Tampere constitutes the northernmost point of the triangle formed by Finland’s three major cities: Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. It is within easy reach: less than two hours by train or by car from both coastal cities and even more conveniently accessible by air, thanks to Tampere’s good flight connections. It is easy to come to Tampere from all over Finland – 2/3 of Finns live within 160 km radius of Tampere.
Tampere is located in Southern Finland some 170 km north-west of Helsinki, capital of the country. Both domestic and international travel connections to Tampere are excellent. The city is within easy reach by air, by land and in summer, even by water!
Tampere’s public transportation takes you where ever you want go within the city. Jump on a local bus and explore the city!
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Finnair and airBaltic are operating flights to Tampere all year-round from Stockholm, Arlanda, Helsinki-Vantaa and Riga, Latvia. Seasonal flight connections from Bremen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary are offered by low cost airline Ryanair. Additionally there are several charter flights operated by different carriers.
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located 17 kilometres from the city centre.
The city bus line number 1A operates between Terminal 1 and the city centre. The route goes past the Railway station, the east end of Hämeenkatu, Koskipuisto and the bus station. Bus lines to Tampere-Pirkkala airport.
There is a shuttle service between Tampere city centre and the airport. Shuttle service is available to passengers on Finnair, SAS and AirBaltic morning/night flights. Check the timetable and bus stops here.
For Ryanair flights, see the schedule here.
At the airport, there are also taxi ranks in front of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and a free phone for calling a taxi (from Terminal 1 also Airport Taxi) in case there are no taxis available. The trip to/from the centre costs approximately 30 euros, somewhat more on weekends and at night.
For the trip back to the airport, you can also book a special Airport Taxi (tel. +358 100 4131), which must be booked in good time before take-off and it should be mentioned that the booking is for Airport Taxi. The taxi collects people from the centre, and the fixed price is 19 euros/person. The Airport Taxi operates only to and from Terminal 1.
Some car rentals have a rental service also at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (terminal 1):
Tampere is easily accessible by train from all over Finland (1,5 h from Helsinki). You can catch the train from Helsinki airport to Tampere via Tikkurila station.
There are good connections all over the city from the Tampere railway station.
You can catch the local buses from Hämeenkatu (main street) and Rautatienkatu streets, and there’s also a taxi rank in front of the station building.
You can take a taxi from the railway station to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. There’s a bus for Ryanair flights, the transfer connection leaves in front of the station building. This transfer is operated by Tokeen Liikenne.
Tampere is within easy reach by bus, and the bus connections within the city are versatile.
The long-distance coaches operate from the Tampere bus station, address Hatanpään valtatie 5-7.
Also Onnibus operates from Tampere – you can find information about the routes and timetables from here.
The city bus line number 1A operates between the Airport (Terminal 1) and the city centre. The route goes past the Railway station, the east end of Hämeenkatu, Koskipuisto and the bus station.
Oy Matkahuolto Ab provides bus and coach services in Finland. Get updated information about how to get to Tampere by bus.
Tampere City Public Transport offers a good route network in Tampere and the surrounding cities. It’s possible to buy a day ticket for 24 hours or more. For more information about the tickets, timetables and routes visit the public transportation customer service at Frenckellinaukio 2 B, right next to Keskustori central square.
Several major urban development projects are under contruction in the city centre of Tampere. They will make our lives easier in time, but when moving around the city, please note, that construction work is currently affecting traffic.
The City of Tampere maintains information on recommended routes and parking arrangements in the city centre. Learn more: