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Travelling to Tallinn

The only international airport in Estonia is in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. There is a good air connection between Tallinn and other European countries. Further information can be found on the airport website: www.tallinn-airport.ee. Tallinn can also be reached by ferry from Helsinki and Stockholm. The Old City Harbour is situated right in the city centre. Further information can be found on the website: www.portoftallinn.com.

From the Tallinn Airport

To get to the Tallinn University from the Airport, we kindly suggest you to take a taxi. There are taxies available in front of the Airport building. Since Tallinn Airport is fairly small you will easily see the taxies waiting in front of the arrivals gate. The cost of taxi drive to the Tallinn University should be approximately 13 EUR. About the same rate applies when driving to one of the pre-booked hotels.

You can also use public transportation. The airport’s bus stop is located in front of the terminal of arrivals. Bus No. 2 travels on the route Mõigu - Passenger Port. In the city centre the bus stops next to Viru Keskus at A. Laikmaa Street.

Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver. Bus ticket costs 2 EUR and will grant you the right for one ride.

Timetable is available HERE.

*From the airport to the city, find schedule named ''Mõigu-Reisisadam'' where the bus stop ''Lennujaam'' means the Airport.

From the Port of Tallinn

To get to the Tallinn University from the harbour, you should take a taxi. You can find taxies in front of the harbour building (and if you can’t find one, please turn to the information desk). The taxi drive to Tallinn University should cost approximately 7 EUR.

Public transportation in Tallinn

Public transportation in Tallinn is by buses, trams and trolley buses. Tickets can be purchased from the bus/tram drivers, they cost 2 EUR.


Cost of taxi is approximately 0.55 EUR /per kilometre + starting fare 2.88 EUR. Some of the taxis do not accept payments by card.

Recommended companies are:

Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted)

Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted)

The taxi fares may slightly vary depending on the traffic and company. Please note that most of the taxies accept only cash payments, therefore you should change some money in advance, or do it at the currency exchange points (there are exchange points at the airport and at the harbour).

Travelling to Helsinki

Ferry ticket from Tallinn to Helsinki on August 17, 2017 is included in the participation fee.

Please note that no return journey is provided by the organisers. Participants, who need to, can purchase a return ferry ticket to Tallinn when registering to the conference. 

Those traveling directly to Helsinki have many air connections to choose from. Helsinki airport is located in Vantaa, about 20 km from the city center. There are many means of transportation connecting Helsinki airport to the city center. More information can be found below and on the airport homepage: https://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport/

Helsinki has a large number of port connections and the harbours are in walking distance from the city center. Information about how to get from different ports to the city center can be found here

From the Helsinki Airport
There is a number of ways to get from the Helsinki Airport to the city center, to your hotel or the University of Helsinki.

By train:

Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line. The duration of the journey between the airport and the city centre (Central Railway Station) is approximately half an hour. A regional ticket costs 5.50 EUR and can be purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines and onboard trains from a ticket sales carriage. The University of Helsinki is located just a 10 minutes walk away from the Central Railway Station.
By bus:
The Finnair City Bus operates between the airport and city centre (Elielinaukio) every 20 minutes and takes around 30 minutes. A single ticket costs 6.20 EUR when purchased online in advance or 6.30 EUR from the driver.
Bus 615 (“Lentoasema-Rautatientori”) is operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). A regional ticket costs 5.50 EUR and can be purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines or from the driver with cash. At night you can also take the 415N night bus.
By taxi:
You can also travel conveniently between the airport and the city centre by taxi, which will cost around 45 EUR.
Public transportation in Helsinki

Public transportation in Helsinki is by buses, the metro and trams. Single ticket is valid in trams, busses, the metro and even the ferry to Suomenlinna. Single tickets can be purchased from the driver or from ticket machines. Daytickets are available for 1-7 days. They can be purchased from ticket machines, from the Tourist Information centers or from the Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station. One day ticket is also sold by the drivers.

Ticket prices can be found HERE.

Timetables and more information HERE.