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Flying to Tampere

Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located only 15 minutes from Tampere city centre. Since the airport is small and efficient, travellers can be at their hotel 30 minutes after landing.

The airport hosts one of airBaltic’s four bases, and the airline offers direct flights from Riga, Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Rhodes and Malaga. SAS has direct flights from Stockholm, Finnair from Helsinki, and Ryanair from London Stansted.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located 17 kilometres from the city centre. It’s easy to reach by public transport. Bus 103 is a fast connection to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

The bus line 103 runs daily to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In the center of Tampere the route passes through train station and bus station. More information on public transport from the airport

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Flying to Helsinki

Helsinki Airport is Finland’s international air travel hub; over 150 direct flights from all over the world land daily in Helsinki. The airport is served especially well from Asian and European cities. Trains and buses between Helsinki Airport and Tampere run frequently. Helsinki Airport is a two-hour drive away from Tampere.

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Travelling to Tampere by land and sea

International travel options to Helsinki, Finland include ferries 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). Buses and trains from Helsinki to Tampere take under two hours.

The easiest way to get to Finland without flying is by taking a train from central Europe to Stockholm via Copenhagen. From Stockholm the journey continues to Turku, Finland by ferry. Direct trains from Port of Turku to Tampere take around two hours. The overnight ferry from Stockholm to Turku operated by Viking Line’s Viking Grace runs on completely sulphur-free liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ship’s rotor sail saves fuel and reduces Emissions.

Travellng by train to Tampere

Tampere is easily accessible by train from all over Finland (1,5 h from Helsinki). You can catch the train from Helsinki airport to Tikkurila station where you change trains to come to Tampere.
Trains to Tampere are availble from Turku port. You do not have to make any changes.
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.
More information on tickets, timetables and routesCheck the train connections here

Travellng by bus to Tampere

Tampere is well connected to both Helsinki Airport and Turku port by regular bus services.
The long-distance buses operate to and from the Tampere bus station, address Hatanpään valtatie 5-7.
Long distance buses to Tampere are directly available from Helsinki Airport & Turku ferry port
More information on buses to Tampere, tickets, routes and timetablesCheck the bus connections here