Estonia Transportation

  • A Tram Arrives
    A Tram Arrives
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    The Linda Line Hydrofoil Arrives
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  • Obstructed view of the Old Town
    Obstructed view of the Old Town
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Estonia Transportation

  • Ferry Helsinki

    Tallinn Transportation

    To reach tallinn from Helsinki take the ferry which will drop you at destination in just two comfortable hours. It's best to book online but we saw plenty of people just buying tickets 40 minutes before the ferry was due to leave. It's cheap and comfortable.

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  • Tram/Bus

    Tallinn Transportation

    Tallinn has a reasonably efficient system of trams and buses, connecting tourists to the main ferry terminal, the train station, the central bus station, and the airport. If you're spending most of your time in the Old Town, your feet will be your primary mode of transit, and you'll probably only need the buses and trams to get in and out. If this...

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  • Airport

    Tallinn Transportation

    Tallin Airport I was surprised how modern it is . it is super clean with a couple of little restaurant /Cafes. The sandwiches are pretty good and only 3.90 euro too. There's a big duty free that you can't miss since you have to walk through it to get to your gate.

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  • Airport Bus

    Tallinn Transportation

    The cheapest option to get from the airport to the city centre (or vice versa) is to take the No.90K bus operated by Hansabuss. This bus which started operating in May 2011 only costs 2 Euros and has plenty to space for baggage. From the train station just outside the Old Town to the airport, the journey takes around 20 minutes. Check the website...

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  • InterCity Bus

    Tallinn Transportation

    Given the paucity of travel destinations available by train, you might want to consider the bus. At least Eurolines can take you directly to Riga in four hours, and then onwards to Vilnius in another four. The local buses are comfortable enough, but tend to be old. Cheap though. You can book tickets online here, or buy them from the ticket office...

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  • Taxis

    Tallinn Transportation

    Sept 23 Taxi to airport We took the taxi outside our hotel , a white cab ...a little cheaper than the yellow ones ...but neither are very expensive. cost 8 euro to the airport...about a 15-20 minute ride

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  • Autobussijaam

    Tallinn Transportation

    The most common way to get around in Estonia and beyond is to take the long haul bus. The Autobussijaam (main bus station) is located about 2km southeast of the Old Town. Trams 2 and 4 stop just outside the Old Town and will take you to within about 100 meters of the bus station (Fare EUR 1.60, buy tickets from the driver). Domestic routes are...

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  • Ferry Stockholm

    Tallinn Transportation

    A great way to entry the city of Tallinn os by boat/ferry from Stockholm harbour. The trip will take about 24 hours but there's lot to do on the boat. I'll recommend Ttallinksilja ferry. Silja's ferries operate between Finland, Sweden and Estonia. It is one of the largest passenger and cargo shipping companies in the Baltic Sea region. In the...

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  • Train

    Tallinn Transportation

    Tallinn's Balti Jaam (Baltic Station) is not very busy. It runs a few trains to nearby cities, like Tartu, and a very limited schedule to international cities. There are trains to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but no direct trains to even the neighbouring Baltic countries. If you want to go to Riga you must change trains, or take a bus. The train...

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  • Walk Old Town

    Tallinn Transportation

    There's a hop-on-hop-off tour through Tallinn, but I strongly recommend not to take it: 95% of Tallinn's sights are located in the Old Town, which cannot be accessed by bus anyway... That's why you should walk around. Apart from that, getting around in the rest of the town is easy by numerous bus and four tram lines. Both run regularly and are for...

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  • Sightseeing

    Tallinn Transportation

    For those arriving by ship, the Baltic port of Tallinn is within reasonable walking distance of the city centre. However, courtesy buses are still laid on to transport cruise-ship passengers to & from the city centre, picking up & setting down just outside the city walls.

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  • Copterline

    Tallinn Transportation

    There's one more transport option for getting to and from Tallinn, and it's for the more adventurous, those in a mad panic rush, or those with money to spare. The Copterline helicopter trip from Tallinn to Helsinki takes just 15 minutes, and if you book carefully can be had for as little as 89 euros. This works out as about the same as a flight...

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  • Pedicab

    Tallinn Transportation

    I saw a guy with a pedicab - he had a recumbent trike with a space for two people in the back. So I want over to enquire. He said for 350 kronor ($35) we could do an hour tour for the two of us. Sounded good to me. I told him the places we wanted to go and that I wanted to end up back where the shuttle bus was. He said he could do that. The...

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  • Tallinn Card

    Tallinn Transportation

    If for whatever reason you decide to spend your entire time in Tallinn in the Old Town, you will not need any kind of transport except some good shoes. (The only form of public transport you will find in the Old Town are taxis.) However, if you want to see the entire city, it is worth knowing that public transport is free if you have a Tallinn...

