Tampere is easily reachable by air via Helsinki with Finnair and via Stockholm with Scandinavian Airlines. During summer season (until end of October) there are also direct flights from Bremen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary with Ryanair.
Please check best flight connection for you directly from the airlines website: www.finnair.com, www.flysas.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 and it’s easily reached also from west and north arrivals as it’s ideal with transportation connections from all directions. Closer information for airport is available at www.airrport.fi/en/passengers/ . Below you can find information for ground transportation to the airport.
Public transportation: Tampere City bus with route number 1A operates to the airport from the city center. The bus leaves from Tampere Railway station and at the airport in the front of Terminal 1. Price: 3€/oneway, cash only.
To Ryanair flights, according flight schedules, airport bus by Tokeen Liikenne Oy operates between Tampere Railway station and Terminal 2. Return bus from the airport departs after flight arrival, estimated schedules given. We recommend you to check the schedule two (2) days before departure from companys website. Price: 6Eur/oneway, cash only.
Taxi: Taxi station in front of Terminal 1.
Airport Taxi: Tampereen Aluetaksi offers Airport Taxi service from Tampere city center to Airport and vice versa. Price is 19Eur per person including one normal size baggage.
Driving: Driving to the airport with your own car is easy. Finavia parking areas are located in front of both terminals. Parking area for people with disabilities are located in immediate vicininity of terminals and are specifically designated. Pirkkala Airport Parking – parking area is located next to general aviation (”Yleisilmailu”) area at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Address: Varikontie 30. Parking fees and more information: Finavia and Pirkkala Airport Parking
Train from Helsinki-Vantaa to Tampere:
P-train from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport offers a direct connection to Tampere city railway station, with a change of trains in Tikkurila. Tickets and schedule can be found on the VR website (From: Helsinki Airport, To: Tampere). The schedule for the P-Train only can be seen via this link: aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/linjat/en/jP.html. The specific P-Train tickets can also be purchased from ticket machines near the platforms, and tickets for the connecting train from Tikkurila to Tampere can be bought from railway station ticket machines or service desks.
Train from Tampere to Helsinki-Vantaa:
From Tampere railway station there is a direct connection to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with a change of trains in Tikkurila for the I-Train. Tickets for the I-Train can be purchased on the VR website.The I-Train schedule can be found here aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/linjat/en/jP.html.
Bus: There are several bus companies operating the route from Helsinki-Vantaa to Tampere and vice versa.
Direct route: ExpressBus offers a regular direct bus route between Helsinki-Vantaa terminals 1 & 2 and Tampere bus station.
With connections: OnniBus operates between Helsinki city center (Kamppi) and Tampere (bus station/Kaleva). There is an option of a short walk or a metro connection from Kamppi to Helsinki railway station where the I and P trains arrive and depart. Schedules for different routes inside Helsinki area can be found at: www.reittiopas.fi.