Travel to Vaasa
The connections to Vaasa are very good. You can get here by plane, train, bus, boat and of course by car. There are several daily flights from Vaasa to Helsinki and Stockholm. Vaasa is situated on the narrowest point of the Kvarken gulf, so the distance from Finland to Sweden is only about 80 kilometers. There is a ferry connection from Vaasa to Umeå in Sweden that operates all year round.
The connections from Vaasa to Europe and further away are pretty short thanks to several flight connections. It takes only 10 minutes by car from the Vaasa airport to the Vaasa city center. Vaasa airport is the fifth largest in Finland, and three airline companies operate from Vaasa to Helsinki and Stockholm. Every year also about 120 charter flights take off from Vaasa airport to different holiday destinations.
If you choose to come by train, you’ll arrive directly in to the Vaasa city center. The railway from Vaasa to Seinäjoki was electrified in 2011, and thanks to the Pendolino train you can travel from Helsinki to Vaasa in no less than 3, 5 hours. The new travel center is also located right in the city center, so from there it’s easy to get to your hotel or other accommodation.
The shortest sea route from Finland to Sweden is between Vaasa and Umeå. You can travel between the cities with a ferry, which operates throughout all the seasons of the year. From the Vaasa city center you’ll get to the Port of Vaasa by car in five minutes, and the ferry trip from Vaasa to Umeå takes only about four hours. Thanks to the ferry you can also travel by car along the Blue Road, which goes all the way from Norway to Russia.