Local public transport works well especially in the Ruka area. When staying in Ruka village, you won’t need a car because all the services are conveniently within walking distance.
Getting around Kuusamo is easy
All scheduled flights arriving at Kuusamo have an airport bus transport to Ruka. From Ruka village, you can take a bus to Kuusamo city centre or the national parks in the area.
Taxis in Ruka-Kuusamo serve you 24/7. In the summer, you can also choose the popular shared taxi (“kimppataksi” in Finnish) to Karhunkierros Trail.
Reach Kuusamo’s national parks conveniently by bus
You can find routes and schedules easily from Matkahuolto's online route guide.
Find out more about these:
More information about arriving to Ruka-Kuusamo is available in section Getting here.
Transportation service providers:
Kuusamo International Border Station
Pohjolan Matka Busses
Ruka Taxi Service
Sukset Rukalle - luggage transportation
Taxi Centre Otaxi Kuusamo
Taxi Centre Otaxi Ruka
Village-2-Valley Scenic Gondola
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Frequently Asked Questions related to transportation:
Can I manage in Ruka without my own car?
In general, you can get by in Ruka without your own car, as local transportation in the Ruka area is efficient. For more information, visit the Buses page. If you plan to travel from Ruka village to places like national parks, we recommend checking in advance if there are bus connections to your destination. Shared taxis are also a viable option!
Is there a car rental service in Ruka?
As far as we know, there are no specific car rental services in Ruka, but you can rent a Landrover Defender in Ruka village. Additionally, Kuusamo Airport offers car rental services.
Is there an auto repair shop in Ruka?
Ruka has an auto repair shop called Rukahuolto. Furthermore, Kuusamo city centre has a comprehensive selection of car repair services, including authorized service centers.
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