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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 23.09.2020
Ruka Holiday store
Summer in Ruka and Kuusamo is full of adventures. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and lots of other activities are waiting for you!

Ruka Holiday store
Flight, train, bus...

Flight to Kuusamo or train to Oulu now under 130 € return.

Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages

Package deals and offers for the whole Ruka-Kuusamo area - book now!

Ruka Holiday store
Tickets to the best night clubs!

The top Finnish artists and the best party in the nights clubs of Ruka village.

Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
Buy your skipass online and save money.

Family ski pass: 30 % additional discount for the children!


Getting here

There are several ways to get from Helsinki to Ruka, depending on how you wish to travel.

By air from Helsinki to Kuusamo from 7.8.2020 onwards

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo throughout the year, twice a day during winter season and even four times a day on busiest days. Flights are starting again on Friday 7.8.2020 with three weekly flights, and daily from September onwards.

The flight takes about an hour and travellers are met at the airport in Kuusamo by a Airport Bus. Return trip from Ruka village to the airport starts 1 h 45 min before the departure of the flight, duration 30 min. The SkiBus is the easiest way for downhill skiers to reach the village from Kuusamo centre. Ruka SkiBus also provides a free service around Ruka Ski Resort. Please note, for a taxi from the Airport to Ruka it is recomended to make a booking in advance.

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By car

Ruka is 800 km from Helsinki by the shortest road route. Helsinki and Kuusamo are connected by highways E75 and 5, or you can travel via the city of Oulu. There are plenty of round-the-clock service stations and food outlets along the way. The best place to leave your car is the underground car park in Ruka, located in the pedestrianized town centre. The car park is within walking distance of Ruka and just 20 metres from the slopes. Parking costs 1,5 euro per hour or 15 euros for the whole day.

By train and bus

There are three railway stations located near Ruka – Oulu, Rovaniemi, and Kemijärvi. All of them are easy to reach by train from Helsinki. You can find a detailed timetable showing all trains on the Finnish Railways (VR) website. Prior to booking your train tickets, we recommed checking the coach services operating from Oulu and Rovaniemi to Kuusamo and also the Shuttle Bus from Rovaniemi to Ruka/Kuusamo and the ski coach from Oulu ro Ruka. The bus and coach station in in both Oulu and Rovaniemi is couple of minutes walk from the railway station. Ruka can be reached by a local bus which runs from Kuusamo. 

A mixed rail-and-car option is also available. Cars are loaded onto a night train which takes them from Helsinki to Kemijärvi, so that drivers and passengers can get some sleep and continue their journey in the morning.

By ski coach from Oulu

Each Saturday from November to April, a special coach for ski trippers travels from Oulu to Ruka. The service departs from Oulu at 07:45 and starts back to Oulu at 17:00. 

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By Onnibus from Helsinki to Ruka

Onnibus is available from Helsinki to Ruka during December-April. The departure is from Helsinki on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The return is from Ruka on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The most affordable trips cost only 1 €!

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Lufthansa flies directly to Kuusamo

Lufthansa operates one route from Frankfurt to Kuusamo December to March/April. The route is operated with Airbus 320 family aircrafts.

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Airport Bus from Rovaniemi to Ruka and Kuusamo 25.11.2019-27.3.2020

Available by pre-orders according to the schedule below. Price one way Rovaniemi airport - Ruka or Kuusamo 49 €. When travelling to/from Rovaniemi railway station, there is an additional price 9 €/one way. Bookings minimum 1 day in advance: Inqueries:, tel. +358 20 7413 710

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Rovaniemi-Ruka-Kuusamo Mon, Fri Wed
Departure from Rovaniemi Railway Station* 10:45 10:45
Estimated departure from Rovaniemi Airport** appr. 11:20 appr. 11:05
Rukan Salonki appr.  13:40 appr. 13:25
Scandic Rukahovi (Ruka village) appr.  13:50 appr. 13:35
Iisakki Village appr. 14:00 appr. 13:45
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki appr.  14:15 appr: 14:05

*) Departure from Rovaniemi Railway Station to Rovaniemi airport at 10:45 if there are bookings from the railway station. 
**) Departure to Ruka and Kuusamo as soon as the flight in question has arrived in Rovaniemi. Departure route is the same as above, in reverse order.  
This shuttle bus works as a transfer to/from Norwegian flights (D82968) on Mondays and Fridays LWG-RVN 6:00-11:20 valid 25.11.2019-27.3.2020 and on Wednesdays LWG-RVN 5:45-11:05 valid 25.11.2019-19.2.2020. 

Shuttle bus can be booked by all guests (arriving by other flights or by train) as long as there is no delay for the departure of the shuttle bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo. 

Kuusamo-Ruka-Rovaniemi Mon, Wed, Fri
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 6:55
Iisakki Village 7:15
Scandic Rukahovi (Ruka village) 7:25
Rukan Salonki 7:35
Rovaniemi airport 9:50
Rovaniemi railway station 10:10

We reserve the right for changes.