The quickest way to get to Oulu is by air. Oulu airport is the second busiest in Finland, with flights from
Helsinki arriving throughout the day. The operators between Helsinki and Oulu are Finnair, Blue1 (SAS
affiliate), Air Baltic and Norwegian.
The airport is located approximately 15 kilometers from the city. Koskilinjat Oy's number 19 bus runs
between the airport and Oulu town centre. The route is Linnanmaa – Oulu centre – Oulunsalo – Airport.
The bus runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and once an hour on Saturdays and Sundays, stopping on
request at all bus stops along the way. The journey costs approximately 5€. Taxi to the city costs approximately 30-35€.
The railway station in Oulu is located in the city centre, and there are many connections to a number of
Finnish cities. Travelling to Oulu from Helsinki takes just under 6 hours on the Pendolino trains and
approximately 7 hours on the InterCity. Tickets cost approximately € 150 (return). You can buy tickets from VR’s website, from railway station, from retailers or from train conductors.