Travelling to Estonia
Located in north-eastern Europe, Estonia is a short ferry trip away from Finland and Sweden, a coach ride away from the Baltics, an overnight train from Saint Petersburg and one or two flights away for everybody else.
When it comes to Tallinn Airport it is hard to say how far it is from the city since it is located inside the city and reaching the centre takes no more than 15 minutes by car or public transport (tram number 4 and bus number 2). As of today there are direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Kharkiv, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Malaga, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Riga, Stockholm, Warsaw and the list is not definitive. For latest updates please visit the webpage of Tallinn Airport or specific airline company.
If you are joining us from neighbouring countries of Finland, Sweden or Russia, you might find the ferry trip convenient. Tallinn Port lies in close vicinity to the city centre – just a 10-minute walk from the centre. To book a ferry trip to or from Helsinki, Stockholm or St. Petersburg, see the following service providers: Ecerö Line, Tallink, Viking Line, St. Peter Line.
When the upcoming trip promises to be a shorter one, you might also consider coming by bus. For example, Lux Express buses connect Tallinn to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Vilnius and many other destinations. For more options visit the ticket sales of Tallinn Central Bus Station. To get from the bus station to the Tallinn city centre take tram number 2 or 4 or bus number 17 or 17A.
There is also train service between Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Moscow, operated by GoRail but due to the spread of COVID-19 the departures have been temporarily suspended.
For those who have decided to come by car or rent one from Estonia – as in continental Europe, the traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road. Estonian law requires a full and valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, proof of ID and proof of ownership. Estonia recognises driver’s licences from countries around the world, specific requirements can be found from here. During daylight hours, dipped headlights or daytime driving lights must be switched on. After dark, the main headlights must be switched on. The driver and the passengers must wear seat belts at all times. Speed limit at the countryside is 90 km/h and 50 km/h in urban areas unless specified otherwise.
Rental cars can be found in several locations, including Tallinn Airport (Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz etc.).