Kokkola in Finland
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Trains from Helsinki connect daily. The fastest connection is by Pendolino train which will last about 4 hours.
There are also some night trains with sleeping cars from Helsinki to northern regions stopping at Kokkola. Night trains usually arrive at early morning hours in Kokkola, which is uncomfortable unless you have somebody waiting for you.
By BusBuses from all over Finland stop regularly at Kokkola. If you travel as far as from Helsinki, forget the bus and take the train or aeroplane.
By CarThe largest highway that passes through Kokkola is the E8
By PlaneKruunupyy airport (KOK) is the closest one to Kokkola, about 20 kilometers away. Nearly all scheduled flights only to and from Helsinki, charter flights to holiday destinations around Europe. A bus service is provided to and from Mannerheimin aukio at the centre of Kokkola. http://www.finavia.fi/airportkruunupyy?pg=5184&airport%2Flentoasema_kruunupyy
The city is fairly small, so the easiest way to see the sights is walking.
Public transport is poor in Kokkola. There are only local buses by Kokkolan Liikenne, and you have difficulty in finding a bus especially during evenings and Sundays. However, the drivers and passengers appear to be friendly. If you want to have a sightseeing without guide, you can take the bus number 7 from Kauppatori at city center. It will take you for example to the harbour part-of-town Ykspihlaja.