Talvimaisema Kuusamossa

Buses

To national parks and the airport with local buses

If you arrive by plane, all scheduled flights have an airport bus transport to Ruka. Regular buses run between Ruka village and Kuusamo centre, SkiBus in the winter and the Karhunkierros Trail bus in the summer. You can also reach Hossa National Park by HossaBus in the summer.

Find the right bus with Matkahuolto's online route guide

You can find routes and schedules easily from Matkahuolto's online route guide.

Tickets are easily bought with a mobile phone on Reitit ja liput app (only in Finnish, available in Apple Store and Google Play). Please note: this app only works in mobile phones.

 

Airport bus all year round

The airport bus takes customers from Kuusamo airport to Ruka from all scheduled flights. The operator is Pohjolan Matka.

 

Route Departure Fees
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) 1 h 45 min before the departure of the flight 10 €/adult, 5 €/child 4-11 yrs.
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 1 h 25 min before the departure of the flight 7 €/adult, 4 €/child 4-11 yrs.
Kuusamo airport 1 h 15 min before the departure of the flight

Detailed schedules and tickets at Matkahuolto.fi:

Kuusamo airport - Kuusamon Tropiikki Info Buy
Kuusamo airport - Ruka Info Buy
Kuusamo airport - Salla Info Buy
Salla - Kuusamo airport Info Buy
Ruka - Kuusamo airport Info Buy
Kuusamon Tropiikki - Kuusamo airport Info Buy

Airport Bus is operated by Pohjolan Matka, tel. +358 201 303 520, pohjolanmatka.fi, bussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi. Call fees: 8,35 cnt/call + 16,69 cnt/min (VAT 24 %) + international call fees.

There are connections for some flights also from Salla. Check your flight’s bus route and connection from the Pohjolan Matka website (at the bottom of the page) or from the Karhunkierros Trail bus schedule on this site. In case the airport bus doesn’t serve your flight or destination, we recommend booking a taxi in advance, tel. +358 (0)100 84 200 or +358 (0)6 000 4141.

Karhunkierros Trail Bus 17.6.-23.9.2022

With the Karhunkierros Trail bus, you can reach Karhunkierros Trail easily from Kuusamo centre or Ruka village (southern roundabout) or travel back to Ruka or Kuusamo city centre from Karhunkierros Trail. In addition, you can also take a shared taxi from Ruka village to the trail. 

Rukabuses operates from Ruka to Hautajärvi and back during 17.6.-23.9.2022 Monday-Friday. Pets are welcome in the bus. 

Pohjolan Matka operates from Kuusamo Airport to Salla. You will find an updated schedule on Pohjolan Matka's website (in Finnish only and the link to the timetable is at the bottom of the page). 

Ruka - Hautajärvi (Rukabuses) Mon-Fri 17.6.-23.9.
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) 9:00
Sale Käylä 9:20
Ristikallio parking lot 9:30
Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi) 9:45
Hautajärvi - Ruka (Rukabuses) Mon-Fri 17.6.-23.9.
Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi) 10:00
Ristikallio parking lot 10:15
Sale Käylä 10:25
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) 10:45

Detailed schedules and tickets at Matkahuolto.fi:

Ruka = Ruka village (roundabout at Shopping Centre Kumpare)
Kuusamo = Kuusamo city centre (Kelantie, Ervastin aukio squere)
Juuma = Pieni Karhunkierros
Ristikallio = Ristikallio parking spot along Sallantie road
Kiutaköngäs = Oulanka Visitor Centre
Hautajärvi = Karhunkierros Visitor Centre

Ruka-Juuma Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ruka-Ristikallio Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ruka-Kiutaköngäs Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ruka-Hautajärvi Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Hautajärvi-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Kiutaköngäs-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ristikallio-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Juuma-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Kuusamo-Juuma Info Buy
Kuusamo-Ristikallio Info Buy
Kuusamo-Kiutaköngäs Info Buy
Kuusamo-Hautajärvi Info Buy
Hautajärvi-Kuusamo Info Buy
Kiutaköngäs-Kuusamo Info Buy
Ristikallio-Kuusamo Info Buy
Juuma-Kuusamo Info Buy

Regarding Karhunkierros Trail Bus, Matkahuolto Buses on Map shows routes/buses operated by Rukabuses on map in real time. 

 

Hossa Bus 6.6.-9.8.2022

Hossa Bus operates on route Kuusamo - Hossa - Kuusamo during 6.6.-9.8.2022. Tickets: matkahuolto.fi. Bikes are allowed in routes operated by Rukan Taksi- ja Huoltopalvelu Saapunki. Bookings for bikes in advance by calling +358 600 04141.  

In addition, there's a bus operating from Kajaani to Kuusamo via Hossa, take a look at page Getting here.

Hossa-Ruka route is also connected with the route from Oulu to Kuusamo at 20:00 regarding traffic to Oulu on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Explanations of abbreviations
Mon-Fri = Monday to Friday
Sat = Saturdays
Sun = Sundays
SS = If there are two or more bank holidays in a row, the bus will operate on the last bank holiday, not on single bank holidays.
x = The bus stops here if needed.
-- = The bus does not travel via this bus stop.

Kuusamo-Hossa Mon-Sat Mon-Sat
Kuusamo centre (Kelantie) 11:50 16:55
Kuusamon Suurpetokeskus 12:20 --
Julma Ölkky -- 18:05
Hossa Visitor Centre 13:05 18:25
Hossa E (Hossan Lomakeskus) 13:15 18:35
Hossa-Kuusamo Mon-Sat Mon-Sat
Hossa P (Hossan Lomakeskus) 13:20 18:55
Hossa Visitor Centre 13:30 19:05
Julma Ölkky 13:50 --
Kuusamon Suurpetokeskus 14:40 --
Kuusamo centre (Kelantie) 15:10 20:05
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki -- x
Rukajärvi Old School -- x
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) -- 20:35
Rukanriutta -- 20:40

Detailed schedules and tickets at Matkahuolto.fi:

Ruka = Ruka village (roundabout at Shopping Centre Kumpare)
Kuusamo = Kuusamo city centre (Kelantie, Ervastin aukio squere)

Ruka-Julma Ölkky Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ruka-Hossan luontokeskus Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Ruka-Hossan Lomakeskus Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Hossan Lomakeskus-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Hossan luontokeskus-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Julma Ölkky-Ruka Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Kuusamo-Julma Ölkky Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Kuusamo-Hossan luontokeskus Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Kuusamo-Hossan Lomakeskus Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Hossan Lomakeskus-Kuusamo Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Hossan luontokeskus-Kuusamo Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu
Julma Ölkky-Kuusamo Info Buy Matkahuollon Bussit Kartalla -palvelu

Regarding Hossa Bus, Matkahuolto Buses on Map shows routes/buses operated by Rukan Taksi- ja Huoltopalvelu Saapunki on map in real time. 

Ruka-Kuusamon SkiBus 12.11.2021-1.5.2022

The SkiBus operates in the Ruka area during 12.11.2021-1.5.2022, and from Kuusamo to Ruka from the first weekend of December until late April 2022.

The SkiBus lines 1 and 2 are free of charge in the Ruka area if you have a valid ski pass or you are travelling with skiing or snowboarding gear. 

From 21.4.2022 onwards Ruka area SkiBus line 2: The loop to Rukan Salonki and the bus stop #12 are out of use due to the bad condition of the road.

Sustainability is dear to our hearts, which is why Ruka Ski Resort has compensated the fuel emissions from the SkiBus in the Ruka area since winter season 2019–2020.

From the browser-based SkiBus Live service one can see the real-time location and running direction of the SkiBus in the Ruka area. 

Take a look at the SkiBus schedule in Ruka area and Ruka-Kuusamo as an image. If you wish to print the schedule, we recommend using the PDF file linked below. 

SkiBus schedule, pdf

Lammintupa Bus 14.2.2021-4.3.2022

Valid during 14.12.2021-8.1.2022 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and during 11.1.-4.3.2022 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The bus runs from Ruka village to Winter Village Lammintupa, which provides adventures that can be either pre-booked or bought non-stop on site.

Take a look at the Lammintupa Bus schedule as image. If you wish to print the schedule, we recommend using the PDF file linked below (page 2). 

lammintupa bus (pdf)

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Ruka-Kuusamo icon sijainti
Buses on map (in Finnish)

If the route/timetable you are looking for contains the symbol above, this route/bus will be shown on the map in real time. 

Transportation services:

Kuusamo International Border Station

Traffic
Pohjolan Matka

Pohjolan Matka Busses

Traffic
Rukabussit

Ruka Buses

Traffic
Ruka Charter   

Ruka Charter

Traffic
Rukan Parkkihalli

Ruka Parking

Traffic

Ruka Taxi Service

Traffic

Ruka Wash - Self Service Car Wash

Traffic
Rukahuolto - autojen huoltopalvelut

Rukahuolto - car and snowmobile service and repair

Traffic
Taksikeskus Otaxi Ruka-Kuusamo

Taxi Centre Otaxi Kuusamo

Traffic

Taxi Centre Otaxi Ruka

Traffic
Ruka Valley - upea kyläkeskus Valtavaaran kupeessa

Village-2-Valley Scenic Gondola

Traffic