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.

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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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Check the train connections here

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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.

Getting around

Tampere is a compact city, and everything is within walking distance. If you want to go outside the city centre you can use our tram and bus services or citybike.

Check the Tampere Tram website here.

Look for local bus connections here.