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  • Rental car

    Tallinn Transportation

    Brad had ordered a Volkswagen Transporter with 8 passanger seats from Hertz, to pick up in Ahtri Street 12 and deliver downtown Vilnius. The Tallinn location is conveniently close to the harbour, and a pleasant walk from downtown. The Hertz office is on the ground floor in a large building, and we had a little trouble finding it, since it was not...

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  • Parking

    Tallinn Transportation

    I propose that in Tallinn are many car parkings near Old city. But there is one good what I can suggest which is very close to everything. It is located in Vabaduse valjak - the square which is near St John's church. It maybe 5 minutes walk to Kiek in de Kok. When you're leaving parking you need to pay directly, there are no parking-machines.

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  • Tallinn Passenger Harbour

    The Tallinn Harbour is one of the largest harbours in the Baltic countries. It is administered by Port of Tallinn which is the biggest Port Authority in Estonia. The harbour is located at Sadama on the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland. It was formerly known as Reval. Tallinn Harbour is a very important seaport as well as an important cultural...

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  • Getting to Estonia by ship

    There are frequent connections to Helsinki in Finnland.The journey takes minimum 1h and more.There several lines with different prices.It depends on if you are on a one way trip or and return trip.See the hp for details.

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  • Ferry

    I got to Estonia by a ferry from Stockholm and left by a ferry to Helsinki. There are ferries to and from Helsinki every two hours from the harbour.

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  • A number of operators offer ferry access

    A number of operators offer many daily trips to Tallinn, Estonia from Helsinki, Finland including Nordic Jet Line, Tallink, EstLine, and Silja Line. There is also regular service to/from Stockholm, Sweden and Rostock, Germany. SEE AIR TRANSPORTATION INFO ON MY TALLINN PAGE. To get around the country/region, use train and bus, I suppose, but I have...

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  • By trams

    The tram network system in the city of Tallinn is comparatively short compared to those of other cities in Northern Europe. The total length of tram tracks in Tallinn is approximately 20 kilometers long. There are only four tram lines in Tallinn linking four terminals in the city at Kopli, Kadriong, Ülemiste and Tondi. The trams are operated by...

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  • Hop-on Hop-off Sight-seeing Tour Bus,...

    The Hop-on Hop-off open top London style double-decker city sight-seeing tour is an excellent way to see the city of Tallinn. It is very popular with foreign tourists especially families with children. You can get on and off the bus at any stop along the way. There are approximately 15 stops for red line town centre route. City Sight-seeing Tour...

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  • Tallinn Central Railway Station

    Tallinn's Central Railway Station is located at Toompuiestee Street just outside the fortification wall on the northern end of the Old Town. It is a comparatively small central railway station with rail connections to Moscow and St. Petersburg. In other words it is possible to travel from any major cities in mainland Europe to Tallinn by trains....

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  • Beware of Estonian Air !

    Be aware that Estonia Air change their schedules for the summer and dont tell you or the operator that you booked the flight with! (Yes a scheduled airline that changes its schedule !!)I had a return flight from London Gatwick to Tallinn on flight number OV101 onFriday 25th May 2007 - my flight was booked and on the ticket it stated Departs Tallinn...

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  • Ship to Saaremaa

    To visit the biggest of our islands you can take a bus from the mainland (several buses daily from Tallinn) and buy a ticket directly to Saaremaa. Antoher possibility ist o go to the ferry terminal in Virtsu and then cross the sea independently. You can not take a ferry straight to Saaremaa, instead of that you can take a ferry to a smaller island...

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  • Estonia by train

    Trains are cheaper than the buses in Estonia, but on the other hand also slower and rarer. Unfortunately new high-speed trains have not found their way to Estonia yet. The good side of this is, that there is something nostalgic about taking a train and hearing it’s voice in here:). Trains leave form the Baltic station (Balti jaam) situated just...

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  • Estonia by bus

    Buses are convenient way to travel around Estonia if your destinations are towns. Buses between main towns like Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi, Kuressaare, Narva etc are frequent (one bus in every hour or 1/2 hour) and reasonably priced. If you want to visit small settlements and villages, taking public transport might not be the best idea. The...

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  • Ferry Tallinn to Helsinki

    There is a fast ferry to Helsinki in Finland, short trip. Good terminal to wait in. I believe there an ordinary ferry as well.

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  • Travelling to Estonia

    If you're travelling to Estonia from Lithuania or Latvia, you can do this by bus. Although, of course, your trip from Lithuania will be longer than from Latvia. You can use ferries if you're going to Estonia from Finland. But if you're travelling from somewhere else, using plane will be much quicker.

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  • Trains, cars, bikes or buses?

    Getting around Estonia sometimes can be a little bit of an adventure. Further away from the towns, i.e. in nearly 70% of the country, roads are partly in bad conditions, signs are missing, or the next big place you reach is only a 500-people village... I think that this is great fun! Getting lost on a country's back roads is the best possibility to...

