Travel & Accommodation
Information on how to get to Tampere and where to stay.
Tampere has an international airport which is just a 16 km ride form the city centre and the WOMEX venues.
Before you book individually, check tourist packages in your home country.
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.
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.
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/
The WOMEX team approaches all selected Showcases regarding accommmodation for artists and crew, our local partners are currently working on options for them.
Please watch out for dubious services call ups or misleading letters from fraudulent expo companies, offering hotel services or tricking you into payment for directory services. This is a fraud!