There are 6 ways to get from Tampere to Oulu by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Tampere to Oulu 47 / ...

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tays I to Jyväskylä Matkakeskus Linja-autoasema, tulolaituri - Jyväskylä Matkakeskus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Linja-autoasema T Hki linja-autoasema - Linja-autoasema T / ...

$16 - $108

4 alternative options

Train via Orivesi  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Orivesi to Oulu/Uleaborg Intercity

$68 - $107

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Tampere to Oulu 304.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Tampere  •  4 h 39 min

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

$175 - $569

Train to Helsinki, fly  •  4 h 9 min

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

$59 - $172

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

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Tampere to Oulu 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tampere to Oulu via Jyväskylä Matkakeskus in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tampere to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 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 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Orivesi to Oulu/Uleaborg
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tampere/Tammerfors to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Paunu Express Bus
Phone
020 764 94 00
Email
etunimi.sukunimi@paunu.fi
Website
paunu.fi
Bus from Tays I to Jyväskylä Matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Schedules at
Väinö Paunu Oy
Onni Bus
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Tays I to Jyväskylä Matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Antti Kangas Oy
Website
pohjolanmatka.fi
Bus from Tays I to Jyväskylä Matkakeskus
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $32
Schedules at
Antti Kangas Oy
Bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
Antti Kangas Oy
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Koiviston Auto Oy
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Linja-autoasema T
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$66 - $71
Schedules at
Koiviston Auto Oy
J.M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy
Phone
+358 295 34 3000
Website
eskelisen.fi
Bus from Jyväskylä Matkakeskus to Oulu linja-autoasema, lähtölaituri
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
eskelisen.fi

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tampere to Oulu?

The distance between Tampere and Oulu is 400 km. The road distance is 487 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tampere to Oulu?

The cheapest way to get from Tampere to Oulu is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tampere to Oulu?

The quickest way to get from Tampere to Oulu is to train and fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 45€ - 140€.

Is there a direct train between Tampere and Oulu?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tampere and arriving at Oulu. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

Is there a direct bus between Tampere and Oulu?

No, there is no direct bus from Tampere to Oulu. However, there are services departing from Tays I and arriving at Linja-autoasema T via Jyväskylä Matkakeskus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Tampere to Oulu?

The train from Tampere to Oulu takes 4 h 43 min including transfers and departs five times a day.