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There are 7 ways to get from Oulu to Umeå by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Saaristonkatu 2 P to Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri - Kolari MH
  2. Take the bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Umeå Shell Teg Tapanis Buss

$51 - $79

6 alternative options

Train Tågkompaniet, bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu asema to Kemi 413 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Luleå universitet Aurorum 20 / ...
  3. Take the train from Luleå Notviken station to Umeå Centralstation

$101 - $139

Train, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu asema to Kemi Ol - Roi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Umeå Busstation 20 / ...

$64 - $99

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Oulu to Umeå 323 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Umea  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Oulu (OUL) to Umea (UME) OUL - UME

$118 - $481

Fly to Kokkola/Pietarsaari, drive, car ferry  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Oulu (OUL) to Kokkola/Pietarsaari (KOK) OUL - KOK
  2. Drive from Kokkola/Pietarsaari to Vaasa
  3. Take the car ferry from Vaasa to Umeå

$135 - $526

Fly to Ornskoldsvik, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Oulu (OUL) to Ornskoldsvik (OER) OUL - OER
  2. Take the train from Husum station to Umeå Centralstation

$185 - $670

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The cheapest way to get from Oulu to Umeå is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oulu to Umeå is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 6 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oulu to Umeå. However, there are services departing from Saaristonkatu 2 P and arriving at Umeå Shell Teg via Haparanda/Tornio RC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Oulu and Umeå is 282 km. The road distance is 516.8 km.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Umeå without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Oulu to Umeå, including transfers.

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Oulu to Umeå bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Saaristonkatu 2 P station.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Umeå is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 100€ - 420€ and takes 6 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Oulu Airport to Umea Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Oulu to Umeå bus services, operated by Tapanis Buss, arrive at Umeå Shell Teg station.

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Map of how to get from Oulu to Umeå.
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  • Distance: 176.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Oulu to Umeå via Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus and Haparanda/Tornio RC in around 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, Scandinavian Airlines, Finnair and two other airlines fly from Oulu to Umeå 4 times a day.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Oulu to Umea via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oulu to Umea via Helsinki, Stockholm Bromma
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Oulu to Kokkola/Pietarsaari via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oulu to Kokkola/Pietarsaari via Helsinki, Jyvaskyla
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oulu to Umea via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Oulu to Umea via Stockholm, Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Oulu to Ornskoldsvik via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Luleå Notviken station to Umeå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Train from Husum station to Umeå Centralstation
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Saaristonkatu 2 P to Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Tapanis Buss
Phone
0922-129 55
Email
info@tapanis.se
Website
tapanis.se
Bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Umeå Shell Teg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Tapanis Buss
Länstrafiken
Website
lanstrafiken.se
Bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Luleå universitet Aurorum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
ltr.se
Bus from Haparanda/Tornio RC to Umeå Busstation
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
ltr.se
Ferry operators
Wasaline
Phone
0207 716 810
Email
info@wasaline.com
Website
wasaline.com
Car ferry from Vaasa to Umeå
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
wasaline.com

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Umeå is 1 h behind Oulu. It is currently 4:08 PM in Oulu and 3:08 PM in Umeå.

Yes, the driving distance between Oulu to Umeå is 517 km. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Oulu to Umeå.

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Norwegian Air International, Malmö Aviation, Scandinavian Airlines and Finnair offer flights from Oulu Airport to Umea Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Umeå. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Oulu Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 30 min and costs 4€ - 5€.

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