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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 - $28

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kotkan satama to Kouvola asema Kts - Kv / ...
  2. Take the train from Kouvola asema to Helsinki asema Jns - Hki / ...

$11 - $38

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kotkan linja-autoasema and arriving at Hki linja-autoasema. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. 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 asema via Kouvola asema. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 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 best way to get from Kotka to Helsinki without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 19€ - 24€.

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

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Kotka to Helsinki bus services, operated by Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab, depart from Kotkan linja-autoasema station.

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Kotka to Helsinki train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Kotkan satama station.

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The best way to get from Kotka to Helsinki is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 19€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 33 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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kotka to Helsinki via Kouvola asema in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kotkan satama to Kouvola asema
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola asema to Helsinki asema
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
www.vr.fi
Helsingin seudun liikenne
Phone
+358 9 47664000
Email
hsl@hsl.fi
Website
hsl.fi
Train from Kouvola to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
vr.fi
Bus operators
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Phone
0600 555 840
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Kotkan linja-autoasema to Hki linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab

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Kotka to Helsinki bus services, operated by Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab, arrive at Hki linja-autoasema station.

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Kotka to Helsinki train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Helsinki asema station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kotka to Helsinki is 134 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Kotka to Helsinki.

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