Transportation in South Ostrobothnia
Come visit us! Do you know how to reach here and travel around? Let us help you.
Who doesn´t enjoy roadtrips? Towns and cities are quite far apart from each other, and at least we locals enjoy driving – we have to! Perharps you have heard about Finnish professional rally and F1 drivers? We drive on the right side of the road and our major streets and highways are in good condition. Remember our winter conditions – we wish to get at least some snow during the winter season (from December to March) but our cars are safe and sound, and our roads are well maintained. Nothing, however, beats summertime roadtrips.
The distance from major cities outside South Ostrobothnia to Seinäjoki:
Vaasa 80 km
Tampere 170 km
Oulu 340 km
Jyväskylä 190 km
Helsinki 360 km
Rovaniemi 560 km
Rent a car from Vaasa (Hertz, Europcar, Sixt) or Seinäjoki (Avis, Hertz).
Seinäjoki has pretty decent local bus connections, but it is fair to say this is something we need to improve. You’ll find your travel options from town to town from Matkahuolto.fi, which gathers all the bus connections and sells tickets.
In Finland we have brilliant railroad connections between cities and towns.
Travel times (approx.) to Seinäjoki from…
Vaasa 1 hour
Tampere 1,5 hours
Helsinki 3 hours
Oulu 3 hours
Rovaniemi 6 hours (pro tip – grab a night train!)
Jyväskylä 3 hours
In South Ostrobothnia, trains stop at following towns:
Härmä (summer season, bus connection to Power Park. Kauhava/Alahärmä)
Tuuri (Alavus, Veljekset Keskinen shopping centre)
Remember to book your ticket in advance! VR (Valtion Rautatiet) is Finnish state-owned Railroad company and train service provider. Tickets and timetables can be found here
Unfortunately we don’t have international airports in South Ostrobothnia, but some good ones are nearby. Arrive by plane to Vaasa, Jyväskylä or Tampere and continue your journey by bus, train or rent a car – which is very recommendable as car gives you the freedom to explore the region. Vaasa is the busiest airport from those close-by, having frequent connections from Helsinki and Stockholm.
Take a ferry from Sweden! Wasaline has good connections from Umeå. Book your seaside adventures from here, see the archipelago and come see us then. https://www.wasaline.com/en/