How to travel around Ruka and Kuusamo
This comfortable bus travels between entry points to the Karhunkierros trail, Kuusamo and Ruka village. Also the bus from Kuusamo airport to Salla (details in Finnish) will take you from Kuusamo airport to Hautajärvi. The airport bus leaves 15 minutes after the arrival of the flight. Find out more about Ruka and Kuusamo in our area maps.
Karhunkierros bus Kuusamo-Hautajärvi and Kuusamo-Oulanka 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 (winter schedule)
Valid on school days during 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 and on Saturdays during 8.8.-14.9.2019. Not valid during school holidays 19.-27.10.2019, 21.12.-6.1.2020 and 29.-8.3.2020. Also the bus from Kuusamo airport to Salla (details in Finnish) will take you from Kuusamo airport to Hautajärvi. The airport bus leaves 15 minutes after the arrival of the flight.
|Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2||14:15||16:10||14:05**|
|Kuusamo bus station||14:20||16:15||||
|Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki|||||||||||14:10|
|Ruka village (southern loop)|||||14:50||16.40||14:35|
|Ristikallio parking area||X||17:10||14:59|
|Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi)||X|||||15:20|
|Visitor Centre Hautajärvi|||||16:05|
|Ristikallio parking area||7:45||16:18|
|Käylä school Rinneahontie 3||8:00||||
|Ruka village (southern loop)||XX|||||16:50|
|Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki|||||17:10|
|Kuusamo bus station||9:30||||
|Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2|||||17:15**|
Also the bus from Salla to Kuusamo airport (details in Finnish) will take you from Hautajärvi to Kuusamo airport.
|Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2||14:15|
|Kuusamo bus station||14:20|
|Ruka village (southern loop)|||||14:50|
|Oulanka Visitor Centre||15:35|
|Oulanka Visitor Centre||7:40|
|Käylä school, Rinneahontie 3||8:00*||8:00*||8:00|
|Ruka village (southern loop)||XX|
|Kuusamo bus station||9:30|
Mon-Fri: winter schedule is valid on school days from Monday to Friday. Not valid on school holidays.
X = The bus stops if needed (no exact time).
XX = Passenger drop off only.
| = No bus connection.
* = Bus change. Drivers will guide to follow-up connections when changing the bus.
** = Connection from Oulu 14:00, to Oulu 17:45.
1) Booking required one day in advance tel. +358 8 8681 222.
Prices: matkahuolto.fi; depending on the starting and ending point of travel the trip from Kuusamo to the starting point of Karhunkierros costs approx. 10-20 €/adult, -50 %/child.
RB: Rukabussit, tel. +358 (0)40 5113054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RT: Rukan Taksipalvelu, tel. +358 (0)8 868 1222.
PM: Pohjolan Matka, tel. +358 201 303 520 (special phone call fees apply).
|Kuusamo-Ruka||6,80 €||3,40 €|
|Kuusamo-Juuma||10,00 €||5,00 €|
|Kuusamo-Hautajärvi||15,50 €||7,80 €|
|Kuusamo-Ristikallio||11,80 €||5,90 €|
|Kuusamo-Salla||22,00 €||11,00 €|
|Ruka-Salla||17,30 €||8,70 €|
|Ruka-Hautajärvi||10,00 €||5,00 €|
|Ruka-Ristikallio||6,80 €||3,40 €|
|Ruka-Juuma||6,00 €||3,00 €|
We reserve the right for changes.
During 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 on school days (Mon-Fri, excluding school holidays 19.-27.10.2019, 21.12.2019-6.1.2020, 29.2.-8.3.2020):
Kuusamo Bus Station - Hossan Lomakeskus 15:00-16:15
Hossan Lomakeskus - Kuusamo Bus Station 06:50-08:40
0perator: Rukabussit, tel. +358 8 8681 700
During summer 2019 there was a special Hossa Bus taking guests for daytrips from Ruka or Kuusamo city centre to Hossa. There was also a connection to Oulu. This bus connection "HossaBussi" worked also as an airport bus from Kuusamo Airport to Hossa. Hossa Bus for Summer 2019 was a success and we aim to carry on with this route in the future summers (possibly until the end of September).
If you are staying in a cottage community, you can reach Ruka easily and cheaply by taxi. When travelling to Karhunkierros, we recommend teaming with other tourists to order a shared taxi which is "Kimppataksi" in Finnish. You can find fellow travellers here. This is a good way of saving money and making new friends!
Please note, for a taxi from the Airport to Ruka it is recomended to make a booking in advance.
Rukapalvelu has two rental cars available in Ruka village (Toyota Avensis and Proace Verso minibus). Cars can be delivered to Kuusamo airport by request. Read more about Rukapalvelu's rental cars >
Busses, taxis and other transfers
PARKING IN RUKA AREA
The best place to leave your car is the heated underground car park in Ruka village, which has 320 car places and is conveniently located just one-minute’s walk from the ski lifts and main resort services. Parking costs 1,5€ per hour or 15€ for the whole day. You can also find free parking in Ruka, including spots near the ski lifts.
When planning a trip to Ruka we recommend to check section Getting here.
SkiBus is free of charge in Ruka area on lines 1 & 2 with a valid ski pass or for passengers travelling with skiing equipment.
Please notice, that free entrance rule for 1 & 2 Skibus lines concerns only downhill skiing and snowboarding equipment, not cross-country equipment.