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HOW TO REACH TALLINN


By plane:

  • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport – Search flights from all over the world to the city’s international airport that provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. Its convenient location – just 4 km from the city centre – means transport to most destinations takes surprisingly little time. And you can even walk to the city.
  • Riga International airport – Another option to arrive to Tallinn is to take a flight to Riga International airport (Latvia). There are several bus companies going from Riga airport to Tallinn Bus Station. The two main companies are: Ecolines and LuxExpress (the travel is approx. 5 hours). Buses are fully equipped: there’s free WIFI, individual screen media systems to watch movies etc., to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Connections between the Tallinn Bus Station and with the city centre you can find here.

By Ferry (from Finland)

Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours. For more information look here.


TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO AIRPORT


By Bus: Bus no. 2 (timetable you can find here) makes the trip from the airport to the city centre and port approximately every 20 minutes and operates from ~6:30 am until midnight. Single journey tickets can be bought in cash from the driver for €2. The bus departs from the airport’s lowest level, down the escalator from the arrivals hall. The most central stop is the Laikmaa stop on Laikmaa Street, between the Tallink Hotel and the Viru Centre shopping mall, attached to the Sokos Hotel Viru. (Public transportation practicalities below)

To reach the airport Bus line no. 2 runs from the city centre to Mõigu and stops at the airport (bus stop is called Lennujaama) going both ways. The timetable can be found here.

 

By taxi: A taxi stand can be found just outside the arrivals hall. The fare from/to the airport from/to the city centre is about €5 to €10. Read more about Tallinn’s taxis here.

 


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN TALLINN


There are two types of tickets used on Tallinn’s public transport network:

  • Paper Ticket
    A single-ride paper ticket can be bought from the driver for cash – exact change only – when you first board. The ticket costs €2 (€1 for ISIC Student and Scholar Card holders) and is valid only for that ride in that vehicle. Keep the ticket handy for the duration of the ride.
  • Smartcard
    The green, plastic Smartcard (Ühiskaart) is a farecard that lets you use the electronic ticket system. Buy it at any R-Kiosk, post office or the Tallinn City Government customer service desk for a €2 deposit and then load it with enough credit. The €2 Smartcard deposit can be reclaimed within 6 months of the first time the card was validated.

Smartcard fares:

1-hour ticket – €1.10 For this type, one Smartcard can be used for a group of up to six riders.
1-day ticket (24h) – €3
3-day ticket (72h) – €5
5-day ticket (120h) – €6
30-day ticket – €23.

View, download or print the Tallinn transport map

Information about the different routes and timetables


 

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