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There are 5 ways to get from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes by bus, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha - Karigasniemi MH Pohjanrinne / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes

$500 - $545

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Night bus, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kakslauttanen Rovaniemi linja-autoasema - Ivalo MH
  2. Take the bus from Kakslauttanen to Kirkenes

$517 - $560

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes 329.3 miles

$85 - $130

Bus to Kittila, fly, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kittilän lentoasema
  2. Fly from Kittila (KTT) to Ivalo (IVL) KTT - IVL
  3. Take the bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes

$603 - $783

Fly from Rovaniemi, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Rovaniemi (RVN) to Ivalo (IVL) RVN - IVL
  2. Take the bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes

$554 - $1,297

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The cheapest way to get from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes is to drive which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes is to drive which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes. However, there are services departing from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema and arriving at Kirkenes via Saariselkä. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Rovaniemi and Kirkenes is 401 km. The road distance is 526.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 37 min and costs 430€ - 480€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes, including transfers.

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Rovaniemi to Kirkenes bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema station.

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The quickest flight from Kittila Airport to Ivalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Rovaniemi to Kirkenes bus services, operated by VisitInari.fi, arrive at Kirkenes station.

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Kirkenes is 1 h behind Rovaniemi. It is currently 7:57 AM in Rovaniemi and 6:57 AM in Kirkenes.

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  • Distance: 250.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway?

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes via Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli and Saariselkä in around 7 h 37 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Kittila to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Flights from Rovaniemi to Ivalo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Rovaniemi to Ivalo via Helsinki, Kittila
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Rovaniemi to Ivalo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kittilän lentoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Rovaniemi bussterminal to Saariselkä
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62 - $68
Website
Snelandia
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
Phone
+358 16 312020
Website
pikakuljetus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
Pikakuljetus Rovaniemi Oy
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Kakslauttanen to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$480 - $510
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$410 - $440
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$432
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
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pasvikturist.no
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Night bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kakslauttanen
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Poromiehentie 4 P to Kittilän lentoasema
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi

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Yes, the driving distance between Rovaniemi to Kirkenes is 527 km. It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to drive from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes.

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Finnair offers flights from Kittila Airport to Ivalo Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Kirkenes. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Rovaniemi Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs 3€ - 6€.

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