There are 4 ways to get from Oulu to Vaasa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Oulu to Seinäjoki 122 / ...
  2. Take the train from Seinäjoki to Vaasa 43 / ...

$40 - $59

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Bus, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Oulainen ras/Mh
  2. Take the train from Oulainen to Lapua 126 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lapuan Matkakeskus to Vaasa matkakeskus

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Oulu to Vaasa 199.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Oulu (OUL) to Vaasa (VAA) OUL - VAA

$65 - $406

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No, there is no direct train from Oulu to Vaasa. However, there are services departing from Oulu and arriving at Vaasa via Seinäjoki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Oulu and Vaasa is 284 km. The road distance is 319.7 km.

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The best way to get from Oulu to Vaasa without a car is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Oulu to Vaasa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oulu to Vaasa is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Oulu Airport to Vaasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oulu to Vaasa is 320 km. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Oulu to Vaasa.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Oulu Airport to Vaasa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Oulu to Vaasa.
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  • Distance: 177.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Oulu to Vaasa via Seinäjoki in around 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air International fly from Oulu to Vaasa every 3 hours.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Oulu to Vaasa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oulu to Vaasa via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Seinäjoki
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Seinäjoki to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulainen to Lapua
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Lesonen&Wiman Oy
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Oulainen ras/Mh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi
Härmän Liikenne Oy
Phone
+358 6 4848749
Website
harmanliikenne.fi
Bus from Lapuan Matkakeskus to Vaasa matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Härmän Liikenne Oy

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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 .

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