Trade Fair for Food and Drink Industry

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Arriving at the fairs

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Driving instructions

Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre is located in Härmälä, the boundary of Tampere and Pirkkala. There’s Tampere motorway E12 within sight and the closest exit is number 42.

Address for GPS:
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC)
Ilmailunkatu 20, 33900 Tampere

GPS coordinates:
Lat: N 61° 27.815′ Lon: E 23° 43.994′


From Helsinki / South
From Jyväskylä / East
From Vaasa / West
From Tampere City Centre / North


From Helsinki / South
From Vaasa / West


Public transport

Tampere City Public Transport

Tampere City Public Transport bus 12 drives to Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.

Bus 12 route goes via Tampere Railway Station (Rautatieasema E, ID 0526) and Tampere bus station (Ratinan kauppakeskus, ID 0120). It takes about 15 minutes to get from Railway station to Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre and the bus stop is in front of the main entrance: Messukeskus B (2560).

Return buses to the city also leave in front of the main entrance, Messukeskus A (2554).

Public Transport – Bus

Tampere bus station is about 5 km away from Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. Easiest way to get to the fair is to jump in public transport bus line 12 from the bus stop behind of the bus station (Ratinan kauppakeskus, ID 0120).

Operators: Matkahuolto, ExpressBus, Onnibus


Tampereen Aluetaksi Oy, tel. +358 100 4131

Taxi stand is located in the front of main entrance in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. Tampere City Centre is about 15 minutes away from here.

By City bikes

A Tampere City bike station is located next to the Exhibition and Sports Centre by a bus stop named Messukeskus B. City bikes are an especially clever and affordable way to travel between the Exhibition and Sports Centre and the city central but can also be used to reach other locations near city central as well as in Kaleva and Hervanta areas.

Take a closer look at how the City bike system works at the Nysse website.

By Train

Tampere railway station is about 6 km away from Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. Easiest way to get to the fair from railway station is to jump in bus number 12 from bus stop Rautatieasema E (0506, zone A).

VR customer service (from 7 am to 10 pm), tel. +358 600 41 900
Price of call in Finland €1.99 / answered call + local network charge. When calling from a foreign telephone service operator +358 9 2319 2902

VR Aikatauluautomaatti 24 h, tel. +358 307 20 906


By Airplane

Tampere-Pirkkala International Airport is located approximately 15 minutes from the city center and provides a convenient way to arrive in Tampere by air, directly from Europe and via connecting flights from other parts of the world. Tampere offers direct flights to several European destinations, and with just one transfer through Riga, Copenhagen, or Tallinn, you can connect to over 100 destinations.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is the fourth home base for Latvian airline airBaltic, and the first one outside the Baltic countries. airBaltic operates all its flights using the new Airbus A220 jetplane.

You can make flight reservations with airBaltic either directly on their website or through your preferred travel agency.

From the airport to the city, you can easily take Tampere’s public transportation, Nysse, airport bus route number 103, or opt for a taxi



Parking fee

10 € / 12 €

Parking tickets are sold from the ticket offices which are located in the entrances. Although it’s possible to pay the ticket on your way out, we strongly recommend to buy the ticket from inside since paying outside causes issues with traffic piling up.

Payment methods

In the ticket offices inside you can pay using the most common debit and credit cards or cash. On the outside cash is only available payment method.


Parking spaces for coaches are located in the northern side of the parking area unless instructed otherwise by staff.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking is free of charge. The reserved parking spaces are in front of the main entrance.