You are going to visit Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland and you are wondering how to get from Rovaniemi airport to city. Or maybe you will arrive by train or bus and you want to make sure that you will find an easy way to make it after arrival.

In this article, you will find all the information you need to know to get to Rovaniemi center, whether you arrive at the airport, train station or bus station.

  1. How to get from Rovaniemi airport to city
  2. How to get from Rovaniemi train station to city
  3. Is Rovaniemi bus station far from city
  4. Driving to Rovaniemi from Helsinki by car

1.How to get from Rovaniemi airport to city

 Either you plan to go from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel or to the city, here are all the information you need to know:

  • By Airport bus
    • Distance: 8.5km
    • Driving time: 20 minutes
    • Prices:
      • To your hotel in the center 7€ per person
      • To an address in the city center 10€ per person, 16€ two person
      • Other addresses 12€ per person
    • The route is:  AirportHotel Scandic Pohjanhovi – Sokos Hotel Vaakuna – Arctic Light Hotel – Hotel Santa Claus – Arctic City Hotel – Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi City – Central Bus Station.
  • Besides, if you want to go back to the airport from center, there are buses leaving 1h10 min prior to every outbound flight from central bus station.

I also recommend you to check Airport Bus website for more information.

Bus from Rovaniemi airport to city

  • By taxi:
    • Many taxi are available at the airport after every flight arrival
    • Price: About 20€
    • To go back to the airport from center,  you can either ask your hotel to call a taxi or use the Free Application Taksini.

 

2.How to get from Rovaniemi train station to city

If you arrive to Rovaniemi by train, you will arrive at the unique train station in Rovaniemi located 1.2 km from the center. In order to get to the center, you can:

  • Walk if you don’t have too many luggage,
  • Grabe a taxi,
  • Take the bus.

For more information about the Finnish railway companybuses, check VR website.

 

3.Is Rovaniemi bus station far from city

When you arrive by bus from Ivalo, Sääriselkä, Inari or Luosto, you will arrive at Rovaniemi central bus station (MatkaHuolto). To get to the center, you can:

  • Walk if you don’t have too many luggage,
  • Grabe a taxi.

For more information about buses timetable, prices and reservations, check Matkahuolta website.

4.Driving to Rovaniemi from Helsinki by car

 If you plan to visit several places in Finland, you might be interested in doing it with a rental car. Therefore, you might be wondering how long it takes to drive from Helsinki to Rovaniemi

  • Distance from Helsinki to Rovaniemi: About 800km
  • Gas station : Many along the way
  • Winter tyres are mandatory in Finland  from the first of December to the end of February.

Basically, it is pretty easy to drive in Lapland if you have both good car and good tyres. However, You should remember to buy or take your Navigator System Navigation system with you.

Interested in visiting Santa Claus village?

I invit you to read the dedicated article How to get to Santa Claus village from Rovaniemi

 

 

 

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