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There are 2 ways to get from Nurmes to Kontiolahti by bus or car

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  1. Take the bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E


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Nurmes to Kontiolahti by bus

The bus journey time between Nurmes and Kontiolahti is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 128 km. Operated by Savonlinja Oy and Pohjolan Matka, the Nurmes to Kontiolahti bus service departs from 2 and arrives in Kunnantalo E. Typically 25 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

25 Weekly Buses
2h 12m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Nurmes → Kontiolahti

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kontiolahti is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kontiolahti is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kontiolahti is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

Last updated: 29 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Nurmes to Kontiolahti is to bus which costs €21 - €23 and takes 2h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Nurmes to Kontiolahti is to drive. Taking this option will cost €24 - €40 and takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 2 and arriving at Kunnantalo E. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Nurmes and Kontiolahti is 93 km. The road distance is 111.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nurmes to Kontiolahti without a car is to bus which takes 2h 12m and costs €21 - €23.

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The bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Nurmes to Kontiolahti bus services, operated by Savonlinja Oy, depart from 2 station.

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Nurmes to Kontiolahti bus services, operated by Savonlinja Oy, arrive at Kunnantalo E station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nurmes to Kontiolahti is 112 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Nurmes to Kontiolahti.

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  • Distance: 93.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Nurmes, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland and Kontiolahti, Finland?

Savonlinja Oy operates a bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E 3 times a day. Tickets cost €21 - €23 and the journey takes 2h 12m. Pohjolan Matka also services this route 5 times a week.

Bus operators
Savonlinja Oy
+358 20 1415500
Bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €23
Savonlinja Oy
Pohjolan Matka
+358201 303 303
Bus from 2 to Vaskela E
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
5 times a week
Pohjolan Matka

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