Outdoor Express takes you from the Tampere city centre by bus directly to nature and back

The implementation of the Outdoor Express service is managed by Ekokumppanit Oy. Travel tickets are sold by Matkahuolto and can only be purchased in advance through Matkahuolto’s online store or mobile application. Tickets must be purchased no later than 20 minutes prior to departure. Tilausliikenne Atro Vuolle Oy is the operator of the Outdoor Express bus transportation service.

Note! Pets are allowed on board during Sunday shifts.


Advice: Bus routes and timetables and ticket prices

  • Matkahuolto tel. 0200 4000
  • We answer 24/7
  • The price of the call is €1.98/min/answered call + date/mpm. Queuing is charged on date/mpm.


Complaints and feedback: Trips and travel tickets

  • tel. 020 331 222
  • We answer Mon-Fri from 8 am to 4 pm
  • The price of the call is dvm / pmm

Traffic and transport

Atro Vuolle

  • tel. 0400 630476
  • atrovuolle@atrovuolle.fi

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Also check out Art Express

Art Express takes you from Tampere to cultural destinations in the Pirkanmaa region.


Outdoor Express – Destination to nature

The summer 2024 Outdoor Express bus connections have been implemented with the support of Metsähallitus’ National Parks Finland Lakeland nature services and the municipalities of Tampere, Ylöjärvi, Ruovesi, and Kuhmoinen. The service is produced in cooperation with Matkahuolto, Visit Tampere, Ekokumppanit Oy, and the Lake Trails.

The Outdoor Express experiment is part of the development work for the lake and nature tourism roadmap of Tampere. The goal is to test the service’s functionality and to make it a permanent part of the nature tourism service offerings in the Tampere and Pirkanmaa regions.

The tests conducted in autumn 2022, which were part of the development of sustainable travel services carried out in the Sustainable Tourism Mobility project, provide the background for the experiment. The Sustainable Tourism Mobility project is a development project implemented by Visit Tampere, the Baltic Institute of Finland, and the University of Tampere. The project is funded by the Council of Tampere Region’s REACT-EU instrument from the European Union’s COVID-19 pandemic response measures.

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Visit Tampere