to get there?
is the capital of Estonia – a European Union country lying on
the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea between Sweden, Finland, Russia
The largest cities closest to Tallinn are:
Helsinki – 60 km to the North
– 450 km to the West
St. Petersburg – 350 km to the East
Riga – 250 km to the South
to and from Tallinn
is well accessible by plane, boat, train, or bus.
Airport (TLL) is situated just 4 km away from Tallinn downtown and the
ETS’05 venue. Tallinn is connected by air with major European
airports: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki,
Moscow, Prague, Berlin and many others. The full list of connections
together with the full timetable is available here.
Recently, low-fare routes were opened from London and Berlin. 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 80-100 EEK (ca. 6 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 7-8 per km. In many taxis you can use major credit cards (VISA,
Eurocard/MasterCard) besides paying in cash
from the airport
The public bus no. 2 will take you through the city center to the Passenger
Port. The journey takes 15-20 minutes. Bus fare is 15 EEK (1 EUR). Tickets
are sold by the driver in the bus. Airport bus stop is located in front
of departure hall. Further information is available
at the Tallinn
Transport Department website. The public transportation map can
be found here.
The Port of Tallinn is connected by sea routes to Stockholm, Helsinki,
St. Petersburg, and Rostock. There are about 30 journeys per day to/from
Helsinki provided by 6 operators. Other routes are operated with less
density. The timetable
can be found here.
The Passenger Port is located in the city center very close to the old
town. The best way to reach the conference location from the port is
a taxi (see description above).
those who enjoy alternative means of transportation, there is an exclusive
helicopter connection between Tallinn and Helsinki with its 28 daily
scheduled flights on weekdays. It takes only 18 minutes to travel between
the passenger port of Helsinki and Tallinn city center. Copterline's
terminal is situated right by the old town of Tallinn - close to the
Passenger Port. You will find the timetable
and flight rules
at Copterline's website.
There are bus connections to Baltic Countries, Poland, Germany, Russia,
and Ukraine. The largest bus operator is Eurolines company. The timetable
and pricelist are available here.
The Tallinn bus terminal is located just 2 km from the city center.
There is a railway connection from Tallinn to Moscow. For details click
of most European and many other countries all over the world do not
need a visa to enter Estonia. 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.
of Tallinn downtown
ETS05 will take place at Reval
Hotel Olümpia, that is situated right in the heart of Tallinn´s business
center, only a short stroll from medieval old town. The business area,
tourist sights and museums, major attractions and theatres are easily
accessible by taxi or even by foot.