Social Ontology 2019 Tampere

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Welcome to Tampere!

How to travel to Tampere:

Direct flights:

Tampere is easily accessible. Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located only 20 minutes from the centre of Tampere. Since the airport is small and efficient, travelers can be at their hotel 30 minutes after landing. Accordingly, check-in times are short and travelers need to be there only 45-60 minutes prior to the flight.

You can reach Tampere by flying via Helsinki with Finnair (One World), via Stockholm with SAS, the Scandinavian Airlines System (Star Alliance) or via Riga with airBaltic.

Taking a local bus from Tampere-Pirkkala airport to the city centre costs 5 €. Tickets can be bought from the driver. You can also take a taxi from outside the terminal. A taxi fare is likely to be upwards from 30 €.

Flights via Helsinki

There are over 150 direct flights daily from all over the world to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki Airport is served especially well from Asian and European destinations. Finnair (One World Alliance) has direct flights to Helsinki from all major cities in Europe, as well as from a number of cities in Asia and the United States.

From Helsinki, there are a number of daily connecting flights to Tampere. Flight time is only 25 minutes. Fast pendolino trains offer a very convenient means of transportation, taking passengers from Tikkurila station to Tampere in just over 1 hour. There is a direct train from Helsinki Airport to Tikkurila train station. Full priced tickets from Helsinki Airport to Tampere cost approximately 20 – 25 €. You can check available train connections here. Besides the train connections, there are very good long-distance bus connections from Helsinki Airport to Tampere.

By Train and Car

Trains run daily between Helsinki and Russia (St. Petersburg 3.5 hours, Moscow 13.5 hours). Finland is easily accessible by car from Eastern and Central Europe; see car-carrying ferry options below.

By Sea

Finland is also easily reached by sea from Tallinn, Estonia (2-3 hours), Stockholm, Sweden (overnight) and Travemünde/Lübeck, Germany (27 hours). There are also daily ferries between Turku and Stockholm (10-12 hours); direct trains from Port of Turku to Tampere take around two hours. There are good bus connections to Tampere directly from the ferry terminals.

Please have a look at Visit Tampere website to find out about attractions, tours, shopping, design, museums and events in Tampere during your stay.

Tampere, Finland – Congress Destination

YouTube video on 5 Reasons to Visit Tampere in Finland

You can check the weather forecast for Tampere here.


The conference will be held on City centre campus of Tampere University in Main building.


Conference participants are asked to make their own hotel reservations and pay for their own accommodation at the hotel. Quota reservations have been made to the nearby hotels listed below, but the availability of the limited number of rooms can only be guaranteed for a limited time.

Please check the deadlines and booking codes for reservations mentioned in each hotel info. These room prices are available only for bookings made directly with the hotel by email or by phone. All prices are per room and per night, including breakfast buffet and VAT.

Lapland Hotels Tampere, address Yliopistonkatu 44, 33100 Tampere

  • Email:, tel. +358 3 383 0000
  • Single room: 115 EUR
  • Double room: 130 EUR
  • Deadline for reservation: 22 July 2019
  • Booking code: Social Ontology 2019
  • Distance from the conference venue: 250 m / 3 minutes walking

Original Sokos Hotel Villa, address Sumeliuksenkatu 14, 33100 Tampere

  • Email:, tel. +358 20 1234 633
  • Standard single room: 125 EUR
  • Standard double room: 145 EUR
  • Deadline for reservation: 24 July 2019
  • Booking code: Social Ontology 2019
  • Distance from the conference venue: 250 m / 3 minutes walking

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere, address Ratapihankatu 43, 33100 Tampere

  • Email:, tel. +358 20 1234 634
  • Solo single room 135 EUR
  • Solo double room 155 EUR
  • Deadline for reservation: 24 July 2019
  • Booking code: Social Ontology 2019
  • Distance from the conference venue: 450 m / 6 minutes walking

For more affordable accommodation, please check these options (no quota reservations have been made):

Dream Hostel & Hotel, address Åkerlundinkatu 2, 33100 Tampere

  • Email:, tel. +358 45 2360 517
  • For 10% discount, please mention the code “Tampere University”
  • Distance from the conference venue: 100 m / 2 minutes walking

Omena Hotel, address Hämeenkatu 7, 33100 Tampere

  • A hotel located in the city centre offering rooms in a budget price
  • Reservation and check-in are done online
  • Distance from the conference venue: 1 km / 15 minutes walking

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