There are 3 ways to get from Kotka to Helsinki by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kotkan linja-autoasema to Hki linja-autoasema Kotkan linja-autoasema - Hki linja-autoasema

$22 - $27

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kotkan Satama to Kouvola 357 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kouvola to Helsinki 6 / ...

$26 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Kotka to Helsinki 83.6 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Kotka to Helsinki is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kotka to Helsinki is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Kotka and Helsinki is 116 km. The road distance is 133.8 km.

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The bus from Kotkan linja-autoasema to Hki linja-autoasema takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kotkan linja-autoasema and arriving at Hki linja-autoasema. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kotka to Helsinki. However, there are services departing from Kotkan Satama and arriving at Helsinki via Kouvola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Kotka to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 72.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Kotka, Finland and Helsinki, Finland?

Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab operates a bus from Kotka to Helsinki hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kotka to Helsinki via Kouvola in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kotkan Satama to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Kotkan linja-autoasema to Hki linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab

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