Welcome to Tampere


How to travel to Tampere

Fly to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

Tampere is easily reachable by air via Helsinki with Finnair, via Stockholm with Scandinavian Airlines SAS and via Riga with airBaltic. If Budapest suits for your traveling plan, Ryanair flies directly to Tampere from Budapest airport twice a week.

The official airline partner for Life 2021 is Finnair. For discounted event fares from Finnair, which offers convenient connections from many destinations around the world please enter the link: https://www.finnair.com/life2020

The only available destinations are Tampere and Helsinki, while your departure location can be any Finnair point of origin.

For other airlines, please check best flight connections for you directly from the airlines website: www.flysas.com , www.airbaltic.com and www.ryanair.com . The official name of Tampere’s airport is Tampere-Pirkkala and its airport code is TMP.

Airport is located approximately 17km away from the city center of Tampere. More information on the airport and its services is available at https://visittampere.fi/en/tampere-pirkkala-airport/ . Below you can find information for ground transportation to and from the airport.

Ground transportation to and from the airport

Business Tampere offers a FREE Airport Shuttle for delegates from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport to venue, hotels and back. Information on the timings and free reservation will be published later.

Taxi is available in front of Terminal 1 at the airport. Cost of taxi from airport to city center is approximately 35Eur/direction.

Public transportation: Tampere City bus (TKL) 1A operates the route from the airport terminal 1 (Stop:Lentoasema) to the city center (Stop: Koskipuisto D / Rautatieasema).

Price: 5.50€/oneway (zone A-C) is to be paid in cash to the driver or then you can purchase a mobile ticket with the Nysse Mobiili app.


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; see car-carrying ferry options below.

By Sea

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.

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.