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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 14 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Rovaniemi 413 / ...

$21 - $35

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Bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema 10 / ...

$7 - $50

1 alternative option

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 14 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 14 min.

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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 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oulu and arriving at Rovaniemi. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 14 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 14 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

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The train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2 h 14 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Oulu to Rovaniemi bus services, operated by Kutilan Liikenne Oy, depart from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri 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 14 min and costs 18€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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  • Distance: 103.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi 4 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, Kutilan Liikenne Oy operates a bus from Oulu to Rovaniemi 3 times a day, and the journey takes 3 h 17 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
Kutilan Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 16 364300
Website
kutilan.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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Kutilan Liikenne Oy
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 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Oulu to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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onnibus.com

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Oulu to Rovaniemi bus services, operated by Kutilan Liikenne 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 377+ hotels available in Rovaniemi. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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