Ph.D.-School on Innovation and Economic Development
Globelics Academy 2011

Travel and Accommodation

The Tampere-Pirkkala airport is about 17 km south-west of the Tampere city centre. Airlines operating in Tampere include Finnair, Ryanair and Airbaltic. Bus from the airport to city centre takes about 40 minutes and costs about 4 / person. Airport Taxis are on stand-by for plane arrivals and carry passengers to and from Tampere city. Fare for Airport Taxis is 17 /person. Normal taxi to Tampere city costs about 35 . The railway station in Tampere is located in the city centre. For train connections to Tampere check VR Railways website.

Tampere is also easily accessible by bus from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Express buses leave from in front of both terminals 23 hours a day and reach the coach station in Tampere city center approximately in 2.5 hours. One way ticket costs 23,60 € and return 44,30 €. Tickets are bought from the driver. For more information, please see the Paunu website (pdf)

Accommodation to all Globelics Academy participants will be provided at the Hotel Scandic Tampere Station (Ratapihankatu 37, 33100 Tampere) from May 20th to May 31st. 2013. (Arrival/departure days can be negotiated). The accommodation is in double rooms with Internet connection and within walking distance of approximately 10 minutes to the University of Tampere (Pinni B Building) as well as the coach station and practically across the street from the railway station in Tampere. Please see Venue for maps and more information about the locations.

Further information is also available at the website.

If there is any other information you would like to know about, you may also contact us by e-mail: globelicsacademy(at)


TaSTI (Unit for science, technology and innovation studies)     IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)     IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research)     ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)     GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems)