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Lempäälä is a municipality and town of 24,000 people (2021) in Pirkanmaa.


Get in[edit]

The town is 20 km south of Tampere, and most trains and buses going to Helsinki and Turku stop there. Buses from Turku stop at Lempäälä th (Ryynikkä), most buses from Helsinki stop near Ideapark shopping center at Ideapark mt 130, some of them use highway stop Lempäälä Vaihmala liittymä 34 and some additionally stop at Lastustenkulma.

Tampere local bus network Nysse serves Lempäälä well having some services even to ruralside (lines 56, 57, 60 and 63).

The main freeway south from Tampere also passes a few kilometers east of the town and next to Ideapark. Tampere-Pirkkala airport is about 15 km north.

Get around[edit]

See Tampere#Get around for information about fares and tickets

The Nysse route planner is useful for getting around by bus in Lempäälä.

By taxi[edit]


  • 1 Lempäälä Canal. This late-19th-century canal connects the lakes Vanajavesi and Pyhäjärvi. It used to be an important transport route, but nowadays it's used mostly by leisure boats and lake cruises in the summer.


  • 1 Tikanmäen tila, Ruonantie 41 (Towards Lastunen village), +358 50 5714740, . The “Feed and Pet” package lasts lasts 1.5 hours and during this time you can feed, care for and pet sheep, horses, mini-pigs, rabbits and chickens. In addition, the package includes warm juice and biscuits offered by the campfire. €15.


  • Puntala-rock: . A punk and HC festival in late July organized by a nonprofit. (date needs fixing)


The massive Ideapark mall is likely Lempäälä's biggest attraction
  • 1 Ideapark, Ideaparkinkatu 4. M-F 10:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-18:00, Su 12:00-18:00. The largest mall in the Nordic region with a special focus on furniture, interior decoration and clothing. Has a few cheap dining options. Located along the Tampere-Helsinki motorway in Lempäälä south of Tampere, frequent bus/coach connections exist.
  • 2 Kierrätyspuoti, Atrantie 3, +358 45 646 9027, . Sells small household items such as dishes, clothes, shoes, books, toys and clothing at an affordable price.
  • 3 Uniikkia Kahvila & Kirpputori, Tampereentie 38 A, +358 400 222 868. Flea market and cafe.




  • 1 Vaihmalan Hovi, Vaihmalantie 144, +358 20 7661 810, . Family-run boutique hotel in the countryside nearby Lempäälä. Bikes can be borrowed for free, and canoes and other boats are available for rent on site. Double €108.


Go next[edit]

  • Akaa, the neighbouring municipality to south
Routes through Lempäälä
VaasaTampere  N  S  AkaaHelsinki
JyväskyläTampere  N  S  AkaaTurku

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