Kuusamo airport is 4km northeast of town. Finnair has year-round services to/from Helsinki; winter services are much more frequent. Major car-hire companies have desks here. Buses serve incoming and outbound flights (€7, 10 minutes to Kuusamo; €10, 30 minutes to Ruka). Call 0100-84200 for a taxi.
Buses run to/from Kajaani (€25, 3½ hours, two daily), Oulu (€25, three hours, up to eight daily) and Rovaniemi (€34.50, three hours, three daily).