I only drive in the countryside and in an emergency, so buses, trains, ships and bikes are my way to travel to different places that are too far to walk to. Tampereen Seudun Joukkoliikenne, or the Tampere area public transportation — mainly buses in the city area (before the tram will be ready after years of construction) — is constantly changing its routes, ways to pay etc. so it’s better just to follow the internet site & check the newest details there.
I like the personal travel card most and if I need to take the bus to the centre or elsewhere at least 3 days a week, I charge the card with a monthly ticket with which you can travel as much as you like.
Buses take you all over the city and there are also night buses, especially on weekends. You can take a bus to many of my spots from the city centre to the suburbs of Tampere and thus widen your perspective.
Sometimes I go all the way from the west to the southeast of Tampere and that takes an hour. Then it’s a good idea to bring something to read with you. In the old factory of Frenckell, there is a service centre where you get personal service on this topic.
I’m not sure the bus is one of my favourite spots, but it can take me there when the weather is not good for the bike & if it’d take more than half an hour to walk.