Travel Information

City of Tampere 

Tampere is located 175 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Tampere is easily accessible, and there are several ways to reach Tampere depending on your location and preference. 

Tampere is a city located in southern Finland, known for its beautiful lakes, charming neighbourhoods, and thriving cultural scene. With a population of approximately 240,000 people, it is the third largest city in Finland, and the largest inland city in the Nordic region. The larger Tampere region is home to over 400 000 people. For the history of Tampere and other information, please visit 

Tampere is a city of contrasts, where modern architecture meets historic industrial buildings. The city's industrial past is evident in its numerous museums and galleries, such as the Vapriikki Museum Centre, which showcases the city's history and culture. 

Tampere is also known for its vibrant cultural scene, with numerous festivals and events taking place throughout the year. 

In addition to the Tampere Hall, there are many other attractions in the city for congress visitors to enjoy. These include the Tampere Art Museum, the Lenin Museum, and the Pyynikki Observation Tower, which offers stunning views of the city and surrounding area. The Näsinneula Observation Tower is another great place to enjoy panoramic views of Tampere. 

In addition to its cultural attractions, Tampere is also a hub for education and research, with several universities and research institutions located in the city. The Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are both highly regarded institutions that attract students from all over the world. 

Tampere also has a vibrant nightlife scene, with many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to choose from.

You can check the weather forecast for Tampere on the website of the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Directly to Tampere-Pirkkala 

Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located 20 minutes from Tampere city centre. The airport hosts one of airBaltic’s four bases, and the airline offers direct flights from Riga, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Munich, Rhodes, and Malaga (as of 2023). 

From Tampere-Pirkkala airport there are good connections to Tampere city centre. The trip takes approx. 15–20 minutes by taxi, and approx. 30–40 minutes by bus. For local bus connections from Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the city centre, please see and Tampere-Pirkkala airport for more info

Travel via Helsinki 

There are good flight connections to Finland from all parts of the world. Several international airlines offer regular flights to Helsinki. From Helsinki Airport you can travel to Tampere either by train via Tikkurila station in 1.5–2,5 hours, or by bus directly from the airport in 2,5 hours.

Travelling by train

Commuter train lines I and P travel every ten minutes in opposite directions on a ring route between the airport station, located under the airport terminal, and Helsinki Central railway station The P-train takes you from the airport to Tikkurila station in eight minutes. 

From Tikkurila station you can travel to Tampere either by an express train (InterCity or Pendolino) or a slower commuter train. Tampere trains leave the station at intervals of about 30 to 60 min.

Train ticket from Helsinki airport to Tampere can be purchased either online or from the VR (State Railways) ticket vending machine at the station platform. Note that there are separate ticket machines for local traffic and express trains.

Due to dynamic pricing, express train tickets are cheaper the earlier you buy them. If the ticket is purchased just before the train departs, it usually costs up to around €30, but there is no upper limit, and it can be more expensive during rush hours.

If you accidentally board the I-train from the airport, continue all the way to the main railway station and get on the Tampere train from there.

Travelling by bus

Buses to Tampere leave just outside the airport arrivals terminal. Please click here for the bus timetable search. The airport is called Helsinki-Vantaa. 

Railway and bus stations in Tampere are located in the city center within a walking distance from Tampere hall and the main hotels.

Locations of the railway and bus station, Tampere Hall and hotels on the map (pdf). 

By Ferry: If you are coming from Sweden or Estonia, you can take a ferry to Helsinki (or Turku) and then travel to Tampere by train or bus. Please see: or

Image: Visit Tampere / Laura Vanzo

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