The town is located some 20km south of Tampere, and most trains and buses going to Helsinki and Turku stop there. The main freeway south from Tampere also passes a few kilometers east of the town itself and next to Ideapark. Tampere-Pirkkala airport is about 15km north.
- 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.
- Puntala-rock: 26–27 July 2019. A punk and HC festival in Lempäälä organized by a nonprofit.
- 1 Ideapark, Ideaparkinkatu 4, Lempäälä. Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 10-18, Sun 12-18. 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.
- Akaa, the neighbouring municipality to south
|Routes through Lempäälä|
|Sodankylä ← Tampere ←||N S||→ Akaa → Turku|