Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, opened in 1979, is one of the busiest in Finland. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Europe.
Official Website: finavia.fi
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (open Mondays through Fridays between 3:00 am and 1:30 am, Saturdays from 3:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 4:30 am to 1:30 am) and Terminal 2 (open during flight hours), situated within walking distance from each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 230,000 passengers went through it during 2018.
Tel: +358 207 085 521.
The airport is located 17 km (10.4 miles) to the southwest of the city.See Map
Counters in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.
Avis/Budget (Tel +358 104 362 303 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday from 1:00 pm to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +358 403 062 832 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +358 205 552 400 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 1:30 am, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:30 am, Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Scandia Rent (Tel +358 3214 7147 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +358 201 122 530 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
You can find several options in the city centre, among them:
Scandic Eden Nokia (7.2 km/4.5 miles)
Hotelli Iisoppi (8.7 km/5.4 miles)
Kärppälän Rustholli (9.6 km/6 miles)
Varalan Urheiluopisto (10.7 km/6.6 miles)
Scandic Rosendahl (11.1 km/6.9 miles)
The airport has a letterbox and free Wi-Fi access. On the second floor of Terminal 1 there are meeting rooms.
Food and Drinks- There are coffee shops both before and after the security checkpoint of Terminal 1.
Shopping- Retailer selling newspapers, books, sweets and snacks in the boarding area.
Baggage- In case of lost luggage, contact the offices of the corresponding airline.
Bus - Line 1A from the public transport operates between the enclosure and the city centre, stopping at the train and bus stations, Hämeenkatu, Koskipuisto and Vatiala. The fare is €3.50 and the entire trip takes around 1 hour. It departs Mondays through Fridays between 4:40 am and 0:50 am, Saturdays from 5:42 am to 5:03 pm and Sundays from 4:56 am to 0:50 am. More information: Tel +358 356 564 700.
Tokeen Liikenne Oy (Tel +358 3335 2355) offers a direct service from the airport to the train station, with a cost of €6.00 and a journey time of 30 minutes. Buses leave according to flight arrivals hours.
Timetables and routes
Taxi - There are services available opposite the terminals during scheduled flight hours. The journey to downtown Tampere takes about 20 minutes. Companies operating at the enclosure are Taksi Tampere (Tel +358 100 4131) and Raumair (Tel +358 2822 5544).
There are three areas for short- and long-term parking. The first 20 minutes of stay are free and payment is made at machines located at the exit from each lot. Rates
P1 - Across from Terminal 1, with heated spaces and charging stations for electric vehicles.
P2 - Situated opposite Terminal 2.
P3 - Budget car park 300 meters away from Terminal 1.
Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs during their stay at the airport are advised to inform their airline or travel agency about their needs at least 48 hours in advance. Inside the enclosure there are accessible restrooms and reserved parking spaces.
Latest updates: February 19, 2019