OSL:n bussi Pekurin pysäkillä, josta matkustajia nousee bussiin.

Oulu Regional Transport

The brand name Oulu Regional Transport (in Finnish Oulun seudun liikenne, briefly OSL) was adopted in the fall of 2022. Along with the brand update, the buses are now called “Onnikka” and the citybuses driving in the city centre are “Lähibussi”. Our goal is to create clear and easy-to-use public transportation. We will try to achieve that now and in the future with our development work. Our new brand name is a regional brand because our range of activity spans multiple areas. We want to show that public transportation is for everybody, and to encourage everyone to use our services more frequently.

You will recognize our buses from this sign:

Area of activity

Oulu Regional Transport’s area of activity includes Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu, and Tyrnävä. The region is divided into five zones: A, B, C, D, and Lähi-zone which is located in Oulu’s immediate city centre. Ticket prices are determined by the number of zones and customer group. The services are funded mostly in shares by the member municipalities, and with state support. Approximately half of the revenue comes from ticket sales.

Oulu Regional Transport designs, organizes and supervises the public bus transportation activities bearing authoritative responsibility. We purchase the services from private transport companies.

Busline companies

Oulu Regional Transport’s partners are:

  • Koiviston Auto Oulu Oy: lines 1, 2, 2N, 3, 4, 4B, 4N, 5, 5N, 8, 9, 9B, 9K ja 9BK, 11, 14, 15, 15N, 18, 20, 20+, 20B, 20BH, 20N, 20K, 21, 21A, 22, 23, 23K, 23B, 25, 26, 26B, 26+, 28, 29, 29M ja 29T, 34, 35, 35N, 35B, 35BK, 35K, 48 and 58
  • Oubus Oy: lines 7, 10, 10+, 50, 51, 51B, 55, 63, 64, 64V and 64B as well as A, B, C and D
  • Revon turistiliikenne Oy: lines 19, 36, 38, 40, 40A, 40K, 40K+, 40+, 41, 41+, 41A, 41K, 41K+, 52, 52K, 52A, 53, 53A, 53R, 53R+, 54, 54B, 56, 56M, 56BK, 56K and 57

Starting from 3.6.2024, there will be four partners as Nobina Oy begins operations on lines 1, 2, 2N, 3, 5 and 5N.
Public transportation is split into service areas and a busline operator is chosen for each area through a bidding process.

Other transportation services in the area


Transportation between the city of Oulu and the municipality of Hailuoto on line 59 is organized by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Northern Ostrobothnia (ELY-centre). All Oulu Regional Transport tickets, fares and service prices apply to line 59. The temporary operator of the line is Oubus Oy until the end of 2023. From the beginning of 2024, the new operator of the busline 59 is Oulaisten liikenne.

Transport service for the elderly and disabled

The transport service for the elderly and the mobility-impaired is municipality-specific. The vehicles include seats of different heights and room for rolling walkers and wheelchairs. The drivers will help you to board and assist you in many other ways to make you travel smooth.

Read more from your municipality’s website. The links below will take you to web pages in Finnish.

Ii: Iikka-linja

Lumijoki: Palvelulinja Lumikko

Oulu: Palveluliikenne Onni

Tyrnävä: Palveluliikenne