How to get from Tampere airport to Helsinki?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 3:01 AM Last Post By: MrPeace
Apr 11, 2012 3:08 AM
Apr 11, 2012 5:17 AM
1Whau - Tampere is FAR from Helsinki - nearly 200 km.
The airports homepage: http://www.finavia.fi/airports/airport_tampere-pirkkala?pg=1091732 links (as usual) to the busschedule to town - and on Tamperes homepage www.tampere.fi there are links to long distance busses and to the train schedule. The train takes 2+ hours.
Personnaly I would always prefer a comfortable train over a bus. Trains in WEurope also tends to be much faster.
Apr 11, 2012 8:20 AM
2Yep, at 173-180km (depending on the temperature?) from Helsinki, it's strange that Ryanair don't have a bus connection from Tampere Airport to Helsinki, like in Paris Beauvais airport and Paris (80km) & Frankfurt Hahn airport and Frankfurt (120km)- unlike them to lose a potential monopoly on making money!
Edited by: IPHarri
Apr 11, 2012 8:26 AM
Apr 12, 2012 6:08 AM
Apr 12, 2012 6:19 AM
5I agree with Richiavo, I mean, why didn't you just spend all your money on an expensive flight direct to Helsinki?? I mean, who ever heard of backpackers on a modest budget trying to discover a country on their limited budgets! :-p
Apr 12, 2012 7:08 AM
6Why the sarcsim 6 OP has asked how to get to Helsinki from Tampere airport and has not mentioned backpacking around Finland, I tend to find that flying to another airport quite a distance away to save on flights is not always that cost effective. Not sure how much the bus is but the train is over €100 return.
Edited by: richiavo
Apr 13, 2012 10:32 PM
7the train is over €100 return.
That's not true. If you book early enough, you'll get a single ticket for a commuter train for 12,11 euros, for an InterCity 15,50 and for a Pendolino for 18,25. If you don't book in advance, you'll have to pay a double price. Even then the most expensive return ticket will cost 73 euros.
Apr 10, 2013 3:01 AM
Ive would recommend buss, you can get ticket around 18-23 euros from tampere to Helsinki. There is also trains going, but its a litle bit more expensive and it doesnt save you so much time. However, its possible to get cheap train tickets, but then you have to make a boooking at least 7 days before you are travelling. By bus, you will also see a litle bit more of the "true" finnish life:) Wish you a nice stay, and if yoy have any more questions, let me now:)
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