Tampere constitutes the northernmost point of the triangle formed by Finland’s three major cities: Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. 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!
Fly to Tampere
Tampere has direct flights to the city by airBaltic from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tallinn and Riga. Now you can also fly from Tampere to Gran Canaria and Tenerife as well as to Kittilä, Lapland. In the summer season you can also fly to Tampere from Malaga, Rhodes and Palma de Mallorca. Additionally, LYGG operates between Tampere and Stockholm.
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located 17 kilometres from the city centre. It’s easy to reach by public transport.
To Tampere by Train
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 to 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.
The city bus number 103 operates between the Airport and the city centre. You can also take a taxi from the railway station to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.
To Tampere by Bus
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 Onnibus website.
Matkahuolto provides bus and coach services in Finland. Get updated information about how to get to Tampere by bus from Matkahuolto website.
Getting around in Tampere
Tampere is a compact city with easy and quick access to main sights on foot. However, if you don’t feel like walking, Tampere public transportation takes you wherever you want go within the region. Check the bus, tram and local train timetables and route info on Nysse’s website.