How to travel to Tampere
Arrival to Helsinki International Airport
Helsinki International Airport
Arrival by Bus:
Helsinki International Airport is a relatively small airport and it is easy to get to Tampere from there: busses depart hourly just outside the airport. The trip takes approximately from two and a half to three hours.
When arriving to the Terminal 1 in Helsinki International Airport, busses for Tampere depart from Bay 5. If you arrive to Terminal 2, the busses depart from Bay 13-14. There are signs in both terminals and if you have any uncertainties, you can ask for guidance from the Info.
The bus tickets are purchased directly from the driver when boarding. You can make the payment with either cash or a credit card. One way ticket from Helsinki to Tampere costs 27 euros (no student discounts apply). The busses arrive to the Tampere bus station, which is located relatively closer to the Scandic Hotel and the University of Tampere (see map on page 7).
Arrival by Train:
When arriving to Helsinki International Airport, you can also take the Commuter or Intercity trains to Tampere. After arriving to Terminal 1 or 2, take train P from the airport to Tikkurila (lasts around 10 minutes). As soon as you arrive, check on the board which track your train will arrive to, then walk towards that track because the transfer time is not usually long.
From Tikkurila take either the InterCity or the Pendolino trains and come to Tampere. The journey takes two or three hours the most. The ticket prices vary, however, when buying, choose ‘Student’ and you will see the student discount prices (usually from 7 to 15 euros). Your ticket an student card will be checked on the train.
You can buy the tickets from here.
Arrival to Tampere Airport
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located about 17 kilometers from Tampere city center. The journey to the city center takes about 40 minutes by bus and the best stop is at the bus station.
There is a bus connection between Tampere city center and the airport (bus no 103). Schedules are available on Tampere public transport website. Please note, that the buses will not accept cash payments after June 5, 2022.
Taxis are on call at the taxi stand in front of the airport in accordance with flight schedules. Taxi to the city of Tampere costs around 30 to 40 euros and the trip takes about 20 minutes.
For local transport, please download the Nysse App from either Play Market or Apple Store.
More information here: Nysse App
Please have a look at Visit Tampere website to find out about attractions, tours, shopping, design, museums and events in Tampere during your stay.
YouTube video on 5 Reasons to Visit Tampere in Finland
You can check the weather forecast for Tampere here.