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There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki to Tampere by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Tampere R / ...

€20 - €29

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Tampere C3

€6 - €35

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Night train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Helsinki to Tampere 265 / ...

€20 - €29

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Tampere 177.3 km

€20 - €30

Fly  •  3h

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Tampere (TMP) HEL - TMP

€64 - €175

Helsinki to Tampere by train

The train journey time between Helsinki and Tampere is around 1h 53m and covers a distance of around 183 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 34m. Services are operated by Finnish Railways (VR). Typically 296 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 53m
Fastest train time:
1h 34m
Trains per week:
296
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:03
Last train departs at:
23:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Helsinki to Tampere train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Helsinki → Tampere
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COVID-19 help in Finland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0295 535 535

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Finland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tampere is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tampere is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Tampere is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Tampere is to night train which costs €20 - €29 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Tampere is to drive which costs €20 - €30 and takes 1h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Tampere. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Tampere. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 11m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Tampere is 160 km. The road distance is 177.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Tampere without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs €20 - €29.

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The train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Helsinki to Tampere bus services, operated by Onni Bus, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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Helsinki to Tampere train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Tampere is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs €20 - €29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €6 - €35 and takes 2h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €180 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Tampere.
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  • Distance: 160.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 11m

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Tampere, Finland?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Tampere hourly. Tickets cost €20 - €29 and the journey takes 2h 11m. Alternatively, Onni Bus operates a bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Tampere 5 times a day. Tickets cost €6 - €9 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Tampere
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Train operators
Bus operators
Paunu Express Bus
Phone
020 764 94 00
Email
etunimi.sukunimi@paunu.fi
Website
paunu.fi
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi to Tampere
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €32
Website
Väinö Paunu Oy
Valkeakosken Liikenne Oy
Phone
(03) 5842 683
Website
valkeakoskenliikenne.fi
Bus from Helsinki Eliel Square to Tampere
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €29
Website
Valkeakosken Liikenne Oy

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Tampere Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Helsinki to Tampere bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Tampere station.

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Helsinki to Tampere train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Tampere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Tampere is 177 km. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Helsinki to Tampere.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Tampere Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Tampere. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €2 - €10.

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