There are 6 ways to get from Lapland to Vaasa by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Seinäjoki 122 / ...
  2. Take the train from Seinäjoki to Vaasa 43 / ...

$57 - $84

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Night train, train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the night train from Rovaniemi to Seinäjoki 274 / ...
  2. Take the train from Seinäjoki to Vaasa 43 / ...

$57 - $84

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Bus, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Rovaniemi Keskusurheilukenttä (keskimmäinen) I to Linja-autoasema T
  2. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Oulainen ras/Mh
  3. Take the train from Oulainen to Lapua 126 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Lapuan Matkakeskus to Vaasa matkakeskus

Night train, bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the night train from Rovaniemi to Lapua 266
  2. Take the bus from Lapuan Matkakeskus to Vaasa matkakeskus Alajärvi

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Rovaniemi to Vaasa 336.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Rovaniemi (RVN) to Vaasa (VAA) RVN - VAA

$79 - $467

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No, there is no direct train from Lapland to Vaasa. However, there are services departing from Rovaniemi and arriving at Vaasa via Seinäjoki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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The distance between Lapland and Vaasa is 564 km. The road distance is 539 km.

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The best way to get from Lapland to Vaasa without a car is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Lapland to Vaasa, including transfers.

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Lapland to Vaasa train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Rovaniemi station.

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The best way to get from Lapland to Vaasa is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rovaniemi Airport to Vaasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Lapland to Vaasa train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Vaasa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lapland to Vaasa is 539 km. It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to drive from Lapland to Vaasa.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Rovaniemi Airport to Vaasa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lapland to Vaasa.
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  • Distance: 352.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

What companies run services between Lapland, Finland and Vaasa, Finland?

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Vaasa via Seinäjoki in around 7 h 33 min. Alternatively, Finnair and Norwegian Air International fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa 4 times a day.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Rovaniemi to Vaasa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Seinäjoki
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Seinäjoki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulainen to Lapua
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Rovaniemi to Lapua
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi Keskusurheilukenttä (keskimmäinen) I to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Lesonen&Wiman Oy
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Oulainen ras/Mh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi
Härmän Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 6 4848749
Website
harmanliikenne.fi
Bus from Lapuan Matkakeskus to Vaasa matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Härmän Liikenne Oy

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There are 34+ hotels available in Vaasa. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lapland to Rovaniemi Airport is to bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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