Travel and Venue

How to reach Tampere

SAS, airBaltic and Ryanair have some direct flights to Tampere airport from Stockholm (SAS), Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga, Frankfurt, Munich, Malaga, and London/Stansted (Ryanair). Take a bus or taxi to downtown Tampere (about 16 km). In the bus you can pay by a credit card with NFC (one passenger per card) or a mobile app (4,50 EUR per travel for zones A-B-C). Using cash in buses in Tampere ends for good on June 5. Taxis in Finland accept credit cards and cash Euros.

You can also fly to Helsinki airport and take a train (under the terminal) to Tampere. You can buy a train ticket to Tampere (a mobile ticket from for the whole trip before entering the train) but you have to change train at Tikkurila station (from the local train to long distance). The travel time by train is 1,5 – 2 hours. There are a few direct buses between Helsinki airport and Tampere, too. Also renting a car and driving to Tampere is an option (driving time about 2 hours).

You can also reach Finland by ferries from Tallinn (to Helsinki), Stockholm (to Turku or Helsinki) and Umeå (to Vaasa) and continue by train or bus – or take your car on the ferry and keep driving after crossing the sea.

If you come by car, Finnpark Technopolis Yliopistonrinne (Ratapihankatu 51, Tampere) is the nearest parking hall. There are a few others in the surroundings, too.

See information about accommodation here.


The conference is organized within the bold and brand new Nokia Arena, in “Paidia” space of Tampere University there. Enter from the bridge over the railway (on street Vuolteenkatu / Kalevantie) through Entrance A, take the elevator on the right (or escalator on the left, if it is open) to level 3 and turn left to enter Paidia.

The Arena (image source: