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.
To national parks and the airport with local buses
Airport bus all year round
The airport bus takes customers from Kuusamo airport to Ruka from all scheduled flights. The operator is Pohjolan Matka.
|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|
Airport Bus is operated by Pohjolan Matka, tel. +358 201 303 520, pohjolanmatka.fi, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Depending on the destination and starting point, the journey from Kuusamo to the start of Karhunkierros Trail costs approximately 10–15 € for adults and 7–12 € for kids, young people, students and pensioners. Some tickets are available for purchase online, some can be bought only on the bus.
Schedules, prices and tickets: Matkahuolto.fi.
Pohjolan Matka operates from Kuusamo Airport to Salla from 6.6.2022 onwards daily. The bus stops in the following places: Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki, Ruka, Juuma, Oulanka Visitor Centre, Käylä and Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi). 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). Please note exceptions in schedule during Midsummer.
Rukabuses operates from Ruka to Hautajärvi and back during 17.6.-23.9.2022 Monday-Friday (also on Midsummer Eve 24.6.2022). Pets are welcome in the bus.
Rukabuses prices (adults/kids, students and pensioners): Ruka-Käylä 10 €/7 €, Ruka-Ristikallio 12 €/9 €, Ruka-Hautajärvi 15 €/11 €, pets 5 €, bikes 5 €. You can purchace our ticket online (TBR) and at the bus, cash and card payments available.
|Ruka - Hautajärvi (Rukabuses)||Mon-Fri 17.6.-23.9.|
|Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout)||9:00|
|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|
|Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout)||10:45|
Hossa Bus 6.6.-9.8.2022
Hossa Bus operates on route Kuusamo - Hossa - Kuusamo during 6.6.-9.8.2022. Tickets: matkahuolto.fi.
In addition, there's a bus operating from Kajaani to Kuusamo via Hossa, take a look at page Getting here.
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 centre (Kelantie)||11:50||16:55|
|Hossa Visitor Centre||13:05||18:25|
|Hossa E (Hossan Lomakeskus)||13:15||18:35|
|Hossa P (Hossan Lomakeskus)||13:20||18:40|
|Hossa Visitor Centre||13:30||18:50|
|Kuusamo centre (Kelantie)||15:10||19:50|
|Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki||--||x|
|Rukajärvi Old School||--||x|
|Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout)||--||20:20|
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.
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).