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

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Bus  •  4 h 19 min

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

$35 - $55

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Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Tikkurila R / ...
  2. Take the train from Tikkurila to Kouvola Z / ...
  3. Take the train from Kouvola to Kotkan Satama 354 / ...

$42 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Tampere to Kotka 184.4 miles

$40 - $60

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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 Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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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 Tikkurila and Kouvola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

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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 bus which takes 4 h 19 min and costs .

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The bus from Kalevan kirkko to Kotkan linja-autoasema takes 4 h 19 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 bus which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 16 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Tampere to Kotka.
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  • Distance: 128.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Paunu Express Bus operates a bus from Tampere to Kotka 5 times a week. Tickets cost $46 - $51 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tampere to Kotka via Tikkurila and Kouvola in around 6 h 16 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Tampere to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola to Kotkan Satama
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
www.vr.fi
Helsingin seudun liikenne
Phone
+358 9 47664000
Email
hsl@hsl.fi
Website
hsl.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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
4 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$46 - $51
Schedules at
Väinö Paunu Oy
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab
Website
pohjolanliikenne.fi
Bus from Kalevan kirkko to Kotkan linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Oy Pohjolan liikenne Ab

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

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