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There are 5 ways to get from Oulu to Luleå by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Kemi 711 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tornio to Luleå Centralstation

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Oulu to Kemi F41 Flex / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haparanda busstation to Luleå busstation 20 / ...

287 kr - 391 kr

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Tornio  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Kemi 711 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haparanda busstation to Luleå busstation 20 / ...

373 kr - 517 kr

Train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Kemi 711 / ...
  2. Take the train from Haparanda Jvstn to Luleå Centralstation 7181 / ...

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Oulu to Luleå 261.4 km

300 kr - 450 kr

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Luleå is 11313.

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

The social distance requirement in Luleå is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Oulu to Luleå is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Oulu to Luleå is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oulu to Luleå station. However, there are services departing from Oulu and arriving at Luleå busstation via Kemin rautatieasema and Haparanda busstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Oulu and Luleå is 167 km. The road distance is 261.4 km.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Luleå without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 20m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Oulu to Luleå, including transfers.

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Oulu to Luleå bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Oulu station.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Luleå is to train which takes 6h 6m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 6h 27m.

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Oulu to Luleå bus services, operated by Länstrafiken Norrbotten, arrive at Luleå busstation.

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Luleå is 1h behind Oulu. It is currently 3:30 AM in Oulu and 2:30 AM in Luleå.

Map of how to get from Oulu to Luleå.
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  • Distance: 166.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Oulu, Finland and Luleå, Sweden?

You can take a train from Oulu to Luleå via Kemi, Kemin rautatieasema, Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus, Haparanda busstation, Haparanda Jvstn, and Haparanda Jvstn in around 6h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oulu to Luleå via Kemi, Kemin rautatieasema, Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus, and Haparanda busstation in around 6h 27m.

Train operators
Vy Norrtåg
Phone
0771-444 111
Email
servicecenter@vy.se
Website
norrtag.se
Train from Haparanda Jvstn to Luleå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Vy Norrtåg
Bus operators
The Arctic Route
Phone
+47 400 02 196
Email
post@thearcticroute.com
Website
thearcticroute.com
Bus from Tornio to Luleå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
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Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Phone
+46 926 756 80
Email
kundservice@ltnbd.se
Website
ltnbd.se
Bus from Haparanda busstation to Luleå busstation
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 kr - 260 kr
Schedules at
Länstrafiken Norrbotten
Online fare
180 kr - 260 kr
Länstrafiken Västerbotten
Phone
0771-100 110
Website
tabussen.nu
Bus from Haparanda busstation to Luleå busstation
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Länstrafiken Västerbotten

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Yes, the driving distance between Oulu to Luleå is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Oulu to Luleå.

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