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Travel and transport information 


Getting here:

Oulu is located in the north of Finland some 500 km from the capital Helsinki. The city is well connected to other Finnish cities and to the rest of the world via its highways, airport and railway systems. Oulu's airport is the second busiest in Finland and although the business travelers are a big part of the visitants arriving in Oulu, the number of tourism travelers is growing every year. For information on how to get to Oulu please visit the  Oulu City Tourist Office website. The site has all travel related information, maps and links to airline, bus, and railway companies operating in Oulu.

Arriving in Oulu by plane: The airport is 15 km from the city centre. A regular bus service (number 19) connects the airport to the city centre and also to the University of Oulu. Tickets cost around 6 Euros. The bus journey from the airport to the city centre will take about 25 minutes and to the University of Oulu (Linnanmaa campus) 40 minutes. Taxi services from the airport to the city centre will cost between 30 and 35 Euros and to the University of Oulu between 35 and 40 Euros.  For late arrivals (00:00 - 06:00) there is a limited amount of taxi cars available at the airport. Advanced booking is recommended.

Arriving in Oulu by train or by bus: The train and bus stations are basically situated in Oulu’s city centre. The train station is 400 m from the main streets and shopping areas while the bus station is about 300 m. A map of Oulu’s city centre is available here to be downloaded in printable ‘pdf’ format.


Getting around:

The local public transportation in Oulu region is served by a bus system operated by different private agencies. The system is reliable and journeys within the city limits cost around 3 Euros. Information on routes, prices and time tables for journeys within the city can be found in the bus operating company website. Taxi services are very well structured and easy to be contacted. Information on phone numbers and booking services can be found here.

The University of Oulu is located in the northern part of the city about 6 km from the city centre. To move from the city centre to the University of Oulu you can take buses number 4, 5, 6, 7, 19 and 22. The journey will take around 20 minutes and tickets will cost around 3 Euros. Taxi services from the city centre to the University will cost between 15 and 20 Euros. A map of the university campus is available for downloading here.


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Page updated                09.03.2012

LYNETVALUEWater and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, University of Oulu Thule Institute