There are 6 ways to get from Ruka to Vaasa by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Kuusamo (KAO) to Vaasa (VAA) KAO - VAA

100€ - 370€

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Bus  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi to Oulu
  4. Take the bus from Oulu to Vaasa C8

30€ - 39€

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Bus, train  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Moisasensuon th P to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
  3. Take the train from Rovaniemi to Seinäjoki asema 24 / ...
  4. Take the train from Seinäjoki asema to Vaasa 49 / ...

61€ - 93€

Bus, night train, train  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Moisasensuon th P to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
  2. Take the night train from Kemijärvi to Oulu 274
  3. Take the train from Oulu asema to Seinäjoki asema 24 / ...
  4. Take the train from Seinäjoki asema to Vaasa 49 / ...

60€ - 90€

Bus via Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
  2. Take the bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
  3. Take the bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Oulu Linja-autoasema, tulolaituri
  4. Take the bus from Oulu to Vaasa C8

54€ - 75€

Drive  •  7h 29m

  1. Drive from Ruka to Vaasa 557.5 km

70€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Ruka to Vaasa is to bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 13h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Ruka to Vaasa is to fly which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ruka to Vaasa. However, there are services departing from Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie and arriving at Vaasa via Kemijärven linja-autoasema, Rovaniemi and Oulu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 36m.

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The distance between Ruka and Vaasa is 494 km. The road distance is 557.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ruka to Vaasa without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 20m and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Ruka to Vaasa, including transfers.

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Ruka to Vaasa bus services, operated by Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki, depart from Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie station.

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The best way to get from Ruka to Vaasa is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs 100€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 13h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from Kuusamo Airport to Vaasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Ruka to Vaasa bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Vaasa station.

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Map of how to get from Ruka to Vaasa.
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  • Distance: 494.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

Finnair flies from Ruka to Vaasa twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ruka to Vaasa via Kemijärven linja-autoasema, Rovaniemi, and Oulu in around 13h 36m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Kuusamo to Vaasa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Rovaniemi to Seinäjoki asema
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Seinäjoki asema to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
www.vr.fi
Night train from Kemijärvi to Oulu
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Oulu asema to Seinäjoki asema
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Phone
+358 (0)8 868 1222
Email
saapunki@rukataksi.fi
Website
rukataksi.fi
Bus from Moisasensuon th P to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Bus from Talvijärventie, Rukankouluntie to Kemijärven linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Rukan Taksi Ja Huoltopalvelu Oy Saapunki
Jbus Oy
Phone
+358 40 0291582
Website
jbus.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Jbus Oy
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Jbus Oy
Tilausliikenne Tervola Ky
Phone
+358 400 397 506
Email
ktervola@liikennetervola.fi
Website
liikennetervola.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Tilausliikenne Tervola Ky
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Tilausliikenne Tervola Ky
Mollarin Linjat
Phone
+358 (0)16-821 164
Email
info@mollarinlinjat.fi
Website
mollarinlinjat.fi
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
Mollarin Linjat
Bus from Kemijärven linja-autoasema to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
Mollarin Linjat
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Rovaniemi to Oulu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Oulu to Vaasa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Schedules at
onnibus.com
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Rovaniemi linja-autoasema to Oulu Linja-autoasema, tulolaituri
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy

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Yes, the driving distance between Ruka to Vaasa is 557 km. It takes approximately 7h 29m to drive from Ruka to Vaasa.

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Finnair offers flights from Kuusamo Airport to Vaasa Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Vaasa. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Ruka to Kuusamo Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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