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.
How to travel around Ruka and Kuusamo
Karhunkierros bus Kuusamo-Ristikallio until 31.3.2020
Valid only until 31.3.2020 due to Conoravirus Covid-19. Summer 2020 Karhunkierros Bus Timetable will be published according to the developmend in Coronavirus Covid-19 situation. We reserve the right for changes. Updated timetables are always available on matkahuolto.fi.
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).
Airport bus from and to Kuusamo Airport - Ruka
The operator is Pohjolan Matka until 30.4.2020. The airport shuttle bus is also available to other passengers according to Finnair flight schedules (eg Lufthansa in winter).
SKIBUS TIMETABLES WINTER 2019-2020: Skibus has stopped operating on Tue 24.3.2020 (all lines: 1, 2 and 3)
SkiBus operates during the winter season usually from mid-November until the end of April. SkiBus is free of charge in Ruka area on lines 1 & 2 with a valid ski pass or for passengers travelling with downhill skiing and snowboarding equipment (not cross-country equipment). Sustainability is important for us, so Ruka Ski Resort has been compensating the fuel emissions of the SkiBus in Ruka area since wnter 2019-2020.
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.