Tampere is well connected and really easy to reach. There are frequent direct flights each day from Copenhagen, Stockholm, Riga, London/Stansted, Frankfurt/Hahn, Bremen, Edinburgh, Milan/Bergamo, Kaunas and Malaga to the Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport. It is also possible to fly to Tampere via Helsinki.
Tampere Airport is located at Pirkkala, 17 kilometres southwest from the city centre. A taxi to/from the centre costs approximately 30 euros, somewhat more on weekends and at night. Bus journey to from the city centre takes approx. 40 minutes and costs 4,40e/one way.
By bus or train from Helsinki airport
There is a direct and inexpensive bus connection to Tampere from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Buses leave at regular intervals at all hours.
You can also catch the fast Pendolino train from Tikkurila train station to Tampere. The journey only takes 1 hour 10 min. There is a shuttle bus from Helsinki airport to Tikkurila train station.
Tampere has a wide variety of accommodation available, from modern first-class hotels to comfortable hostels. The majority of hotels are located in the city centre, within walking distance of conference venue.
A number of rooms have been reserved for the conference in the following five hotels and hostels. To secure accommodation of your choice, you should register as early as possible.
- Sokos Hotel Ilves
A classy hotel located at the bank of Tammerkoski, in the heart of town, close to all services and the lively cultural life and night life. The hotel also comprises 5 different restaurants and a night club. Please make your reservation by 15.8.2012 by using the reservation code ECPR2012, to firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. +358-(0)20 1234 631) or by calling Sokos Hotels sales (+358 (0)20 1234 600); 114 EUR/single standard room; 134 EUR/double standard room; 134 EUR/single superior room; 154 EUR/double superior room. More information: http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/
- Sokos Hotel Villa
A cosy four-star hotel, centrally located only a few hundred meters from the conference venue. The hotel, which used to house grain storehouse, has been completely renovated and opened again in July 2011. Please make your reservation by 15.8.2012 by using the reservation code ECPR2012, to email@example.com (Tel +358 (0)20 1234 633) or by calling Sokos Hotels sales (+358 (0)20 1234 600); 114 EUR/single standard room; 134 EUR/double standard room; 134 EUR/single superior room; 154 EUR/double superior room. More information: http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/
- Scandic Station
A new, modern hotel at a prime location (to be opened in summer 2012). Please make your reservation by 12.7.2012 by using the reservation code ECPR120912, to firstname.lastname@example.org (or Tel: +358 3 339 8000); 149 €/single room, 169 €/double room. More information http://www.scandichotels.com
- Cumulus Rautatienkatu
A comfortable new hotel located in the heart of the city near the shopping area; please make your reservation by 2.8.2012, with the code ECPR2012, tel. 03-2424120 (open 8.00-17.00 Finnish time) or by e-mail email@example.com, 109e/single room; 124e/double room
- Hostel Sofia
A comfortable budget accommodation in the centre of Tampere. Please make your reservation by 12.8.2012 by using the reservation code ECPR. More information and reservations: http://www.hostelsofia.fi/en/
Other accomodation options:
- Scandic Tampere City
A modern business hotel located on the main street opposite the railway station. More information and reservations http://www.scandichotels.com
- Sokos Hotel Tammer
A hotel full of tradition, where old and new unite in an interesting fashion. The hotel and its’ restaurant, the Tammer, have a unique 1920s milieu. More information and reservations: http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/
- Holiday Inn Tampere
A first-class business hotel located only a few hundred meters from the conference venue. More information and reservations: http://finland.holidayinn.com/holidayinn!/en_GB/
- Hotel Victoria
Comfortable accommodation at a very competitive price. Located close to the conference venue. More information and reservations: http://www.hotellivictoria.fi/english/index.html
- Omena Hotels
A new no-frills hotel chain, which offers high-class accommodation at a significantly lower rate than the general price level. At Omena, there’s no need to pay for services you don’t require. There are two hotel options:Tampere I (closer to the conference venue) and Tampere II. More information and reservations: http://www.omenahotels.com/