Oulu Transportation

  • Biking, Oulu, FI
    Biking, Oulu, FI
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    Oulun Radun Rakentajille 1886-1988
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    Inside the airport - Log cabin display
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    Biking in Oulu 2

    by gubbi1 Written Mar 30, 2008

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    Biking, Oulu, FI

    Another map showing Oulus bike lanes gives an even more impressive picture how well organized the bicycle network is. These are the lanes in the greater downtown are, but there are more lanes connecting the villages and cities around.

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    Koskilinjat - The City Transportation

    by Scandic Written Feb 14, 2005

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    It is not very good. You might notice that when you see bikes everywhere. For some reason the public transportation in Oulu is not so good. It might be because of people bike so much or it might be that that is why people bike so much. The routes won't cover east-west directions and there goes like one or two bus in an hour. Then there is the high price, almost double to Helsinki. Well, not excatly but it is 2,50 one way. It is expensive.
    That is why I prefer my bike as muc as possible. Year around.

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    To Oulu by train

    by Scandic Written Feb 14, 2005

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    Oulu is easily accessible from Helsinki by train or plain. Train is usually cheaper, if you don't know 3 months in advance in which day you will be traveling. Train also shows you landscape better than a plain.
    It take approximately 6 hours from Helsinki to Oulu, depending on which kind of train you will choose. The quickest is Pendolino with some 5 hrs, then InterCity and the regular train can take up to 7-8 hrs.

    Th trip costs some 60 euros one-way, if you are a student in Finnish school you will get 50%, same with kids under 16. There are several shifts daily. You can also take a sleeping coupe, so you will travel by night.

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    Getting there

    by Leipzig Written Oct 26, 2003

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    street in Oulu

    Like all Finnish towns Oulu can easily be reached by car. It is no problem to find parking space free of charge.
    The city is not very big and you can reach everything on food. Anyway, Oulu also offers an efficient public transport system.
    The city owns a national airport and direct flights to Helsinki depart daily. A flight to Helsinki takes about an hour.

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    Oulunsalo Airport

    by Scandic Written Feb 7, 2003

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    Oulu Airport

    Oulu (Located in Oulunsalo) Airport is second largest in Finland, there goes nearly one flight every hour from Helsinki to Oulu and vice versa.It makes 700 000 passengers pass through Oulu Airport every year. If you come to helsinki and you are planning travelling to North, I guess by train, why don't you try airplane if you are under 24 or under. You get a ticket with good price, 64 euroa one way, and the trip takes only an hour. Check from more www.finnair.fi and Stand by.

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    Oulu is very reachable by...

    by Maralaat Written Aug 26, 2002

    Oulu is very reachable by almost any vehicle. You can use an airplane, train, boat, ship, bi/motorcycle, car... you can imagine. So it depend's only where you are coming from.
    At very heart of Oulu you can walk, since almost every shop and attraction is near (the centre isn't so big), but when you want to see some 'off the beaten path' activity you certainly need a bike. Oulu has the most advanced bicycling / rollerskating roadnetwork in whole Finland. You can go almost everywhere within a 'bicyclingroad'.

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    Getting to Oulu is quite...

    by ben76 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Getting to Oulu is quite simple. With an airport on the edge of town and a train station in the city centre, Oulu is well connected to the rest of Finland and indeed the world. Once in Oulu, there are taxi’s and an extensive bus network.

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    Due to a very low budget and...

    by oja Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Due to a very low budget and travel plans which changed with the circumstances (:))) I decided to try hitching. I went from Turku to Vaasa (300 km) on the first day and on to Oulu (another 300) on the second. And as incredible as it may sound, it never took me more than four hours! Finland doesn't (or didn't) have many long-distance motorways so you can lift your thumb almost anywhere. And never have to wait for more than five minutes! Almost all drivers who picked me up said that it was refreshing to see a hitcher 'after all these years'. At the end of the day, my experience was - you guessed - fantastic, but I can never guarantee that yours will be too. If you're travelling with another person, you can feel safe. If you're on your own... well, up to you!

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    From Helsinki by airplane...

    by MJL Written Aug 24, 2002

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    From Helsinki by airplane (over 10 flights per day, 50 min.)
    From Helsinki by train (app. 6 hrs.) or by bus (12 hours)
    Local bus routenet is very large. Good map and timetable available. Also walking and cycling are very good options.

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    Oulus bus traffic

    by gubbi1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bus connections, Oulu, FI

    To get around Oulu there exists a great bus network. You find the timetable, the prices and theplaces where to buy tickets on the bus companies webpage. See the link below...

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    Citybussi - bus in the very center of Oulu

    by gubbi1 Written Mar 30, 2008

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    citybussi, Oulu, FI

    Beside the buscompany serving the Oulu region there is also the citybussi, which serves only the downtown area (keskusta in Finnish).

    See their webpage... (Finnish only).

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    Get around Oulu

    by gubbi1 Written Mar 29, 2008

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    Airport Oulu, Oulu, FI

    On the aiport page I found information about possibilities to get around Oulu. This might help you as it includes the public transport as well as taxis and car hiring.

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    Train

    by Gili_S Written Dec 22, 2007

    The train is the most easy way to get to Oulu, unless you are on a hurry then you can fly or on a road trip as I was and using your own car.

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    The Train Station

    by lonestar_philomath Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    Most of the time I flew or someone gave me a ride; however there is a railroad station on the east side of Oulu! These pictures are of a static display of an old choo-choo train.

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    Oulun Lentoasema

    by lonestar_philomath Written Oct 2, 2006

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    Inside the airport - Log cabin display

    Flying is the best way to get around Finland. I flew Finnair and was pleased with the service and flights.

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