There are 10 ways to get from Kiruna to Kirkenes by bus, car, train, ferry, plane or night bus

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 57 min

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

$146 - $175

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Train, bus to Tromso, fly to Kirkenes  •  13 h 6 min

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

$131 - $350

8 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 7 min

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

$551 - $625

Train, bus  •  18 h

  1. Take the train from Kiruna station to Luleå Centralstation
  2. Take the bus from Luleå busstation to Haparanda/Tornio RC 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
  4. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli 912 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes

$563 - $676

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

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

$335 - $476

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Kiruna to Kirkenes 447.9 miles

$110 - $180

Train, bus to Evenes, fly to Kirkenes  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Kiruna station to Narvik station
  2. Take the bus from Narvik bussterminal to Harstad/Narvik lufthavn
  3. Fly from Evenes (EVE) to Kirkenes (KKN) EVE - KKN

$157 - $608

Bus, drive, night bus to Alta, fly to Kirkenes  •  11 h 38 min

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

$169 - $443

Bus, drive, night bus to Alta, fly to Vadso  •  14 h 21 min

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

$198 - $460

Train, bus to Tromso, fly to Vadso, bus  •  15 h 51 min

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

$165 - $367

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kiruna station to Kirkenes. However, there are services departing from Kiruna busstation and arriving at Kirkenes via Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus, Rovaniemi linja-autoasema and Saariselkä. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 7 min.

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The distance between Kiruna and Kirkenes is 446 km. The road distance is 716.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kiruna to Kirkenes without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 57 min to get from Kiruna to Kirkenes, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Evenes Airport to Kirkenes Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Kiruna to Kirkenes bus services, operated by VisitInari.fi, arrive at Kirkenes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiruna to Kirkenes is 717 km. It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to drive from Kiruna to Kirkenes.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and Widerøe offer flights from Evenes Airport to Kirkenes Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Kirkenes. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kiruna to Kirkenes.
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  • Distance: 278.7 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Kiruna to Kirkenes via Haparanda/Tornio RC, Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus, Rovaniemi linja-autoasema, Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli, and Saariselkä in around 17 h 7 min.

Airlines
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Evenes to Kirkenes via Tromso
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Evenes to Kirkenes via Tromso, Vadso
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Tromso to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Alta to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Alta to Vadso
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Tromso to Vadso
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Tromso to Vadso via Alta
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Evenes to Kirkenes via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Evenes to Kirkenes via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Kiruna station to Luleå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Kiruna station to Luleå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$27 - $40
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$45 - $60
2nd Class Refundable
$45 - $65
1st Class Refundable
$60 - $85
Train from Kiruna station to Narvik station
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 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
Länstrafiken
Website
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Kiruna busstation to Karesuando busstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Kiruna busstation to Haparanda/Tornio RC
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Luleå busstation to Haparanda/Tornio RC
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Circle K Kautokeino to Karasjok bussterminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $34
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Varangerbotn bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $49
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to Kirkenes skole
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Rovaniemi bussterminal to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62 - $68
Website
Snelandia
Night bus from Kautokeino to Alta lufthavn
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $36
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Kiby to Kirkenes skole
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41 - $45
Website
Snelandia
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
Book at
visitinari.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$432
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
Book at
pasvikturist.no
Troms Fylkestrafikk
Phone
+47 77 78 87 77
Website
tromskortet.no
Bus from Narvik bussterminal to Tromsø Prostneset
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Troms Fylkestrafikk
Nordland fylkeskommune
Phone
+47 756 550 000
Email
post@nfk.no
Website
nfk.no
Bus from Narvik bussterminal to Harstad/Narvik lufthavn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
Nordland fylkeskommune
Ferry operators
Hurtigruten
Phone
+442031 317 799
Website
hurtigruten.com
Ferry from Tromsø Hurtigrutekai to Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $400
Schedules at
hurtigruten.com

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