Getting Around Tallinn County

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    Tram

    by Ben-UK Written Nov 27, 2011

    Trams are plentiful in Tallinn and easy to use, just buy a ticket from a kiosk and remember to cancel it in the machine onboard. If you arrive at the bus station (Autobussijaam) tram no: 4 takes you to the city centre

    Tram at Autobussijaam stop, Tallinn

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    Public Transport

    by Jarra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Public transport is pretty good in Tallinn. Trams, buses and trolleybuses (buses run by electricity from overhead wires) are often crowded, especially during the early morning and early evening rush hour when so many people try to get on the bus. Same ticket is good for all three types of transport. Tickets are cheap. Only 30 kroons per day! Some of the buses, trams and trolleybuses are quite old but still realiable. It might be diffucult to get off the bus in right stop because it is hard to hear what driver announces.

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    Taxis

    by Lodestar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For most foreigners taxis are usually quite a cheap way to travel around Tallinn. The prices range from 8 EEK/km (0.5 €/km) to 4 EEK/km (0.25€). If money is any kind of an issue do not take a taxi in front of the hotel! the hotels, as usual, have deals with the most expensive taxis. and it's always cheaper to order one than flag it down on the street. A really reliable and cheap taxi is called Marabu - very nice cars, very nice drivers, very friendly prices (5 EEK/km when ordered - phone no. 6500006, web-site - www.hot.ee/marabutakso).

    But as usual, when being a tourist, watch out for getting ripped off. And by chosing the more expensive taxis, it does not mean that they will be honest...

    Well, most of Estonian cabs don't look like this..

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    Tallinn by boat

    by deptlads Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are going to Tallin, chances are that you will arrive and/or leave by boat - whether on a cruise; on the ferry from/to Helsinki or Stockholm; or on the catamaran or hydrofoil from/to Helsinki.

    If not, you are missing a real treat. Ferry travel really is the best way to see the Baltic cities, and Tallinn is no exception. The busy harbour is right next to the Old Town, and easy walking distance. The fares are relatively cheap, and the services are well up to Baltic/Scandinavian standards.

    Don't miss seeing Tallinn from a ferry!

    Ships in Tallinn Harbour
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    Helicopter from Helsinki to Tallinn and back

    by Jusba Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    From Helsinki the most common way to get to Tallinn is by a ferry -> easy and cheap. But if you want to experience your trip in a different way there is a helicopter ride also available! The price for a one way ticket is at the cheapest 29 euros. Just 20 minutes and you are in Tallinn!!

    on the way to Tallinn!
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  • A visit to Pirita

    by meadwaytourer Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    Pirita is a suburb of Tallinn just a few kms from the city centre. The main attraction is the beach - a chance to dip your toes in the Baltic.

    Pirita was also the host of the 1980 Moscow Olympics sailing events and the Olympic Centre is worth a visit.

    Apart from this there is the Botannical Gardens, the 314m tall TV Tower (open to the public), the remains of the St Birgitta convent and the Soviet war memorial.

    A visit to Pirita could not be simpler. Go down to the Tallinn Bus Station (Autobussijaam) which is on Narva mnt underneath (yes underneath) the Viru Hotel. It's a five minute walk down Viru Street from the Town Hall Square.

    Get the number 34 bus which heads out along Narva mnt and turns on to the Pirita tee coast road.

    If you look back to your left you will get a spectacular view of the town skyline.

    The war memorial is on the right just after you turn on to the coast road. You can't miss it.

    The Olympic Centre and Convent are opposite each other just another couple of stops further on.

    The TV Tower and Botannical Gardens are another few stops after you turn off onto the wooded Kloostrimetsa tee road. You should get off at the Motoklubi stop (it is signposted but look out for a bar with a red motorcycle on top of its porch). TV Tower is open 10 in the morning until 1 at night.

    You can return using the same no 34 bus which seems to run regularly and like clockwork.

    Tickets can bought at the station but all public transport is free witha Tallin Card (don't forget to take your passport if you are using a Tallin card).

    As an alternative, you can now do this entire trip using the green line of the hop-on/hop-off Tallinn City Tour bus (150 EEK for a single trip - see 'The hop-on/hop-off Tallin City Tour' in my 'General Tips' page)

    The TV Tower
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  • The hop-on/hop-off Tallin City Tour

    by meadwaytourer Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    Once you've familiarised your self with the Old Town area, it's nice to get out and about and see/experience more of the city. This is now possible thanks to the red hop-on/hop-off Tallin City Tour double-decker buses. As the name suggests, you don't have to do the whole tour - just get off when you please and resume the tour later on.

    There are three routes and the prices are 150 EEK (£6) for a single tour or 250 EEK (£10) for all three tours. There are cheaper children's tickets or family tickets and you can buy 24, 48 and 72 hour passes.

    Alternatively, with a Tallin Card (see my 'General Tips' page) you can use the entire service as much as you want for free for as long as the card is valid.

