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Arriving in Jakobstad


By plane

The closest airport to Jakobstad is Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (Swedish: Karleby-Jakobstad Airport) located in Kruunupyy (Swedish: Kronoby), 30 kilometres north-east of Jakobstad town centre. The airport offers daily service to Helsinki. 

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport Contact Information:

Visiting address: Flygarevägen 162, 68500 Kronoby

Opening hours: terminal is open on weekdays from 4:45 a.m. to 22:00 pm. During the weekend, the terminal is open according to the flight schedule.

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Further information and reservations:
Connect Karleby-Jakobstad

Transportation between the airport and Jakobstad:

A regular connection from Jakobstad to the airport is operated by Ekmans Bussar.

The bus will take you to all regular departing and arriving flights to/from Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport. The service must be booked at least one day in advance. Passengers are picked up from a desired address in Jakobstad.

There is a bus waiting at the airport for all scheduled arrivals. Passengers are driven to a desired address in Jakobstad.

Further information and reservations:

Ekmans Bussar, tel. +358 44 777 7205,


City Taxi Jeppistel. +358 50 550 9866, or Ulataxi, tel. +358 100 0417


By train 

The railway station is located in Pännäinen (Swedish: Bennäs), approx. 10 km from Jakobstad. There are several daily connections to both south and north.

Adress: Stationsvägen 13, 68910 Bennäs
Waiting room open daily 00.00-23.59.

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The train ride Helsinki-Jakobstad takes about 3,5 hours, Tampere-Jakobstad about 2 hours and Oulu-Jakobstad 2,5 hours. 

Further information and reservations: VR 

Transportation between the train station and Jakobstad:

There is a shuttle bus service available from Jakobstad bus station to Pännäinen railway station. Please check the latest timetable for possible changes. 

Further information, reservations and timetables: Ekmans Bussartel. +358 100 0417

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By bus 

The Jakobstad bus station is located in the heart of the town. There are several daily connections to various destinations including Vaasa, Nykarleby and Kokkola.

Adress: Jakobsgatan 7, 68600 Jakobstad 

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The bus stop for busses is at Hotel Polaris, approx. 10 km from the town centre. offers many different inter-city routes across Finland, including Turku, Oulu and Helsinki. 

Further information, reservations and timetables: 

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Getting around in Jakobstad


Vippari Public Transport

The public transport in Jakobstad is based on real-time demand. 

The Vippari minibus picks you up from where you are and takes you to your destination without transfers. The minibus must be called from the booking centre or via internet at least one hour prior to the journey.  

The Vippari Public Transport serves: Monday - Friday 7am to 5pm

The booking centre is open: Monday-Friday 7am to 3pm (closed for lunch 11am to 12 pm)

A single trip costs:
• Adults 4,00 €
• Children 2,00 €

For more information and reservations please call the booking centre tel. +358 100 4488

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Ulataxi, tel. +358 100 417
Taxi Station at Rådhusgatan 2, next to the Town Hall

City Taxi Jeppis, tel. +358 50 550 9866
Taxi Station, Otto Malmsgatan 13





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