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!
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Direct flights to Tampere
Tampere is easily accessible. Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located only 20 minutes from the centre of Tampere. Since the airport is small and efficient, travellers can be at their hotel 30 minutes after landing. Accordingly, check-in times are short and travellers need to be there only 45-60 minutes prior to the flight.
You can reach Tampere by flying via Helsinki with Finnair (One World), via Stockholm with SAS, the Scandinavian Airlines System (Star Alliance) or via Riga with airBaltic.
Taking a local bus from Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the city centre costs 5 €. Tickets can be bought from the driver. You can also take a taxi from outside the terminal. A taxi fare is likely to be upwards from 30 €.
Flights via Helsinki
There are over 150 direct flights daily from all over the world to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki Airport is served especially well from Asian and European destinations. Finnair (One World Alliance) has direct flights to Helsinki from all major cities in Europe, as well as from a number of cities in Asia and the United States.
From Helsinki, there are a number of daily connecting flights to Tampere. Flight time is only 25 minutes. Fast pendolino trains offer a very convenient means of transportation, taking passengers from Tikkurila station to Tampere in just over 1 hour. There is a direct train from Helsinki Airport to Tikkurila train station. Full priced tickets from Helsinki Airport to Tampere cost approximately 20 – 25 €. You can check available train connections here. Besides the train connections, there are very good long-distance bus connections from Helsinki Airport to Tampere.
By Train and Car
Trains run daily between Helsinki and Russia (St. Petersburg 3,5 hours, Moscow 13,5 hours). Finland is easily accessible by car from Eastern and Central Europe.
Finland is also easily reached by sea from Tallinn, Estonia (2-3 hours), Stockholm, Sweden (overnight) and Travemünde/Lübeck, Germany (27 hours). There are also daily ferries between Turku and Stockholm (10-12 hours); direct trains from Port of Turku to Tampere take around two hours. There are good bus connections to Tampere directly from the ferry terminals.
Find out about the attractions, tours, shopping, design, museums and events in Tampere during your stay on Visit Tampere website!