Travel & Stay
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia (45 227 km²) - a European Union country, is located in Northern Europe in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. The largest cities closest to Tallinn are:
- Helsinki - 60 km to the North
- Stockholm - 450 km to the West
- St. Petersburg - 350 km to the East
- Riga - 250 km to the South
Tallinn is well accessible by air, sea and bus
Tallinn Airport (TLL) is situated just 4 km away from Tallinn downtown and the ETS 2020 venue. Tallinn is connected by air with major European airports: London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Helsinki, Moscow, Riga, Vilnius and many others. Please refer to Tallinn Airport's homepage for a full list of carriers flying to Tallinn.
You can reach city center either by taxi, airport tram or buses, connecting the airport, city center, bus terminal and passenger port. More information about arriving by air is available on Tallinn Tourism page.
The Port of Tallinn is connected by sea routes to Stockholm, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. The timetable for passenger ships is available here. The Passenger Port is located in the city center very close to the old town. For futher information about arriving by sea please refer to Tallinn Tourism page.
International bus lines (LUX Express, Ecolines) offer bus connections between Tallinn and many European cities. The Tallinn bus terminal is located just 2 km from the city center. For futher information about arriving by bus please refer to Tallinn Tourism page.
There is a railway connection between Tallinn - St.Petersburg - Moscow (GoRail).
Transport inside Tallinn
The most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city center is a taxi where normal fare is approximately 10 EUR. There is no need to neither ask for a price nor argue with the driver before entering a taxi. The rates for taxi services vary depending upon a company, i.e., there is no uniform pricelist for all taxis. Do note that all taxis are required to have a valid price list inside as well as outside on the right rear window screen. Be sure to check the prices before boarding the taxi! At the end of your trip, ask the taxi driver for a receipt from the meter’s printer. If the meter or printer is out of order, the driver should not be in service and you have the right to refuse to pay the fare. In order to avoid misunderstandings, be sure that the approximate cost of the trip to your destination is clear in advance. Also, make sure that the meter is switched on. You are free to choose any of the available taxis at a taxi stand. Taxis can be also ordered by phone or hailed on the street. Ridesharing such as Uber and Bolt are also available. For more information please refer to Tallinn Tourism page.
Public transport of Tallinn consists of buses, trolleys and trams, which operate regularly from approx 06-23 (some lines operate until 24:00). Information about ticket prices is also available on the City of Tallinn webpage.
- Tallinn - the capital city of Estonia
- Must to See while in Tallinn
- Wining & Dining in Tallinn
- Public Transportation of Tallinn
- Information on tickets
- Route planning (with interactive map)
- Transport schedules
- Simplified public transport map of Tallinn (PDF)