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, plain and train. A train connection has opened to Haparanda in April and on the Finnish side of the border, trains that go to Kolari stop at Tornio.
Below you can see more detailed information about transport to and from HaparandaTornio.
HaparandaTornio has good traffic connections with the E4 highway passing through the towns. If you arrive by car, getting around is very straightforward.
– Rogers biluthyrning, Harvägen 15, tel. +46 922 130 67
– Scandia rent, Torpinkatu 13, tel. +358 16 480 993
– FiRent, Kemintie 40, puh. +358 44 555 0494
– Husbilar, Tmi: Jani Kantola, Ruijalaisentie 7, puh. +358 50 5404935
Taxi Haparanda, tel. +46 922 10500
Taxi Tornio (Meri-Lapin Taksit), tel. +358 200 68000
Buses in Sweden
Timetables for buses in Sweden 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.
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.
The Matkahuolto office is situated in Tornio, Teollisuuskatu 8-10. They sell bus and train tickets. You can pay with a credit card, in Euros and Swedish crowns. Most buses accept credit cards.
Another bus company is Onnibus. It offers services in most parts of Finland.
Citibus Kaupunkilinja operates in the central town area of Tornio. The local bus in Haparanda 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.
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.
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
A train connection from Luleå to Haparanda opened in April 2021. There are three departures daily 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.