Travel to Tampere:
The easiest way to travel to Tampere from abroad is first by plane to Helsinki Airport. There is an airport also in Tampere (Pirkkala), but they do not have many international flights and connected flights via Helsinki often take more time and are more expensive. Thus, we recommend to check both options but flying to Helsinki Airport is often more convenient.
From Helsinki Airport there are direct train and bus connections to Tampere. Bus to Tampere leaves in front of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and usually costs 27 euros one-way. The bus trip takes about 2 h 15 mins.
Train station is connected to the airport. From Helsinki Airport one takes first a Commuter train P to Tikkurila (distance about 8 mins), where one needs to change trains to Tampere (Pendolino, InterCity, regional trains). Train ticket prices vary but are usually around 21 euros one-way (Helsinki Airport – Tampere, including the commuter train to Tikkurila). Thus, a train should be a cheaper and faster option to Tampere than a bus! When returning from Tampere to Helsinki Airport, the connection from Tikkurila to Helsinki Airport is Commuter train I. The whole train trip takes about 1 h 30 mins to 2 hours.
There is a good chance for discounts if tickets are booked in advance:
Train tickets can be booked online: www.vr.fi
Bus tickets can be booked online: www.matkahuolto.fi
Tickets can also be purchased at train stations (ticket machines) or from a bus driver. Nota bene: in bus one can usually pay only in cash or with a Visa credit card!
Nota bene: If you wish to travel first to Helsinki city center, you need to take a train to Tampere from the central railway station (Helsinki). Long distance busses leave from bus station Kamppi (in Helsinki city center) and come to Tampere bus station.
From Helsinki city center, one can also look for (usually) cheaper bus connections by OnniBus: www.onnibus.com
Eurodoc members and delegates need to take care of their own plane/train/bus tickets and travel costs. Possible reimbursement of travel costs by Eurodoc will be handled after the event according to Eurodoc rules.
Eurodoc delegates and administration members will be provided accommodation at Dream Hostel. The rooms will be shared between 2 to 6 people. The hostel is clean, modern and with nice atmosphere. The hostel is located very close to both railway station and the conference venue, University of Tampere, Linna-building (see the map).
Breakfast will be included and served at the hostel.
Towels can be rented for the price of 2 euros at the hostel, or you can bring your own towel.
FUURT as the local organiser will take care of accommodation reservations, thus please inform us about the dates when you need accommodation. If you wish to stay somewhere else in Tampere during your stay, please inform the organiser (see contacts) and then reserve your accommodation independently!
For Eurodoc delegates and administration members, accommodation will be provided from Tuesday evening (April 17) until the end of the event on Saturday (April 21). For those who need and wish to stay in Tampere until Sunday, accommodation may be reserved at the same location in Dream Hostel. Eurodoc observers will also fit in at the same Dream Hostel. We will inform about accommodation costs for observers and extra nights closer to the event!
Dream Hostel website: www.dreamhostel.fi
Street address: Åkerlundinkatu 2, Tampere.
Accommodation for invited speakers (conference only) will be booked at the Scandic Tampere Station Hotel during the conference.
Travelling in Tampere:
In Tampere, everything in the city center is within walking distance! Thus, you won’t necessarily need to buy tickets for local transportation. However, since it is April, we recommend to take an umbrella or a raincoat with you.
Please see the map to have an idea of the different locations: