The tram is a punctual and comfortable way to travel
The construction of the tramway to Tampere began at the beginning of 2017. The service was launched in August 2021 and the trams are already in heavy use. Line 1 runs from Kauppi (Tays Central Hospital) to Sorin aukio and line 3 from Hervanta to Santalahti. Both lines run right next to the Tampere railway station.
The track is currently being extended west. The route section from Pyynikintori to Santalahti opened on August 7, 2023. In 2025, the tram will run as far as Lentävänniemi.
The tramway spreading to the west will also bring changes to the bus line. The update of the western bus lines was planned together with the residents of the area.
The tram is part of Nysse's public transport system. Trips are paid for with Nysse tickets, and the same travel instructions for example prams, aids and vehicles apply to both trams and buses. You can find timetables on Nysse's timetable services and ask advice on traveling from Nysse's customer service.
The design of the tram system, the procurement of equipment, traffic and the construction and maintenance of the track are handled using an alliance model of Tampere Tramway. The alliance includes Tampereen Raitiotie Oy, Raitiotieallianssi (construction), Liikennöintialliassi (traffic), Kunnossapitoallianssi (maintenance) and the City of Tampere.
The tram schedules can be found in Nysse Journey Planner and timetables. The trams run most of the day about 7 minutes apart. Line 3 operates at night every 30 minutes.
Line 1: Kaupin kampus - Tays - Hippos - Kalevan kirkko - Sammonaukio - Tulli - Rautatieasema - Koskipuisto - Sorin aukio
- Service hours are on weekdays from 5 am to 10 pm, on Saturdays from 7 am to 10 pm and on Sundays from 9 am to 10 pm.
- Connections at Kaupin kampus: buses 16 Irjala/Hakametsä, 17 Vehmainen, 18 Atala and 41 Kangasala
Line 3: Hervantajärvi - Etelä-Hervanta - Hervannan kampus - Hervantakeskus - Opiskelija - Pohjois-Hervanta - Hallila - Turtola - Hakametsä - Kalevanrinne - Uintikeskus - Kaleva - Sammonkatu - Tulli - Rautatieasema - Koskipuisto - Keskustori - Tuulensuu - Pyynikintori - Särkänniemi - Tikkutehdas - Santalahti
- Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 a.m. to 3 a.m.
- on Sundays at 4 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Confirm the validity of your ticket each time you travel
The tram uses the Nysse payment system, which means that you can use the same tickets on the tracks as well as on the bus. There are several payment methods available to you: contactless payment, travel card, mobile ticket and advance ticket.
On trams, ticket devices can be found at all doors. An inspection fee of € 80 can be charged for a passenger without a confirmed ticket or travel right.
The tram is accessible
The stops are built at street level, so it is easy to get in and out with aids as well. On trams, ticket devices can be found at all doors.
The ride is smooth, but there may be sudden movements as the tram leaves from the stop. You can get support from the bars or loops hanging from the ceiling. A place or seat for a special group is polite to give to those who need it more.
Wheelchair and rollator users and those traveling with prams are allowed to travel free of charge. Pets are also welcome. There is a place for bicycle in the tram, but you have to buy a single ticket for it if the cyclist is 7 years old or older.
The tram service may be interrupted due to, for example, track damage or a technical fault. During the disruption, you can continue your journey by bus. Find the nearest stops and an alternative route in the Journey Planner.
If the disruption is prolonged, the service will be replaced by a bus running on the tram route. The replacement bus 18R, 7R or 3R use the bus stops along the tram route. The bus stops are marked with red signs and they can be found in the immediate vicinity of the tram stops.
For the time being, there is no separate replacement bus on the route between Santalahti and Pyynikintori. Bus lines 9, 19 and 82 run on the same route.