The city of Oulu and getting there

Oulu is the largest city in Northern Finland. It was founded by Charles IX of Sweden in the year 1605. Oulu is situated about 600 km north of Helsinki, on the coast of the Bothnian Bay at the mouth of river Oulujoki.

There are several ways to travel to Oulu.


By plane:

Suitable flight connections to Oulu are easy to find. The Oulu airport is the second-busiest one in Finland, and following airlines fly there:


Norwegian Airlines


The airport is situated about 15 km from the city center. Airport's opening hours are 4 am. - 2 am. Local buses number 8 and 9 serve the airport. Bus number 8 operates between the airport and the university.


By train and bus:

Oulu is easily accessible by train and bus. For schedules see the links below.

Long-distance bus schedules on the Matkahuolto web page

Cheap express bus Onnibus

Train schedules on the VR web page



By car:

The highways 4, 20 and 22 lead to the city of Oulu.

Map service

Traffic information

The map of Oulu

Viimeksi päivitetty: 5.8.2015