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

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Rovaniemi 933 / ...

$21 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Porokulma E Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri - Rovaniemi linja-autoasema

$35 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Oulu to Rovaniemi 137.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oulu to Lapland is to train which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oulu to Lapland is to train which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri and arriving at Porokulma E. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oulu and arriving at Rovaniemi. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Oulu and Lapland is 308 km. The road distance is 220.6 km.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Lapland without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

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The train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Oulu to Lapland bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri station.

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Map of how to get from Oulu to Lapland.
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  • Distance: 192.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy operates a bus from Oulu to Rovaniemi 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h. Ketosen Liikenne also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Porokulma E
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Linnankatu 9 P to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi

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