The city's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, 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. In addition, there are many connecting flights from Riga Airport (Latvia) and Helsinki Airport (Finland). From Helsinki, it is also possible to fly to Tartu Airport.
Information on international and domestic airlines can be found here.
The airport's information service point is located in the departure hall. It opens 2 hours before the day's first flight and closes after the last arriving flight. Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport: ph. +372 605 8888, www.tallinn-airport.ee.
Ships from Helsinki bring thousands of travellers to Tallinn's busy passenger port each day. There is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm and a semi-weekly cruise ship connection to St Petersburg.
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. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.
The largest ferry operators are Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line.
The world's largest cruise agencies have included Tallinn in their itineraries – the city receives over 300 calls per season, making it the third busiest cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region.
Two international bus lines offer connections to Tallinn from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tallinn with Riga, Vilnius and St Petersburg operate several times a day.
International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines.
Domestic bus lines, fares and timetables can be found here.
International and intercity buses arrive and depart via the Tallinn Central Bus Station (Tallinna Autobussijaam): Lastekodu 46, ph. +372 680 0900.
To get to know the public transportation system in Tallinn, please click here. For a taxi service, the app Taxify is very popular; we also recommend electrical taxies (call +372 5885 8800 to order) or the Tulika Taxi company (call +372 612 0000 to order). Taxies are available at all hours in front of the airport, harbour and bus station.
Internet: free public Wi-Fi is available in nearly every café, restaurant, hotel and hostel, as well as in open spaces such as city squares and parks.
Currency: The national currency is Euro (1 euro = 100 cents)
VISA: Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport. For more specific information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affair's website.
Power supply: The electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.
Time zone: GMT+ 2 hours