Getting to Oulu


Oulu is Northern Finland's largest city with over 200 000 inhabitants. You can find more information on Oulu here. The city is located in the Gulf of Bothnia with good access from anywhere.

By plane

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 (Oneworld) and Norwegian. The airport is located approximately 15 kilometers from the city.

Getting to and from the airport:

  • Public transport: buses

There are regular bus connections between the airport and the Oulu city centre. All buses (lines 8 and 9) from the airport drive though Oulu city centre. You can find the timetable here. A one-way ticket to Oulu centre costs 5,80€ and you can buy it from the bus by cash or buy a ticket with a mobile app.

  • Taxis

Taxis are on call at the taxi stand in front of the airport during the scheduled arrival times.

  • Rental cars

Oulu is well connected within the Finnish road network and can be easily reached by car. Most of the major car rental agencies are represented in Finland. Look at the companies’ websites for further details.

By train

The railway station in Oulu is located in the city centre, and there are many connections to a number of Finnish cities. Fastest connections to Oulu from Helsinki is approximately 5 h 30 minutes. All trains are operated by the railway company VR:

The route from the railway station to Lasaretti conference venue

By bus

Oulu coach station is located in the city centre. Coach connections link Oulu with both its neighbouring towns and other destinations across Finland. For more information on coach timetables and ticket prices, please visit Matkahuolto for all companies’ timetables.



Last updated: 1.3.2019