Travel & Stay
"Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and a perfect holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of modern world, versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scene in the local historical setting. First established in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an exciting mix of old and new. Here’s the good news: with Tallinn being such a compact, green capital, you can cover a lot in just a weekend and enjoy short scenic strolls while at it”, - says http://www.visitestonia.com
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia 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
Find interesting facts about the city and informations about tourist attarctions at:
Get in Tallinn
Tallinn Airport (TLL) is situated just 4 km away from Tallinn downtown and the VLSI-SOC 2016 venue. Tallinn is connected by air with major European airports: London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Helsinki, Moscow, Prague, 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 or airport buses, connecting the airport, city center, bus terminal, train station and passenger port. More information about arriving by air is available at the aiport webpage and on Tallinn Tourism page.
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 and 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. Taxis can be also ordered by phone or hailed on the street. 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. Information about ticket prices is available on the City of Tallinn webpage. Please make sure you either have a valid ticket before getting on public transport or that you buy one from the driver immediately upon entering. If you need to buy a ticket, enter at the front door; tickets are only sold at stops, not while the vehicle is moving. Note that tickets bought from the driver are more expensive than those bought at a newsstand. Bus no. 2 connects the airport, city center, bus terminal and passenger port.