How to get there?
Tallinn is the capital
of Estonia – a European Union country lying on the eastern coast of the
Baltic Sea between Sweden, Finland, Russia and Latvia.
The largest cities closest to Tallinn are:
- Helsinki – 60 km to the
- Stockholm – 380 km to
- St. Petersburg – 350 km
to the East
- Riga – 250 km to the
Traveling to and from
Tallinn is well accessible by plane, boat, train, or bus.
Tallinn Airport (TLL) is situated just few km away from
Tallinn downtown and the EAEEIE 2008 venue. Tallinn is connected by air
major European airports: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam,
Stockholm, Helsinki, Moscow, Prague, Berlin and many others. The full
list of connections together with the full timetable is available here. The list of carriers is available at the Tallinn Airport’s home page.
The most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city center
is a taxi where normal fare is approximately 150 EEK (ca. 10 EUR).
There is no need to neither ask for a price nor argue with the driver
before entering a taxi. Just make sure that the meter is switched on.
The pricing in different taxi companies is almost the same - around EEK
15 per km. In many taxis you can use major credit cards (VISA,
Eurocard/MasterCard) besides paying in cash
Bus from the airport
The public bus no. 2 will take you through the city center to the
Passenger Port. The journey takes ca. 30 minutes. Bus fare is 20 EEK
EUR). Tickets are sold by the driver in the bus. Airport bus stop is
located in front of arrivals hall. Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel
is located near to the Old City Harbour Passanger Terminal A. Further
information is available below.
The Port of Tallinn is connected by sea routes to Stockholm,
Helsinki, and Rostock. There are about 30 journeys per
day to/from Helsinki provided by 6 operators and one daily departure to
Stockholm and Rostock.
21 December 2007, Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. If you
are not sure about visa
regulations between your country and Estonia, check the following page. Other useful consular
information is available at the website of Estonian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
EAEEIE 2008 will take
at Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel,
that is situated only a
short stroll from medieval old
town. The business area, tourist sights and museums, major attractions
and theatres are easily accessible by foot.