It is possible to either fly in directly to Tampere, or to fly to the capital Helsinki, and cover the last strech of the journey by land. Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP) is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. There is a bus connection from airport to the centre (tickets can be bought from driver; see bus service site). The taxi fare is around 40 euros.
Tampere is located 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. The newly opened train line makes it possible to take a train from the airport to the Tikkurila station (travel time ~8 minutes) and then change to a IC/Pendolino train headed in the direction of Tampere. Travel time from Tikkurila station to Tampere is approximately 75 minutes, and from central Helsinki to Tampere approximately 90 minutes.
There is also a frequent and comfortable bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport (HEL) to the Tampere city center (duration: approx. 2,5 hours). There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes.