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There are 3 ways to get from Tampere to Kotka by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Kouvola 202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kouvola asema to Kotkan satama Kv - Kts / ...

$31 - $46

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Bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Kalevan kirkko to Kotkan linja-autoasema Tampere linja-autoasema - Kotkan linja-autoasema

$35 - $55

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Tampere to Kotka 184.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Tampere to Kotka is to train which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 4h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Tampere to Kotka is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kalevan kirkko and arriving at Kotkan linja-autoasema. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tampere to Kotka. However, there are services departing from Tampere and arriving at Kotkan satama via Kouvola asema. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Tampere and Kotka is 205 km. The road distance is 295.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tampere to Kotka without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Tampere to Kotka, including transfers.

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Tampere to Kotka bus services, operated by Paunu Express Bus, depart from Kalevan kirkko station.

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Tampere to Kotka train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Tampere station.

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The best way to get from Tampere to Kotka is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 4h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Tampere to Kotka.
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  • Distance: 128.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Tampere, Finland and Kotka, Finland?

You can take a train from Tampere to Kotka via Kouvola and Kouvola asema in around 4h 3m. Alternatively, Paunu Express Bus operates a bus from Tampere to Kotka once daily. Tickets cost $46 - $52 and the journey takes 4h 19m. Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Tampere to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola asema to Kotkan satama
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Paunu Express Bus
Phone
020 764 94 00
Email
etunimi.sukunimi@paunu.fi
Website
paunu.fi
Bus from Kalevan kirkko to Kotkan linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46 - $52
Schedules at
Väinö Paunu Oy
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Phone
0600 555 840
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Kalevan kirkko to Kotkan linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab

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Tampere to Kotka bus services, operated by Paunu Express Bus, arrive at Kotkan linja-autoasema station.

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Tampere to Kotka train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Kotkan satama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampere to Kotka is 295 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Tampere to Kotka.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Kotka. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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