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In terms of traffic connections, Kokkola is perfectly situated right in the middle of Finland: Highway 8 passes through the city, and there are plans to widen it into a four-lane road on the northern side of the city. Kokkola is part of the Finnish main railway network, and the Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport is located near the city centre.

The Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport is located in Kruunupyy, about 20 kilometres west of the Kokkola city centre. There is an airport shuttle between the airport and the city centre.

The bus station is located next to the railway station. There are daily bus connections to north, south and east.

Local buses operate throughout the city on weekdays. A safe, extensive, functional and pleasant network for cycling and walking is offered to the residents. Kokkola has paid particular attention to improving the conditions for cycling.

The Port of Kokkola is the number one port for the mining industry in Finland. It is also Finland’s biggest bulk port for cargo transported by rail and in transit and the third biggest general port in the country. The port has a deep port of 14 metres, which allows for the passage of Panamax and Capesize class vessels in full cargo.