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There are 4 ways to get from Kuopio to Joensuu by bus, train or car

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Bus Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Linja-autoasema to Kaavi MH 90
  2. Take the bus from Kaavi MH to Kauppatori I Iisalmi linja-autoasema - Joensuu

$33 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kuopio to Pieksämäki 68 / ...
  2. Take the train from Pieksämäki to Joensuu 723 / ...

$29 - $43

2 alternative options

Bus via Polvijärvi linja-autoasema  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kys - Piha I to Kaavi MH 90
  2. Take the bus from Kaavi MH to Polvijärvi linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Polvijärvi linja-autoasema to Kauppatori I

$34 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu 85.4 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Kuopio to Joensuu is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuopio to Joensuu is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kuopio to Joensuu. However, there are services departing from Linja-autoasema and arriving at Kauppatori I via Kaavi MH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kuopio to Joensuu. However, there are services departing from Kuopio and arriving at Joensuu via Pieksämäki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Kuopio and Joensuu is 111 km. The road distance is 136.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuopio to Joensuu without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 28€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Kuopio to Joensuu, including transfers.

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Kuopio to Joensuu bus services, operated by Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab, depart from Linja-autoasema station.

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Kuopio to Joensuu train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Kuopio station.

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The best way to get from Kuopio to Joensuu is to bus which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 28€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Kuopio, Finland and Joensuu, Finland?

You can take a bus from Kuopio to Joensuu via Kaavi MH in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuopio to Joensuu via Pieksämäki in around 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kuopio to Pieksämäki
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Pieksämäki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Linja-autoasema to Kaavi MH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Phone
013 122 324
Email
tilausajot@skl.fi
Website
savokarjalanlinja.fi
Bus from Linja-autoasema to Kaavi MH
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Bus from Kys - Piha I to Kaavi MH
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Bus from Kaavi MH to Polvijärvi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Bus from Polvijärvi linja-autoasema to Kauppatori I
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy
Phone
+358 20 1303450
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Kaavi MH to Kauppatori I
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy

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Kuopio to Joensuu bus services, operated by Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy, arrive at Kauppatori I station.

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Kuopio to Joensuu train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Joensuu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuopio to Joensuu is 137 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Kuopio to Joensuu.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Joensuu. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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