There are 11 ways to get from Kirkenes to Kiruna by bus, car, night bus, ferry, train 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.

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Bus, drive  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes skole to Varangerbotn bussterminal 64
  2. Take the bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to Karasjok bussterminal
  3. Take the bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Circle K Kautokeino
  4. Drive from Circle K Kautokeino to Karesuando busstation
  5. Take the bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna busstation 50

$147 - $177

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Fly Kirkenes to Tromso, bus, train  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Kirkenes (KKN) to Tromso (TOS) KKN - TOS
  2. Take the bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Narvik bussterminal
  3. Take the train from Narvik station to Kiruna station

$137 - $354

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Bus, night bus  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
  2. Take the night bus from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Pello SEO
  4. Take the bus from Pello Pellohallen to Kiruna busstation 53

$571 - $620

Bus  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema 912 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus
  4. Take the bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Kiruna busstation 53

$557 - $626

Bus via Ivalon lentoasema  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
  2. Take the bus from Ivalon lentoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus
  4. Take the bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Kiruna busstation 53

$521 - $583

Ferry, bus, train  •  44 h 23 min

  1. Take the ferry from Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai to Tromsø Hurtigrutekai
  2. Take the bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Narvik bussterminal 100
  3. Take the train from Narvik station to Kiruna station

$334 - $462

Drive  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Kirkenes to Kiruna 447.9 miles

$110 - $180

Fly Kirkenes to Alta, bus, drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Kirkenes (KKN) to Alta (ALF) KKN - ALF
  2. Take the bus from Alta lufthavn to Kautokeino
  3. Drive from Kautokeino to Karesuando busstation
  4. Take the bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna busstation

$220 - $654

Bus to Vadso, fly to Tromso, bus, train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes skole to Vadsø lufthavn
  2. Fly from Vadso (VDS) to Tromso (TOS) VDS - TOS
  3. Take the bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Narvik bussterminal
  4. Take the train from Narvik station to Kiruna station

$172 - $371

Bus to Ivalo, fly to Kittila, bus  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
  2. Fly from Ivalo (IVL) to Kittila (KTT) IVL - KTT
  3. Take the bus from Levintie 301 (lentoasema) to Kolari keskusta L
  4. Take the bus from Pajala busstation to Kiruna busstation

$628 - $805

Bus to Vadso, fly to Alta, bus, drive  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkenes skole to Vadsø lufthavn
  2. Fly from Vadso (VDS) to Alta (ALF) VDS - ALF
  3. Take the bus from Alta lufthavn to Kautokeino
  4. Drive from Kautokeino to Karesuando busstation
  5. Take the bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna busstation

$215 - $541

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kirkenes to Kiruna station. However, there are services departing from Kirkenes and arriving at Kiruna busstation via Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli, Rovaniemi linja-autoasema and Haparanda/Tornio RC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kirkenes and Kiruna is 446 km. The road distance is 716.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Kiruna without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 35 min to get from Kirkenes to Kiruna, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Kirkenes Airport to Alta Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kirkenes to Kiruna bus services, operated by Länstrafiken, arrive at Kiruna busstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kirkenes to Kiruna is 717 km. It takes approximately 10 h 2 min to drive from Kirkenes to Kiruna.

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Widerøe offers flights from Kirkenes Airport to Alta Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Kiruna. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kirkenes to Kiruna.
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  • Distance: 278.7 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 35 min

What companies run services between Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway and Kiruna, Sweden?

You can take a bus from Kirkenes to Kiruna via Saariselkä, Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli, Rovaniemi linja-autoasema, Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus, and Haparanda/Tornio RC in around 18 h 14 min.

Airlines
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Kirkenes to Alta
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Kirkenes to Tromso
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Vadso to Tromso
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vadso to Tromso via Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vadso to Alta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Kirkenes to Tromso
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Ivalo to Kittila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Narvik station to Kiruna station
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$15 - $21
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$23 - $35
2nd Class Refundable
$23 - $35
1st Class Refundable
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Kirkenes skole to Varangerbotn bussterminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to Karasjok bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Circle K Kautokeino
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Saariselkä to Rovaniemi bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Alta lufthavn to Kautokeino
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33 - $36
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Kirkenes skole to Vadsø lufthavn
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$41 - $45
Website
Snelandia
Länstrafiken
Website
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Karesuando busstation to Kiruna busstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Pello Pellohallen to Kiruna busstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Kiruna busstation
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Pajala busstation to Kiruna busstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Kakslauttanen
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$480 - $510
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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Bus from Kirkenes to Ivalo Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$420 - $440
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
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $51
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Pello SEO
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Ivalon lentoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Levintie 301 (lentoasema) to Kolari keskusta L
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Kirkenes to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$436
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
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pasvikturist.no
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi
Troms Fylkestrafikk
Phone
+47 77 78 87 77
Website
tromskortet.no
Bus from Tromsø Prostneset to Narvik bussterminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Troms Fylkestrafikk
Ferry operators
Hurtigruten
Phone
+442031 317 799
Website
hurtigruten.com
Ferry from Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai to Tromsø Hurtigrutekai
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Schedules at
hurtigruten.com

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The best way to get from Kirkenes to Kirkenes Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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