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  • Best taxi in town

    A fairly priced Taxi company is the I.R. Euro or Pluss taxies.They are on time and don't ripp you off.And they speak english ! Call I.R. on 638 0000,Euro on 638 8888 or Pluss on 6363 555.By the way taxi in Estonian is called takso.

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  • Car rent

    http://www.tulika.ee/index.php?&DOMAIN=rent&LANG=enghttp://www.hertz.co.uk/part/site/index2.cfm?cp=REAEhttp://www.autorent.ee/index2.php?lang=eng

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  • Estonian air

    Ticket office in Tallinn AirportLennujaama tee 1Tocket office in Tallinn City CentreVabaduse väljak 10

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  • Tallinn - Helsinki Fast Ferry

    The fast ferry (the trip lasts about 1,5 hours) is a pleasant and relatively quick way to get to Tallinn from Helsinki and vice versa.There are several carriers but I used Silja Line myself and was satisfied with it. The price for a person is relatively cheap (16 EURO or so) and varies as far as the car is concerned (the longer and higher the car...

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  • Take the bus!

    Public buses are comfortable and run quite frequently throughout Estonia and to neighboring countries. Again, the fares are extremely cheap by American standards.A roundtrip to the seaside resort of Parnu cost about 2.50USD while a four hour trek to Narva on the Estonian/Russian border was a mere 4.00USD. Definately take advantage of the buses; I'm...

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  • Cheap flight with BA

    Watch out for special deals with British Airways to Helsinki, we went for 69GBP return and the flights were even on busy days and at peak times!

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  • Plane: Estonian Airlines

    Estonian Airlines is the flag-carrier of Estonia, established in year 1992. It has flights to/from the following places (with fares that can be favourably compared with those of other national airlines) from/to Tallinn:- Helsinki- Moscow- Stockholm- Amsterdam- Copenhagen- Vilnius- London- Frankfurt- Hamburg- Minsk- Kiev

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  • Parking

    As you know Estonia is going to join the European Union in Mai 2004. Seems the first step is already done: in Tallinn prices are as high as in most other European metropolises.If you see this sign you will be charged for parking. You shouldn't forget unless you have enough money. I saw a lot of traffic wardens in the streets!

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  • Getting to Tallinn

    I arrived Tallinn by car. It was easy to drive to and around Tallinn even during the rush hour. An excellent road network guide you to and through the city.Most people arrive Tallinn by ship. At the huge port you can see several ferries and passenger ships.

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  • Getting to Saaremaa

    One possibility to get to Saaremaa is by ferry. One departs every hour from the port of Virtsu, about 60km southwest of Tallinn. You arrive on the island of Muhu. Follow the signs towards Kuresaare. When you crossed a huge dam you are on Saaremaa. On the island most roads are paved and in an excellent condition.

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  • Estonian-Russian border

    I'm writing in red because I want to warn you! Never travel from Estonia to Russia with a car. We had to wait over 10 hours! First we stood on a huge parking lot, waiting for a number. The sun was shining, it had about 28 degree Celsius and it took over 6 hours. There was a hole in the ground surrounded by big walls, so that no air could circulate...

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  • Ferries and cruise-ships

    Ferries bring hundreds of tourists from Finland and Sweden to Estonia every day. During the summer there are huge cruise-ships with thousands of japanese, american, british etc. tourists standing in the port of Tallinn. Ships are one of the easiest ways to get to Estonia, since they are relatively cheap, when compared to airplanes and the port is...

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  • If you are going to Latvia from Tallinn

    In case you are going from Tallinn to Riga (Latvia) I consider the bus of EUROLINES the best way to trip. They are comfortable bus and speed. You have a bus from the central station, at midday that arrives in Riga at 17:40. Anyway, you don’t need to take the bus in the Tallinn-Station as it stops about 10 minutes in Tallinn-Sadama Terminal, and...

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  • Speed transport from the Finland

    .Get the ESTONIA in 100 minutes only !!!Really, the Sea Cat delays just 100 minutes ( 1 H 40 m ) between Helsinki and Tallinn capital of Estonia.This is one of the modern catamaran in use on the Estonia - Finland line.Timetables:HEL ------ TAL ------ TAL ------ HEL dep --------arr ------- dep ------- arr08.00 -----09.40 --- 10.15 ---- 11.5512.30...

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  • Hitchiking

    A perfect way to travel cheaply around Estonia, as well as to Estonia, is hitchiking. It is very typical here in Estonia, and many students hitch a ride between the two major cities - Tallinn and Tartu while studying.If you want to go to Tartu, or to southern Estonia, the place to hitch a ride is by the airport. Take the no. 2 bus from the city...

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