Public Transportation in the Oulu Area
See the website of “Oulun joukkoliikenne” (Public transport of Oulu): www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi/english
A local traffic single ticket within the Oulu city area costs 3.30 EUR (double price between 23 – 04). A single ticket paid with value on the Waltti card costs 2.05 EUR. Single tickets are bought on the bus. Season and value tickets can be obtained from the following sales points:
Ticket services of the Oulu local traffic
Oulu10 service point
(e.g. cards with photos)
and on holiday eves 8–16
17–29 year-old students are entitled to a 25 % discount on 30 days' bus passes for travelling in Oulu (Oulu-lippu). A normal priced 30 days bus pass costs 52.50 euro, for students it costs 39.50 euro. For the first student priced bus pass you need to fill in an application form in the Ticket office in the Stockmann Department Store (3rd floor) or at the City customer services office Neuvokas and prove that you are a student at Oulu University of Applied Sciences with a student card or certificate, and a foreign citizen with a passport. All monthly and serial tickets are loaded on a smart card called OuluCard. The card costs 3 euro (without a photo) or 9 euro (with a photo). The card fee is non-refundable.
The Waltti Card can be obtained from the Oulu 10 Service Point of the City of Oulu, Torikatu 10, Oulu. After the first acquisition the card can be reloaded on the bus or at the following sales points:
- R-kiosk, Isokatu 27, Downtown
- R-kiosk, Kirkkokatu 22, Rotuaari
- R-kiosk, Merikoskenkatu 5, Tuira
- R-kiosk, Sammonkatu 10, Kaijonharju
- R-kiosk, Tervakukkatie 6, Rajakylä
- R-kiosk, Keskuskatu 7, Pateniemi
A printed local bus timetable can be picked up on the bus or in the ticket sales points.
Three Citybuses are running in downtown Oulu and nearby areas. For Citybuses there are separate tickets, but all local traffic tickets are also valid on the Citybus routes. However, the Citybus tickets are not valid on normal local traffic. There are three Citybus routes: A Värttö – Downtown, B Medipolis – Downtown and C Limingantulli – Downtown. Routes A and C are operated daily twice an hour (Mon – Fri ca 07:00 – ca 21:00, Sat ca 09:00 – ca 18:00, Sun ca 12:00 – ca 18:00). The B is operated Mon – Fri ca 07:00 – ca 21:00). Citybuses will have their own bus stops but they will also stop on normal bus stops along their route.
Single ticket: 1.50 EUR
Serial ticket (40 trips): 45.00 EUR
Cityticket (30 days): 34.30 EUR
Single tickets are bought on the bus, serial and season tickets from the above-mentioned sales points.
For more information on Citybuses and timetables at www.ouluncitybussi.fi.
Taxi fares are quite high in Finland. To call a taxi in Oulu, dial 0600-30081, and in Oulainen dial 0600 30060.
Taxi fares in Finland
- On weekdays 6.00 – 20.00, Saturdays and holiday eves 6.00 – 16.00 5.90 EUR
- At other times (indicated by a pilot light of the taxi meter) 9.00 EUR
- Tariff I 1.52 EUR/km - Tariff IV 2.13 EUR/km depending on the number of passengers
Waiting tariff 43.30 EUR/h
(waiting tariff is charged also instead the tariffs I – IV if the taxi is standing e.g. due to a traffic jam, in the red lights or the taxi car is running so slowly that the waiting tariff is higher than the fare per kilometre)
- Advance booking charge (if the taxi is booked a minimum of 30 minutes before the desired pick-up time) payment 7.00 EUR