How to Reach Tampere


  • By Air: All flights to Tampere land at Tampere-Pirkkala airport. From the airport, get onto Tampere Public Transport Bus Line 1 to get to the City. Alternatively, you may hire a cab.
  • By Rail: Tampere is well connected to neighbouring cities and further by National railroad company – VR. If travelling to Tampere via Helsinki, then the best way to reach the City is to take a bus ride to Tikkurila station and board the train to Tampere.
  • By Bus: Two service operators – ExpressBus and Onnibus – have regular and frequent service to and from Tampere. Tickets booked online may be a bit cheaper rather than the one bought from the diver directly once on board.


  • By Car: Hiring a cab and driving around is one of the best ways to explore the City. A lot of international and local rental agencies have offices in Tampere giving tourists a lot of choice to choose from. Be mindful of the fact that City has quite a one way streets and roads get slippery during winters due to ice. Legal driving age in Tampere is 18.
  • By Bus: City is well connected by its extensive bus network. When traveling by bus, buying a Tampere Tourist Card is the best thing you could do. You may buy Tourist Card at railway station, bus station or from the City transportation office at Frenckellin Aukio 2 B.
  • By Cab: The City has no private cab companies and runs only on national taxi service. Although a bit expensive, hiring a cab is one of the fastest and safest way to get around in the City.
  • On Foot: Downtown can best be explored on foot. Or you may hire a bike to get around – although the City doesn’t have many bike lanes and use of bikes may be limited.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Tampere. The most preferred mode of transport in Tampere is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 8 km Average time: 34.46 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 61.54%
    Bus 27.5 min Waiting 5.75 min Walking 4.5 min Overall average time for 9.94 kms 37.75 min
  • Bike 7.69%
    Bike 30 min Overall average time for 10 kms 30 min
  • Walking 23.08%
    Walking 33.33 min Bike 1.33 min Overall average time for 2.83 kms 34.67 min
  • Car 7.69%
    Driving 12 min Overall average time for 6 kms 12 min
Route Distance Time
Ylöjärvi to Tampere 19.01 km 19 mins
Huhmari to Tampere 138.53 km 2 hours 18 mins
Espoo to Tampere 164.46 km 2 hours 44 mins
Helsinki to Tampere 187.6 km 3 hours 7 mins
Kaarina to Tampere 189.13 km 3 hours 9 mins
Turku to Tampere 197.32 km 3 hours 17 mins
Jyväskylä to Tampere 232.63 km 3 hours 52 mins
Tallinn to Tampere 236.17 km 3 hours 56 mins
Rauma to Tampere 253.36 km 4 hours 13 mins
Vaasa to Tampere 289.12 km 4 hours 49 mins
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