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

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Rovaniemi 711 / ...

$21 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 56 min

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

$30 - $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 Rovaniemi is to train which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oulu to Rovaniemi is to train which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kalliola E and arriving at Rovaniemi linja-autoasema. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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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 13 min.

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The distance between Oulu and Rovaniemi is 166 km. The road distance is 220.6 km.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Rovaniemi without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

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The train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2 h 13 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Oulu to Rovaniemi bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Kalliola E station.

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

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The best way to get from Oulu to Rovaniemi is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 18€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Oulu to Rovaniemi.
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  • Distance: 103.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy operates a bus from Oulu to Rovaniemi once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Ketosen Liikenne also services this route once 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 Kalliola E to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $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
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi

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Oulu to Rovaniemi bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, arrive at Rovaniemi linja-autoasema station.

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Oulu to Rovaniemi train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Rovaniemi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oulu to Rovaniemi is 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Oulu to Rovaniemi.

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There are 317+ hotels available in Rovaniemi. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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