There are 5 ways to get from Tampere to Oulu by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Oulu 121 / ...

$40 - $65

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Train, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Oulainen 125 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oulainen ras/Mh to Linja-autoasema T Ammattikorkeakoulu L - Linja-autoasema T / ...

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Tampere to Oulu 304.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Tampere  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Tampere (TMP) to Oulu (OUL) TMP - OUL

$175 - $569

Train to Helsinki, fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Oulu (OUL) HEL - OUL

$58 - $170

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tampere and arriving at Oulu. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Tampere and Oulu is 400 km. The road distance is 486.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tampere to Oulu without a car is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs .

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The train from Tampere to Oulu takes 4 h 18 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Tampere to Oulu is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tampere Airport to Oulu Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampere to Oulu is 487 km. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from Tampere to Oulu.

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Finnair offers flights from Tampere Airport to Oulu Airport.

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  • Distance: 249.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Tampere to Oulu 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, Finnair flies from Tampere to Oulu every 4 hours.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tampere to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Oulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Tampere to Oulu
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tampere to Oulainen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tampere to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Lesonen&Wiman Oy
Website
liikennevirasto.fi
Bus from Oulainen ras/Mh to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
liikennevirasto.fi

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There are 81+ hotels available in Oulu. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tampere to Tampere Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs .

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