Welcome to Tampere!

Tampere is the largest inland city of the Nordic countries with a population of 200 000. Tampere was founded in 1779 on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids (one of Finland´s official national scenic areas) and it evolved into the most highly industrialized locality in Finland during the 19th century. Thanks to the new city planning, the former industrial areas such as Finlayson and Tampella are alive again: restaurants, shops, sport and fitness centres, Museum Centre Vapriikki and the Central Museum of Labour have found locations there.

Tampere is also a city of education and research on both national and international scale. There are two universities and numerous other institutions of education. Tampere is an important centre of Southern Finland when it comes to employment and education. It is also an outstanding centre for Finnish cultural life with its theatres and events focusing on music, literature, arts and architecture. Visit the Tampere City web pages.

Tampere-Pirkkala airport is served direct by four airlines: 

www.finnair.com, www.scandinavian.net, www.blue1.com, www.ryanair.com


From Tampere-Pirkkala airport the best way to reach the city centre is to take an Airport taxi, which will take travellers to all city hotels in Tampere city centre (not to Hotel Hermica). The fare is 10 € per person. The easiest way to reach Hervanta is to take a taxi, which costs about 25-30 € from Pirkkala to Hervanta and takes approximately 30 minutes. From the city centre to Hervanta taxi costs about 17 euros. Transport connections to/from Pirkkala-airport

From Helsinki-Vantaa airport, there is a direct bus connection to Tampere bus station. Buses leave at regular intervals at all hours. Please find an information desk at Helsinki-Vantaa airport and ask about getting to Tampere. A one-way ticket costs about 20 euros. Express bus time tables from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Tampere