Travel and Accommodation

Tampere is a state of mind. It is something that resides within all of us and is deeply rooted in the ridges of the landscape. Here, by the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids, ideas have always been born. They have turned into lines of work  – and even entire communities. Whenever a set of machines has fallen silent, new thoughts have soon filled that space. Rolls of cloth have changed into lines of code and unforgettable experiences.

A promise of things to come has been planted into the rough brick walls and the rows of windows rise ever higher. The city skyline may change, but you can always find that familiar feeling in Tampere.

This is home.

How to find us

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.

More information on Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

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.

More information on Helsinki Airport

Check the train connections here

Check the bus connections here

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.

Accommodation

Hotels nearby

Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City, Yliopistonkatu 57, 33100 Tampere
For 15 % discount of the price of the day, use the code “T2628” in the Special Rates section on the Corporate/Promo/Set field on the website.
Distance from the venue: 100 m / 2 minutes walking

Lapland Hotels Tampere, Yliopistonkatu 44, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: tampere@laplandhotels.com, tel. +358 3 383 0000
For 15 % discount of the price of the day, use the booking code “01556684”
on the website.
Distance from the venue: 250 m / 3 minutes walking

Lapland Hotels Arena, Ratapihankatu 54, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: arena@laplandhotels.com, tel. +358 3 383 0500
For 15 % discount from best flexible rate use the booking code “01556684”
on the website.
Distance from the venue: 500 m / 6 minutes walking

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere, Ratapihankatu 43, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: torni.tampere@sokoshotels.fi, tel. +358 20 1234 634
Distance from the venue: 450 m / 6 minutes walking

Original Sokos Hotel Villa Tampere, Sumeliuksenkatu 14, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: villa.tampere@sokoshotels.fi, tel. +358 20 1234 633
Distance from the venue: 250 m / 3 minutes walking

Original Sokos Hotel Ilves Tampere, Hatanpään valtatie 1, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: Ilves.tampere@sokoshotels.fi, tel. +358 20 1234 631
Distance from the venue: 800 m / 12 minutes walking

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer,  Satakunnankatu 13, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: info.tampere@radissonblu.com
Distance from the venue: 1,4 km / 20 minutes walking (also bus connections available)

Hotel Scandic Tampere Station, Ratapihankatu 37, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: tamperestation@scandichotels.com, tel. +358 3 339 8000
Distance from the venue: 700 m / 10 minutes walking

Hotel Scandic Tampere City, Hämeenkatu 1, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: tamperecity@scandichotels.com, tel. +358 3 244 6111
Distance from the venue: 800 m / 12 minutes walking

Hotel Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto, Koskikatu 5, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: koskipuisto@scandichotels.com, tel. +358 3 4108 1626
Distance from the venue: 1 km / 15 minutes walking

Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto, Hämeenpuisto 47, 33200 Tampere
e-mail: hameenpuisto@scandichotels.com, tel. +358 3 41081628
Distance from the venue: 1,9 km / 25 minutes walking (also bus connections available)

Holiday Inn Tampere – Central Station, Rautatienkatu 21, 33100 Tampere
e-mail: hotel@holidayinntampere.fi, tel. +358 323 922 000
Distance from the venue: 1 km / 15 minutes walking

Holiday Club Tampereen Kylpylä, Lapinniemenranta 12, 33180 Tampere
e-mail: hotellimyynti.tampere@holidayclub.fi, tel. +358 30 68 70 000
Distance from the venue: 2,3 km / 30 minutes walking (also bus connections available)

For more affordable accommodation, please check these options

Dream Hostel & Hotel, Åkerlundinkatu 2, 33100 Tampere
email: info@dreamhostel.fi, tel. +358 45 2360 517
for 10 % discount, please mention the code “Tampere University”
Distance from the venue: 100 m / 2 minutes walking

Omena Hotel, Hämeenkatu 7, 33100 Tampere
A hotel located in the city centre offering rooms in a budget price. Online booking and check-in.
Distance from the venue: 1 km / 15 minutes walking’

Forenom Aparthotel Tampere Kauppakatu, Kauppakatu 4, 33200 Tampere
Online booking at www.forenom.com
For 15 % discount, please use the code “TUNI15”
Distance from the venue: 1,7 km / 20 minutes walking (also bus and connections available)

Forenom Aparthotel Tampere Kaleva, Sarvijaakonkatu 24, 33540 Tampere
Online booking at www.forenom.com
For 15 % discount, please use the code “TUNI15”
Distance from the venue: 2,0 km / 24 minutes walking (also bus and tram connections available)

Check hotels in Tampere at Visit Tampere website.

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.

Things to do

Tampere offers a number of things for you to do. The best place to explore these is via the Visit Tampere webpages.

Download the Tampere app for things to see and do 

The Tampere.Finland application includes guided tours, local bus and tram routes and timetables, the Tampere event calendar, as well as the Tampere Pass discount application (Tampere Tunnetuksi Passi).

The application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

More information on the Tampere Pass

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