    Of the three routes there are:

    'Green Line' (Pirita beach, TV Tower, the Kadriorg suburb, Botannical Gardens etc)
    'Red Line' (Toompea, Lasanamae, the KUMU art gallery, the ports etc)
    'Blue Line' ( Rocca al Mare Museum, Zoo, the Hippodrome racecourse etc)

    On boarding you are given a set of headphones and you can select a commentary in English which tells you where you are and what you are seeing.

    The buses run once an hour so you can get off at any stop, do a bit of sightseeing and then catch a later bus to complete the tour. The best place to catch the bus is from stop number 1 at Viru Valjak (at the end of Viru Street, past McDonalds, Viru gate and the row of flower shops). All threee routes converge here.

    N.B. This is not the same as the Tallinn Official Sightseeing Tour which are the open top double-decker buses that stop 50 metres further down the street. The Tallin City Tour buses are NOT open top.

    It's these buses, not the open top ones
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  • Getting there from the UK - ESTONIAN AIR

    by meadwaytourer Updated Jun 28, 2006

    Estonian Air fly direct to Tallinn at least once a day from Gatwick Airport (South Terminal). Unfortunately, the Manchester-Tallinn route has been withdrawn. The airline uses modern 737-500 and 737-300 jets.

    Prices are from 65 GBP plus taxes.

    Check-in is not later than 30 minutes before departure, and the counters are opened 2h before departure.

    Flights no longer include a complimentary hot meal or drinks but the trolley prices are low. The food is fairly reasonable!

    An Estonain Air B737-500
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    Tallinn Lennujaam

    by sorenf Updated Dec 25, 2005

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    Jammin' at the airport. Lennujaam means airport to iron out any confusion. Tallinnn Airport is small, so going in and out is extremely fast. It is also located virtually IN the city centre, so it only took me 15 minutes to get down town from here in the worst traffic conditions. There's a rather small tax-free shop.

    From here you can fly to many destinations around Europe. Most routes are flown by Estonian Air but Fly Nordic , Baltic Air, KLM and Finnair also fly from here (and I probably forgot some as well).

    When flying from an airport in sub zero weather conditions the plane has to be sprayed with de-icing fluid, which can take ages to do in places like JFK, but in Tallinn it took less than 5 minutes, and we were off in no time.

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    Arrival by sea

    by LanaFromRiga Written Aug 31, 2005

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    Port of Tallinn
    Sadama Str. 25, 00 371 631 8550, www.portogtallinn.com
    From the port to the city bus Nr.2
    A-terminal: www.tallink.ee
    B-terminal: www.eckeroline.ee
    C-terminal: 00 371 613 7000
    D-terminal: www.tallink.ee, www.silja.ee

    The Tallinn's port
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    Linda Line

    by Pomska Updated Aug 2, 2005

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    I have used Linda Line (express boat) when travelling from Helsinki to Tallinn. I think Linda Line boats are the cheapest express boats. The journey will take 1 ½ hours. Linda Line's boats are also the smallest boats travelling from Helsinki, so if you are afraid of rough sea use some other company and bigger boat.

    The view from port

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    BY Air

    by suvaa003 Written Jun 3, 2005

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    We Flew form Amsterdam to Tallinn with Estonia Air, The company has still good servise, much better then other big ones. They fly every otherday from and to Amsterdam tallinn. It will take 2 and a half hours.

    town of Tallinn

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    Tallinn Tram Routmap

    by Michael_D Written Mar 25, 2005

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    When I arrived in Tallinn after the ferry ride from Helsinki I did what I most often do in a new foreign city, I took a tram ride. That way you can get a feel for the area as the streets and scenes fly by and also rest ones weary bones;-)

    The Tallinn trams were old but not lacking in charm.By the time I left Tallinn, I had taken every one of the trams to the end and back.

    I love trains/trams and it was one of the highlights of my trip.

    Tallinn tram
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    Tallinn Card

    by Michael_D Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Tallinn Card – Key to the Medieval Capital
    The all-inclusive city card issued by Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau provides the easiest way to get acquainted with the medieval capital´s cultural and historical heritage.

    Holders of the Tallinn Card are entitled to:
    - Free admission to all museums and main sights in Tallinn
    - Free sightseeing tours
    - Free use of public transport
    - Discounts in restaurants and shops as well as other free and bonus offers.

    The information brochure accompanying the Tallinn Card gives an overview in four languages of everything the card offers, plus a city map.

    Tallinn Card is available for 6, 24, 48 and 72 hours (Tallinn Card prices].

    Contact us:
    Tallinn City Tourist Office
    Mündi 2, Tallinn 10146
    Tel. + 372 645 7154, Faks + 372 645 7152
    e-mail: tallinncard@tallinnlv.ee

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    Various

    by wodensson Written Mar 7, 2005

    Outside the airport you can catch the no2 bus into town. If you dont flag the bus down it will not stop. You pay the driver but he doesnt give you a ticket, you should ask for one really, its his bit of bunce i guess.
    A taxi to town cost a few quid. 100eek maximum.
    Everyone of these i read before going said buy a Tallinn card, i didnt thankfully as the town is only small and you can walk it easy enough, and where ever anything you want to see is no buses or trams go there anyway.

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