Info / Location


The Nurmes region is situated in the eastern part of Finland, in the province of North Karelia.

Maps and brochures

Maps and brochures are available from our tourist information service

Kauppatori 3
75500 Nurmes

Tel. +358 50 4066 122/Kati and +358 50 341 6088/Tuuli

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Nurmes citymap

Info / Transportation

How to get here?

By plane

The closest airports to Nurmes are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Kajaani.

Finnair flies between Helsinki and Joensuu and between Helsinki and Kuopio on a daily basis. The flying time for both routes is around one hour.

There are also daily flights from Helsinki to Kajaani. The flying time is around 1 hour 15 minutes.

The distances from Joensuu to Nurmes and from Kuopio to Nurmes are almost 130 km, while the driving time is around 1 hour 40 min. The distance from Kajaani to Nurmes is approximately 110 km and the driving time is around 1 hour 15 min.

Check the schedules from Finnair website

By train

VR has several train connections that run daily from Helsinki to Joensuu and from Helsinki to Kuopio. There are also connecting train connections from Joensuu to Nurmes twice a day.

Nurmes railwaystation on a map

Check the timetables

By bus

Regular bus connections run between Nurmes and Kuopio and between Nurmes and Joensuu on a daily basis.

Nurmes bus station on a map

Check the nationwide bus timetables

By car

Distances to Nurmes:

Helsinki 517 km
Joensuu 127 km
Kuopio 126 km
Kajaani 108 km
Kuhmo 77 km
Lieksa 58 km


There are two taxi stations in Nurmes

In the centre
Torikatu 2 
24/7 service

In Porokylä
Porokylänkatu 18
Mon–Thu 7.00 – 20.00
Fri–Sat 07.00 – 02.00

Tel. 0200-14200