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Getting to HaparandaTornio

Welcome to our twin city! HaparandaTornio is located in Swedish and Finnish Lapland and is well connected via various means of transport.

HaparandaTornio is the gateway to Swedish and Finnish Lapland, great to combine with other destinations in both countries. We can be reached by bus, car, plane and train.

Below you can see more detailed information about transport to and from HaparandaTornio.

By train

A train connection from Luleå to Haparanda opened in April 2021. There are three departures daily by Norrtåg and now you can travel from Stockholm up to HaparandaTornio. In Finland, trains going to Kolari stop at Tornio Itäinen (East) train station. From Kemi train station, there is a bus connection to HaparandaTornio.

By bus

Buses in Northern Sweden
Timetables for buses in Northern Sweden (Norrbotten) are available at Länstrafiken. It is not possible to buy a ticket at Länstrafiken website. If you want to take the bus from Haparanda, please choose the departure from Haparanda Tornio Travel Centre LTN. Swedish timetables are in Swedish time which is one hour after Finnish time.

You can only pay with a credit card on Swedish buses (no cash accepted). The Bussgods company located at the Travel Centre sells tickets with a credit card and Swedish crowns.

Buses in Finland
Timetables for buses in Finland are available on the Matkahuolto website. Departures are in Finnish time which is one hour ahead of Swedish time. You can buy tickets on the Matkahuolto website. You need to choose the departure from Tornio.

City buses in Haparanda and Tornio
Citybus Kaupunkilinja operates during the weekdays in the central town area of Tornio.

The local bus in Haparanda operates in weekdays. The local bus is called Ringlinjen and you can change from one bus to another at the Travel Centre or Rajalla-På Gränsen Shopping Center. The buses don’t run during school holidays.

By plane

The nearest airport Kemi-Tornio is located in Kemi. Flights are operated by Finnair. The airport taxi company Meri-Lapin Taksi takes you to TornioHaparanda. Taxis must be booked in advance.
Other airports, within 130 kilometre radius, are Oulu and Rovaniemi in Finland and Luleå in Sweden

By car

HaparandaTornio has good traffic connections with the E4 highway passing through the towns. If you arrive by car, getting around is very straightforward.

Car rental

Xentus Biluthyrning, Tommy Westring, tel. +46 70 208 48 77
REKO biluthyrning i Norrbotten AB, +46 926 77068 or +46 70 600 5542

Scandia rent, Torpinkatu 13, tel. +358 16 480 993
FiRent, Kemintie 40, puh. +358 44 555 0494
– Tmi: Jani Kantola, Ruijalaisentie 7, puh. +358 50 540 4935


Taxi Haparanda, tel. +46 922 10500
Taxi Tornio (Meri-Lapin Taksit), tel. +358 200 68000
Menevä (Tornio) +358 200 02120

By Bicycle

It is easy to get around by bicycle in the HaparandaTornio city area. There are also great routes whether you want to get to the archipelago or up by the river banks.

If you are arriving by bicycle from the south to Tornio, take route 921 from Kemi. Arriving from the north you can take the E8 or E75 roads. The northbound road 99 is suitable for bikes arriving from Luleå.

Cycling maps in Finland are available here. For Lapland choose Retkeily GT Pohjois-Suomi. Click here for more HaparandaTornio maps.

Fatbikes can be rented from Nordic safaris.