• NEXT EDITION
  • 23-27 OCT 2019
  • Tampere, Finland

Getting There And Around

Tampere has an international airport which is just a 16 km ride form the city centre and the WOMEX venues.

  • Business Tampere offers a FREE Airport Shuttle for delegates from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport to Tampere Hall, hotels and back. Click here for details, timings and free reservation.
  • Local Buses from the airport to the city centre run every 20 min, cost only €3 and takes approximately 40 minutes.
  • If you are in a hurry a cab will cost you €30-40 and take 20 min only.
  • Or rent a car at the airport (European/international driver's license).

How to travel to WOMEX 19, how to get around and where to stay:

Tampere – Pirkkala Airport, located 16 km from Tampere city centre, can be reached directly from Helsinki with Finnair, Stockholm, Sweden with SAS, and Riga, Latvia with airBaltic.

The WOMEX Tampere 2019 airline partner Finnair offers convenient connections from many destinations around the world:

Get special prices on Finnair

Helsinki Airport, Finland’s international air travel centre, is a two-hour drive away from Tampere. Fly time from Helsinki to Tampere is only 25 minutes. There are over 150 direct flights daily from all over the world to Helsinki. The airport is served especially well from Asian and European destinations. Trains and buses between Helsinki Airport and Tampere run frequently.

The WOMEX Tampere 2019 airline partner Finnair offers convenient connections from many destinations around the world:

Get special prices on Finnair

Travelling to Tampere by train from Helsinki Airport

Trains between Helsinki and Tampere run every hour. We recommend you take a train to Tampere from Helsinki Airport, there is no need to go via Helsinki Central Railway Station. Travel time is between 1.5 and 2 hours. Train tickets are available online or at Helsinki Airport. Tampere railway station is located within walking distance from most hotels in Tampere.

Travelling to Tampere by bus from Helsinki Airport

Buses between Helsinki Airport and Tampere run almost every hour. Travel time by bus is ca. 2 hours and 30 minutes. The bus stops are located right outside the flight terminals. A map can be found here
Bus tickets can be purchased online here. You can also buy your ticket from the bus driver, please note that all payment methods may not be accepted.
Tampere bus station is located within walking distance from most hotels in Tampere.
As all WOMEX venues and most hotels are located within a convenient walking distance from each other, there will generally be no need for transportation within Tampere.
For more information on how to get to Tampere, please see https://visittampere.fi/en/info/transportation/
Watch: From Helsinki Airport To Tampere

From Tampere-Pirkkala airport, bus 1A goes to the Tampere bus and train stations and beyond. All local bus information can be found on Tampere City Public Transport website: www.joukkoliikenne.tampere.fi/en.

Tampere city centre is compact, all venues are within a short walking distance from each other, the city centre and most hotels. Walking is often faster than taking a bus or a taxi. The railway station (Rautatieasema) and Tampere Hall (Tampere-talo) bus stops are near the venues.

FREE Airport Shuttle - Thanks to our friends at Business Tampere, they have organized free shuttle transportation for you from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport to the Tampere Hall and hotels in the city centrum and back. For details on timings and free reservation, visit this link.

Tampere Hall (WOMEX daytime venue for the Trade Fair, Conference, Showcases and Films) is easy to reach. Perfect location in the centre of Tampere, just 500 metres from the bus station and railway station. Most of the hotels in Tampere are located within 2–15 minutes’ walk from Tampere Hall.

Find out more about how to arrive at Tampere Hall, parking, the cloakroom and a site map on the Tampere Hall Arrival Page.

Accommodation

Hotels For Delegates

Tampere offers a wide array of accommodation options in several price ranges within a convenient walking distance from WOMEX 19 main venue Tampere Hall.

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Other Accommodation Options

You can also find hotels on various booking sites online. If hotels maybe aren't your thing, Tampere has many other accommodation options, including hostels and AirBnB.

Venues & Location

Find out more about Tampere and the WOMEX 19 venues.

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