How to travel from Helsinki to Oulu

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Travel Information between Helsinki and Oulu

distanceDistance334 miles (539 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 5 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€65) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFinnair or VR

Travel 334 miles (539 km) by train or flight between Helsinki and Oulu. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Finnair or VR among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Helsinki to Oulu.

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from Helsinki to Oulu

How to get from Helsinki to Oulu by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Helsinki to Oulu is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

VR
05:06AM6h36
Pasila railway station
11:42AMOulu station
$791One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
VR
05:06AM6h36
Pasila railway station
11:42AMOulu station
$791One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
VR
10:25AM5h20
Pasila railway station
03:45PMOulu station
$1051One-way
0 transfers
Other options
VR
05:00AM6h42
Helsinki Central
11:42AMOulu station
$791One-way
0 transfers
VR
06:25AM5h51
Pasila railway station
12:16PMOulu station
$911One-way
0 transfers
VR
06:19AM5h57
Helsinki Central
12:16PMOulu station
$911One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Airlines and Train from Helsinki to Oulu

Find the best route between Helsinki and Oulu with Norwegian Air and VR. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

VR is a Finnish train company that operates throughout the country. It offers a variety of train types, including InterCity, Pendolino, and Allegro trains. Allegro trains are the fastest, offering speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Pendolino and InterCity trains are slightly slower but still offer a comfortable ride. VR also offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for VR are Helsinki to Tampere, Helsinki to Turku, and Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

      FAQs: Travel from Helsinki to Oulu

      FAQs: Travel to Oulu easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Helsinki to Oulu.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options between Helsinki and Oulu. You can take a train or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Oulu is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Oulu:

      Taking a train costs $52 (€45) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $75 (€65) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Oulu from Helsinki is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

      Other travel options to Oulu take longer:

      Taking a train requires on average 5 h 24 min of travel time.

      The distance from Helsinki to Oulu is approximately 334 miles (539 km).

      The average frequency per day from Helsinki to Oulu is:

      • 8 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Oulu from Helsinki as scheduled services by train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Helsinki to Oulu:

      • Flights most often depart from Helsinki at Helsinki Vantaa Airport and arrive in Oulu at Oulu Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Helsinki Central and arrive in Oulu.

      The following travel companies offer services from Helsinki to Oulu:

      • Travel with Finnair, Norwegian Air or nordic regional airlines oy for flights to Oulu. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Finnair Helsinki to Oulu tickets on Omio for $75 (€65).
      • Travel with VR or VR for trains to Oulu. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for VR Helsinki to Oulu tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Helsinki to Oulu with the following travel companies:

      • Direct train available with VR or VR 8 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Oulu as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Helsinki and Oulu.

      Many of our customers traveling from Helsinki to Oulu don't make Oulu their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Oulu are Kuusamo, Rovaniemi, Tampere or Kajaani, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Oulu to any of these top destinations today!

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