The Raahe region is in an excellent location, which makes it easy to access by a variety of means. We have quick global flights, environmentally friendly trains and the main road of the western coast, National Road 8, for car travel. The hub of the area, Raahe, is situated some 75 km south of Oulu, 120 km north of Kokkola and 200 km west of Kajaani.
Finland’s second-busiest airport in Oulu is located only some 70 km north of Raahe. The ride from the airport takes about 50 minutes to Siikajoki, 60 minutes to Raahe and 80 minutes to Pyhäjoki.
To get to Raahe, Revonlahti in Siikajoki or Pyhäjoki, you can use the local airport taxi services, for example. You must book the transport in advance by calling +358 600 300010. The number is available 24 hours a day.
At the airport, you can also rent a car for the duration of your visit.
The train is a fast and environmentally friendly way of accessing the area. The Raahe railway station is located in Vihanti, some 36 km from the centre of the town. You can take a bus or taxi to get to the centre of Raahe town from the railway station.
Check the bus lines operating between Raahe centre and Vihanti on the Matkahuolto website, and the on-call taxi schedules are available on the Raahe taxi station website. You can also take a train to Oulu or Kokkola and hop on the bus to Raahe. Find the routes ate the Matkahuolto website.
CONNECTIONS FROM THE VIHANTI (RAAHE) RAILWAY STATION
- By bus
Bus from Raahe station in Vihanti operates on weekdays Mon-Fri and Saturdays. In Raahe city centre bus route starts at the Bus Station and stops on the bus stops on the route to pick up travellers if needed. bus fair for Raahe - Vihanti is 9€. Find the route and buy tickets at the Matkahuolto website.
- On the on-call taxi for evening trains
On-call taxi Mon-Sun at 9:00 pm from Raahe bus station to Vihanti railway station for the train departing southwards at 9:52 pm.
On-call taxi Mon-Sun at 9:35 pm from Vihanti railway station to Raahe bus station for the train coming from the south at 9:28pm.
The service operates on an on-call basis and you have to sign up for a ride by calling Raahen Taksi Oy at +358 100 3020 no later than two hours before the taxi’s departure time. The cost of the service for the customer is €13/direction. The on-call taxi schedules are available on the Raahe taxi station website.
The long-distance coaches from north, south and east operate from the the Raahe bus station. The bus station and Taxi station are located at the centre of the town.
Boats visiting Raahe are served by the Terässatama marina maintained by the Raahen Purjehdusseura sailing association. You can also moor your boat for no charge by the Ruiskuhuone Café or the piers on the Iso-Kraaseli, Tasku and Ulkopauha islands.
The marinas of Merikylä, Tauvo and Varessäikkä, as well as their services, are maintained by the municipality of Siikajoki.
In central Raahe, all services are conveniently within walking distance, which is one of the perks of a small town. Whether you wish to travel within the town, in the archipelago or more broadly in the area, on foot, bike, boat and car, travel options are available – and you can always ask the friendly locals for advice if you get lost.y.
Most accommodation providers also lend bicycles for the duration of your stay. You can also rent bikes for street and off-road riding from activity services providers and bicycle shops.
On board public transport
Public transport in Raahe is available in the form of local buses and chartered vehicles.
Access Taxi services with the free Taksini app or call +358 100 3020
On the water
Cruise boats sail to the Raahe archipelago on a daily basis in the summertime. You can also make arrangements for travel by boat to other locations with the service provider. Kayaks, canoes and SUP boards are available for rent from activity services providers. Chek out the Infopage for boaters when your are travelling on your own boat.