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There are 8 ways to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Keskusurheilukenttä I1 to T
  2. Take the bus from 8 to Vaskela E

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Train via Kontiomäki

  1. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Kontiomäki
  2. Take the train from Kontiomäki to Joensuu Peltola

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Siilinjärvi Asema
  2. Take the train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Joensuu

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from 7 to 10
  2. Take the bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Kajaani matkakeskus T
  3. Take the train from Kajaani to Nurmes
  4. Take the bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E

Drive

  1. Drive from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti

Fly Rovaniemi to Kuopio, train

  1. Fly from Rovaniemi (RVN) to Kuopio (KUO)
  2. Take the train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Joensuu

Fly Rovaniemi to Helsinki, train

  1. Fly from Rovaniemi (RVN) to Helsinki (HEL)
  2. Take the train from Tikkurila to Joensuu

Fly Rovaniemi to Helsinki, train #2

  1. Take the plane from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
  2. Take the train from Tikkurila to Joensuu
Rovaniemi → Kontiolahti
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0295 535 535

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Yes, travel within Finland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kontiolahti is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kontiolahti is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kontiolahti is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

Last updated: 29 Aug 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti is to train via Kontiomäki, which costs €65 - €100 and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti is to drive which costs €110 - €170 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti. However, there are services departing from Keskusurheilukenttä I1 and arriving at Vaskela E via 8. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 33m.

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The distance between Rovaniemi and Kontiolahti is 459 km. The road distance is 530.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti without a car is to bus which takes 10h 33m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti, including transfers.

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Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti bus services, operated by J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy, depart from Keskusurheilukenttä I1 station.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti is to bus which takes 10h 33m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 10h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Rovaniemi Airport to Kuopio Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti bus services, operated by Pohjolan Matka, arrive at Vaskela E station.

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Map of how to get from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti.
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  • Distance: 459.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti via T and 8 in around 10h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti via Siilinjärvi Asema, Joensuu, and Joensuu in around 10h 37m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Rovaniemi to Kuopio via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €310
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Siilinjärvi Asema
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €75
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Siilinjärvi Asema to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Kontiomäki
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kontiomäki to Joensuu Peltola
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
www.vr.fi
NRC Group Finland Oy
Phone
+358 3 0743400
Email
viestinta@nrcgroup.fi
Website
nrcgroup.fi
Train from Kajaani to Nurmes
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
NRC Group Finland Oy
Bus operators
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Keskusurheilukenttä I1 to T
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Pohjolan Matka
Phone
+358201 303 303
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from 8 to Vaskela E
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Pohjolan Matka
Saaga Travel Oy
Phone
+358 40 652 1082
Email
sales@saagatravel.fi
Website
saagatravel.fi
Bus from Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri to Kajaani matkakeskus T
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Saaga Travel Oy
Savonlinja Oy
Phone
+358 20 1415500
Email
info@savonlinja.fi
Website
savonlinja.fi
Bus from 2 to Kunnantalo E
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €23
Website
Savonlinja Oy
Other operators
Norwegian Air Sweden Aoc
Phone
+358 20 708 000
Email
lupapalvelu@finavia.fi
Website
finavia.fi
Plane from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
finavia.fi

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Yes, the driving distance between Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti is 530 km. It takes approximately 7h 2m to drive from Rovaniemi to Kontiolahti.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Rovaniemi Airport to Kuopio Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Kontiolahti. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Rovaniemi to Rovaniemi Airport is to bus which takes 5 min and costs €2 - €15.

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