Tampere is a rapidly developing and growing city located between two great lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. It is the third largest city in Finland and the heart of Finnish industry. Almost every sixth resident of Tampere is a student of one of the three universities: Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University of Technology. That makes the city very dynamic, liberal and forward-looking.
Tampere being a city of knowledge and fresh ideas attracts investors and companies as well as generates new business activities and jobs. Alongside with that, there is also a rich cultural life: numerous international festivals, theatres, concert venues and museums. And besides all, Tampere is considered to be a sauna capital of Finland, with over 20 public saunas and Rajaportti – the oldest public sauna in Finland. Come and experience Tampere!
How to get to Tampere
From Helsinki Vantaa Airport
Train from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to Tampere (goes with 1 transfer, via Tikkurila). Travel time 1.30 – 1.50 hours. Basic ticket price 21 euros (cheaper to buy in advance). Buy from www.vr.fi or from a ticket machine at the station.
Bus from Helsinki Vantaa Terminal 2 to Tampere bus station. Travel time about 2 hours 30 minutes. Price up to 27 euros (online discounts available). Buy from www.matkahuolto.fi or from the bus driver.
From Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
Bus. Bus number 1A runs between Terminal 1 of the airport and Lentola, east of Tampere. The journey time is 32 minutes to the center (bus stops Koskipuisto H or Koskipuisto D) and 34 minutes to the main railway station of Tampere (Rautatieasema). The bus schedule can be checked on www.nysse.fi
Taxi. The journey to the city center takes 20 minutes and costs about 40 euros. It is possible to book a trip in advance on www.airmundo.taxitender.com . This booking platform compares prices and provides an affordable and reliable transfer. The driver meets you inside the airport, all rates are inclusive and cancellation is free.
How to get to Mediapolis
Take bus 8 or 17 from the center and get off at Mediapolis bus stop. Schedule can be checked in the Nysse routeplanner at www.nysse.fi