How to come to Tampere
Tampere is a city of 228 000 inhabitants, the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.
Tampere lies some 175 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
There are direct flights to Tampere Pirkkala airport, which is 16 km from the city centre. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Finnair and AirBaltic are operating flights to Tampere all year-round from Stockholm, Helsinki and Riga. Seasonal flight connections from Bremen and Budapest are offered by low cost airline Ryanair.
The city bus line number 1A operates between Terminal 1 and the Tampere city centre.
To Helsinki-Vantaa airport there are direct flights from most major European cities, as well as from New York, Chicago and Miami, and from several cities in Japan, China and Thailand, as well as from Soul, Singapore and Hongkong.
From Helsinki airport, you can continue to Tampere by bus departing from in front of the terminal. Buses run from Helsinki Airport to Tampere approximately every hour, and the journey takes about two hours.
You can also take a train from Helsinki airport to Tikkurila and change there to a long-distance train which takes you straight to Tampere. Trains from Tikkurila to Tampere are relatively frequent between 5 am and 11 pm (1−2 trains per hour). Journey time by train from Helsinki airport is approximately 90-120 minutes depending on the train.
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