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FINLAND-SWEDEN: free bus - Kemi-Tornio-Haparanda-Luleå

Postby Pete » 14 Jan 2010 - 16:21

FINLAND - SWEDEN: free bus connection (Kemi-Tornio-Haparanda-Luleå)


In the North of Finland, there is no passenger train connection to Sweden. You have to use a bus. Several connections available every day.
If you travel by rail pass (Interrail or Eurail), you are allowed to use this bus connection between Kemi (Finland) and Lulea (Sweden) for free.

:arrow: For all details and photos, please read the railcc blog: https://blog.rail.cc/from-kemi-to-lulea-by-bus/

Schedules:
Kemi - Lulea: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/kem ... sweden/223
Lulea - Kemi: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/lul ... inland/222



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Postby AMAlia » 31 May 2010 - 10:29

Peter, could you help me? As I understood, buses run from Monday to Friday mostly. And the timetable is valid till the 10th of August. I'm going to get from Kemi to Haparanda in August(15) on Sunday morning. How can i do this and what bus shall I take to get Haparanda or Tornio? Thanks in advance.
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Postby Pete » 31 May 2010 - 12:05

Hi.

I only have the link to the official timetable available by the bus company running this route:
http://www.veljeksetsalmela.fi/KuKeHa.html

But I never had problems using a bus on this route connecting to one of the trains running the route Rovaniemi-Helsinki and back.

Sorry that I can't help you with more details for now.

Peter :)
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Postby Joerie1988 » 03 Jun 2010 - 21:04

This is an email i received from the staff of the buss service

"
You can find all the schedules of ours from
www.veljeksetsalmela.fi --- > choose
Kemi-Tornio- Haaparanta kesä 2010 . Or direct link as follows:
http://www.veljeksetsalmela.fi/ketokesa.htm
It will show you all the departures we do have to Hapranda at the time of your travel.
Next to our web-site you will find all the time-tables operated inside
Finland from the link below. There you will have the service in english as
well.
http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/
"

Hope it helps!
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Postby Pete » 04 Jun 2010 - 09:38

Thanks. :)
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Postby Elanor » 29 Jun 2010 - 14:24

Thanks for all the info on this page. How much would it approx. take in total to travel from Kemi to Lulea? Thanks!
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Postby Pete » 01 Jul 2010 - 07:26

Hi.

Have a look the schedules - but you can calculate half a day...

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Postby Elanor » 01 Jul 2010 - 19:41

Thank you Peter!
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Postby phloi217 » 25 Apr 2011 - 01:29

Hello Peter

Is this timetable still accurate for july 2011?

Where can i check the fares from each stop to another?

Many thanks
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Postby Pete » 25 Apr 2011 - 14:26

Hi.
Check the websites of the bus companies mentioned above. Usually ony schedules until mid of June are online. But I think they will update it soon.
About single fares I can't give you details, only the information that InterRail is free between Kemi and Lulea.
http://www.veljeksetsalmela.fi/
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Postby jens90 » 08 Jun 2011 - 09:39

I made a post in the Sweden section of this board, and I just copy it in here:

these are the timetables untill 18th of June. I write the departure and arrival times after the 18th June in brackets.

jens90 wrote:Hi,

the times aren't quite correct any more, probably due to time table changes

The bus leaves Lulea at:

8.20 9.50 10.50 13.00 14.00 15.10 16.35 18.40(18.55) 21.00(21.10)

and arrives in Haparanda at:

10.35 12.15 13.10 15.30 16.3517.45 18.50 20.55(21.10) 23.15 (23.25)

Some of the busses go on to Tornio, so you don't have to walk. Just aks the conductor.

Return:

dep. Haparanda:

4.40 5.20(5.30) 6.50 8.30 10.00 12.30 13.45 15.10 16.10 17.10

arr. Lulea

7.00 7.40(7.50) 9.45 10.50 12.35 14.50 16.10 17.45 18.45 19.45

At weekends, there are different timetables!!

Look at http://www.ltnbd.se/tidtabeller/ and then search for haparanda. Lines 20 and 100 do the journey.
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Postby railgirl » 20 Jun 2011 - 08:21

I have a flexipass, and I was wondering, is this bus free as well if you don't use a day on your card? How much does it cost if it's not free?
Thanks in advance 8)
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Postby Flo » 20 Jun 2011 - 17:16

Hi!

The official rule is:

- If you get a "free" trip with 100% discount (such as this bus connection) you have to use a travel day on your Flexi Pass
- If you only get a certain discount (eg 50%) you do not have to use a travel day.

Lulea - Haparanda is 155 SEK/17€, Tornio - Kemi is 6,30€ - there is no online price information for the small bit Haparanda - Tornio but it wont be much extra, maybe 10-20 SEK. Or you walk on foot if the bus ends in Haparanda - it's just some hundred metres in between the two bus terminals in SK/FI.


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Postby Diamond » 01 Dec 2011 - 12:25

Hey all!

I was wondering if the schedule applies for this winter holidays as well? 30 mins traffic the entire december? I was planning to go there sometime between the 28th and 30th.

Thanks in anticipation for replies :)

Regards,
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Postby Flo » 02 Dec 2011 - 00:46

Hej,

I did not find a special schedule over the christmas/new year period...but I can have another look on the weekend.

From where to where do you want to go?


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Postby tosca707 » 18 Nov 2012 - 14:17

I want to get a bus from pitea to Rovaniemi and back the next day...does anyone know if this is possible. I just want to go up to Rovaniemi for one night and see santas village on the 21st Dec or the 22nd Dec.

can anyone please help me organise this trip and tell me what to do

thanks anyone
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Postby tosca707 » 18 Nov 2012 - 15:13

can anyone tell me what time the bus leaves from Pitea to the boarder and then to Rovaniemi

I want to go there Rovaniemi leaving Pitea on the 22nd dec 2012 or the 22nd but I need to get back to Pitea on the 24/12 by 1500hrs.

I would like to stay in Rovaniemi or near for one night

I have no idea how long it takes to travel up there by bus

can I leave Pitea in the morning and arrive in Rovaniemi by mid afternoon and then leave again the next day and arrive back in Pitea.

If I cannot stay in rovaniemi where is the closest city that has good accomodation that is not expensive

really have this one opportunity to see Rovaniemi and need anyones help
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Postby ashley37 » 01 Mar 2015 - 09:47

Hi Peter

With the train updates, may I know if there will still be the free buses from Lulea to Kemi, please?

I'm struggling to find the best route for my journey from Murjek (Sweden) to Ivalo (Finland) this June.

Thank you!

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Postby Flo » 01 Mar 2015 - 11:01

Hi Ash!

Have a look here: https://blog.rail.cc/from-kemi-to-lulea-by-bus/
From Kemi you can then go by train to Rovaniemi and then by bus to Ivalo.

Are you travelling with Interrail?


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