bus services, operated by VisitInari.fi, depart from Kirkenes station.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki is to fly which takes 7h 36m and costs kr 850 - kr 5500. Alternatively, you can bus and Ski Bus, which costs kr 4600 - kr 5100 and takes 21h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Ivalo Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Kirkenes to Helsinki bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Helsinki - Kamppi station.

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Map of how to get from Kirkenes to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 680.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway and Helsinki, Finland?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and two other airlines fly from Kirkenes to Helsinki every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Kakslauttanen, Rovaniemi, and Kemi in around 21h 42m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Ivalo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ivalo to Helsinki via Kittila
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Ivalo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Kirkenes to Helsinki via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki asema
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Pasila Autojuna-Asema
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$420 - $440
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$480 - $510
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Night bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $51
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Night bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47 - $53
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$56 - $61
Website
Snelandia
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
koivistonauto.fi
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi to Kemi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Kemi to Helsinki - Kamppi
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$432
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
Book at
pasvikturist.no

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More Questions & Answers

Helsinki is 1h ahead of Kirkenes. It is currently 1:34 PM in Kirkenes and 2:34 PM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Kirkenes to Helsinki is 1351 km. It takes approximately 16h 51m to drive from Kirkenes to Helsinki.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Ivalo Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Kirkenes Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 23m and costs kr 57 - kr 62.

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