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Tampere Pirkkala Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tampere Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Just be aware the Ryanair terminal & the terminal for real airlines closes after the last flight of the day has come in. – a traveller

TMP Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Tampere – Pirkkala Airport.

What to Expect

tampere airport guideTampere Airport (code: TMP) has two terminals, located separately: Terminal 1 handles traditional airlines and Terminal 2 serves low-cost carriers. Both terminals have basic eating options. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Due to limited operating hours, overnight stays are no possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tampere Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tampere Airport does not appeal to you, the nearest hotels are in Tampere city center, about 15 mins northeast of the airport.

  • Mango Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Scandic Rosendhal – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotelli Ville – (16 minutes from the airport) This hotel does not have a shuttle, but you can take Bus number 1 to Tampere- Pirkkala Airport from bus stop number 2506 (Hatanpään valtatie), at the opposite street corner from the hotel.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tampere Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tampere Airport. Connect to the “Free Wi-Fi for you by Finavia” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal 1, Landside in Arrivals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a shop which is included in the Cafe.

Food & Drinks – There are food/beverage concessions located landside and airside in Terminals 1 and 2. None are open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: available in the terminal, landside.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is opening during the following times:

Terminal 1 – 3:00AM – 1:30AM (Mon-Fri) • 3:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • 4:30AM – 1:30AM (Sun).
Terminal 2 – Open 2 hours before the first scheduled flight until after the last scheduled flight departs/arrives.


Tampere airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • Evelop Airlines • Finnair • Ryanair • Scandinavian Airlines • Scandjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Tampere Public Transport buses link the airport to Tampere city center via bus route 1A. Tokeen offers Ryanair bus transfers to/from Tampere railway station. For more information on taking the bus, visit the Tampere Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in Terminal 1 (Arrivals): Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Scandia Rent • Sixt.


Taxis are readily available outside of airport terminals T1 and T2.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.