Getting around

Rovaniemi is a relatively small town with short distances. In the city centre, everything is close to everything else and walking is the way to get around. For getting out of town, you don’t need to stroll; have a look at the transport options below.
For getting around, our map with services might come in handy. Alternatively, here’s the Rovaniemi tourist map in pdf format.

Local buses

Buses are the only form of public transport in Rovaniemi. For routes, timetable and tickets, please see here.

Some useful lines:

Matkahuolto operates daily coach services to Ranua Zoo. See their website for details.


Finnish taxis are reliable and use a standardised kilometre-based pricing system.

The following taxi companies operate in Rovaniemi:

Taxi Rovaniemi, tel: +358 16 106 410; email: info@taxirovaniemi.fi

Rovaniemi Taxi Service, tel: +358 60 030 030 / +358 29 009 1090; email: info@rovaniementaksipalvelu.fi

Getting around - transport in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - Santa Line taxi sevices

Airport taxi shuttle service

Fares for the Airport Taxi shuttle service start from 7 euro / person. The route is:

Central Bus Station – Hotel Scandic – City Hotel – Hotel Cumulus – Hotel Santa Claus – Hotel Vaakuna – Hotel Pohjanhovi – airport.

The shuttle bus leaves the central bus station 1 h and 10 min before the departure of the next flight.

After each arrival, the shuttle bus departs from the airport to the town centre. On the way, it stops at hotels when necessary. Stops at private addresses are possible on request.


Parking is subject to a charge almost everywhere in the centre of Rovaniemi. A parking fee of 1.40 euro / hour should be paid using the on-site ticket vending machines.

The ticket printed by the machine must be placed inside the car, on the dashboard, in a place where the whole ticket is easily visible from outside.

As long as the ticket indicates that there is paid time left, it may be used for parking in all chargeable car parks and streetside parking spaces in the city centre.

Please note that these tickets are not valid in the parking areas of Rovaniemi Airport and the railway station.

Parking lot at Ounasvaara outdoor area in Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Parking disc

In some parking areas, drivers are instructed by a traffic sign to use a parking disc. The disc must be placed visibly on the dashboard and fulfil the related legal requirements.

According to a decree issued by the Ministry of Transport, the disc must be blue, 10-11 cm wide and 13-15 cm high. Turn the time indicator of the parking disc to the next full or half hour, depending on which is nearest.

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Transport companies in Rovaniemi

Car rental Avis Rent a Car
Avis Rent a Car

We offer cars from small and medium sized, all the way to the bigger vans and minibuses. We make sure your booking is easy and cost-efficient.

Car rental Budget Car Hire
Budget Car Hire

Whether you need a car for only yourself or for the whole group, Budget offers all sizes from small cars to larger people carriers.

Buses Bus company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat
Bus company Eskelisen Lapin Linjat

Eskelisen Lapin Linjat is one of the largest line service and chartered coach companies in Lapland. During the weekends in spring, summer and autumn, we travel from Helsinki via Rovaniemi to the tourist centres of Lapland as well as North Norway.

Buses Bus company Kutilan Liikenne
Bus company Kutilan Liikenne

Bus company Kutilan Liikenne is a 60-year-old family business in Rovaniemi. We offer Premium Minibus Service offers a high standard transportation option for groups in Rovaniemi and in Lapland.

Buses Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä
Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä

Bus company Liikenne O. Niemelä has good knowledge how to arrange quality bus trips at home and abroad.

Car rental Car rental Scandia Rent
Car rental Scandia Rent

Scandia Rent car hire company in Rovaniemi serves its customers 24/7. We are a Finnish car rental and we want to focus on the best service and affordable prices.

Car rental Europcar car rental
Europcar car rental

Europcar the leading car rental company in Finland is operating in over 30 cities throughout Finland. Over 180 car rental professionals are dedicated to provide friendly and flexible service 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

Car rental Hertz car rental
Hertz car rental

Hertz provides a diverse and reliable range of vehicles to meet any travel requirement. You can find us in Rovaniemi at the airport, downtown and at the railway station.

Taxis Santa Line - Arctic transfer service
Santa Line - Arctic transfer service

Santa Line is a service entirety for incentive and operator customers provided by Rovaniemi Taxi Service.

Car rental Sixt Rent a Car
Sixt Rent a Car

Sixt is one of the leading car rental companies in Finland. In Rovaniemi Sixt has three locations: airport, train station and city centre.

Taxis Taxi Rovaniemi
Taxi Rovaniemi

Taxi Rovaniemi provides high quality taxi services in the surroundings of Rovaniemi city 24 hours a day.

Buses YourBus - Bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua Zoo
YourBus - Bus from Rovaniemi to Ranua Zoo

We invite you to visit the Arctic Zoo in Ranua. Our bus picks you up at your hotel and after the trip we return you to your place of stay.