10th European Test Symposium

Reval Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn, Estonia
May 22-25, 2005

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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 North
  • Stockholm – 450 km to the West
  • St. Petersburg – 350 km to the East
  • Riga – 250 km to the South

Traveling to and from Tallinn

Tallinn is well accessible by plane, boat, train, or bus.

By Plane
Tallinn 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

Bus 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.

By Boat

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).

By Helicopter
For 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.

By Bus
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.

By Train
There is a railway connection from Tallinn to Moscow. For details click here.

Visa Info
Residents 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.

Map 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.