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How to travel to Kuusamo
Flights to Kuusamo
Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo all year round, daily during the winter. The flight time from Helsinki to Kuusamo is about 1-1,5 hours.
Trains and buses
You can take a train to either Oulu (3 hours by bus to Kuusamo), Rovaniemi (3h 50 min by bus to Kuusamo) or Kemijärvi (2 h 30 min by bus to Kuusamo). There are buses from Oulu to Kuusamo daily, and from Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi on weekdays, and in Oulu and Rovaniemi the bus station is within walking distance from the train station. The night train is a very good option for those travelling without a car of their own.
You can find the bus timetables here: Matkahuolto
Ski bus from Oulu to Ruka
There is a ski bus from Oulu to Ruka every Saturday from November to April. The bus departs from Oulu bus station at 7.45 and departs from Ruka back to Oulu at 17.00.