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Travel to Lapland by train

Are you planning a trip to the north? Head to the slopes safely by train.

Arriving to the destination well rested

On the night train, the holiday begins on the way. Night trains run to Rovaniemi, Kolari and Kemijärvi. You can drive the last part of the trip with your own car or choose a connection bus, rental car or taxi.

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Travel to the ski resort easily without a car

Travelling to the ski resorts in Lapland is possible without spending several hours in a car. Start enjoying the trip already on the way and travel to Lapland by public transport! In this way, also the driver can enjoy the holiday right from the departure.

From the Oulu railway station, it is 145 km to Iso-Syöte. A bus connection from Oulu to Iso-Syöte takes around three hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Kolari railway station, it is 80 km to Levi. The bus to Levi takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Rovaniemi railway station, it is 170 km to Levi. The bus connection takes around 2.5 hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Rovaniemi railway station, it is approximately 230 km to Levi. A bu connection takes just over 3 hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Kemijärvi railway station, it is 50 km to Pyhä. The bus connection takes around one hour. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website

From the Rovaniemi railway station, it is 130 km to Pyhä. There is a daily bus connection to Pyhä and the trip takes around 2–2.5 hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website

From the Rovaniemi railway station, it is 200 km to Kuusamo. A bus connection takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes. The trip continues from Kuusamo to Ruka by a local bus. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Kemijärvi railway station, it is 130 km to Ruka. A bus connection takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The trip continues from Kuusamo to Ruka by a local bus. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Oulu railway station, it is 245 km to Ruka. A bus connection takes around 3 hours. From Kuusamo, the journey to Ruka continues by a local bus. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Rovaniemi railway station, it is 260 km to Saariselkä. A bus connection takes around 3–4 hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website

From the Kemijärvi railway station, it is 67 km to Salla. A bus connection from the Kemijärvi railway station to Sallatunturi takes around 1.5 hours. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

From the Kolari railway station, it is 35 km to Ylläs. A bus connection takes around 30–60 minutes. You can find more detailed information about the bus timetables and prices on Matkahuolto’s website.

The distance between Kemijärvi railway station and Suomu is 45 km. The journey takes about 30 minutes by pre-ordered taxi. You can find more detailed information on pre-order taxis and how to order them on the Kemijärvi transport services website.

Timetables for night trains and car-carrier trains

We have published our new timetables, and you can now buy night train tickets until August 14th 2022.

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How to get from the train station to your destination

Forget hours of driving and travel to Lapland by train. You can reach your destination in Lapland easily by bus, taxi or rental car. If you prefer to use your own car in the north, you can also take it with you on a car-carrier.

1. Travelling with your car in a car-carrier

Save your driving energy for the north! A CarTrain package is a flexible way to travel. You can select the most suitable destination and drive the rest of the trip well relaxed with your own car. Learn more about car-carriers.

2. To Rovaniemi, Kolari or Kemijärvi?

It might be worth to compare different connections. Trains to Rovaniemi and Kolari will run daily until 19 April. After this, trains will run four times a week to Kolari and daily to Rovaniemi. Night trains to Kemijärvi run Monday-Sunday. If you depart from Helsinki, remember to also search for connections from the Pasila car-carrier station. Check more detailed timetables from here.

3. Take a rental car for a ride at a discount

Drive your rental car well rested. As a train passenger, you can rent a car with a discount from Rovaniemi Hertz Car Rental. Learn more about the service here

4. Rest of the journey by bus

A SkiBus is an easy and affordable way to travel to the ski resorts. Buses to several ski resorts run in accordance with the train timetables and leave from in front of the stations. You can check the bus connections, for example, from Matkahuolto’s website

5. Conveniently to the destination by taxi 

You can travel the rest of the trip from the station comfortably by taxi. There are fixed-priced bus and pre-order taxi services to several ski resorts. You should check the timetables and book the taxi in advance, especially during peak seasons. 

Learn more about night trains

Travelling on a night train is like an adventure! Moreover, it is a comfortable and safe way to travel across Finland. Read more about our night train service, compartments and routes.

Read more about night trains

A CarTrain package is a smart choice

You can save both nature and time by taking your car on the train and spending the night in the sleeping cabin.

Read more about CarTrain packages