There are 3 ways to get from Oulu to Lapland by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Rovaniemi Intercity / ...

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema Hki linja-autoasema - Rovaniemi linja-autoasema / ...

$7 - $55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Oulu to Rovaniemi 137.9 miles

$30 - $45

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, Koskilinjat Oy operates a bus from Oulu to Rovaniemi twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Kutilan Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 16 364300
Website
kutilan.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Kutilan Liikenne Oy
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Orajärven Bussit Oy
Phone
040 183 4373
Email
markku.myynti@orajarvenbussit.fi
Website
orajarvenbussit.fi
Bus from Linnankatu 9 P to Hallituskatu 22
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$42 - $47
Schedules at
Orajärven Bussit Oy
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oulu and Lapland is 308 km. The road distance is 221 km.

The cheapest way to get from Oulu to Lapland is to train which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Oulu to Lapland is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oulu/Uleaborg and arriving at Rovaniemi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri and arriving at Rovaniemi linja-autoasema. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

The train from Oulu/Uleaborg to Rovaniemi takes 2 h 19 min including transfers and departs every four hours.