How to get to Tallinn City Centre?
From the Airport
To reach Tallinn University from the Airport, we kindly advise you to take a taxi. There are taxies available just outside of the Airport building. Since Tallinn Airport is fairly small you will easily see taxies waiting near the arrivals gate. The cost of taxi ride to Tallinn University should be not more than 13€.
You can also use public transport. Buses towards the city centre depart from the lower level of the airport (take the elevator/lift to get down). The stop is located between the terminal building and car park.
MRP line 2 travels on the Mõigu–Reisisadam route. The bus stop for the city centre is next to Viru Keskus, the stop announced being A. Laikmaa street. Tickets are sold by the driver (1.6€) or by R-Kiosk in the terminal building (1€). See the ‘Public transport’ section for further ticketing information. Timetable is available HERE. From the airport to the city, find route 2 service ‘Moigu–Reisisadam’ (where the stop ‘Lennujaam’ means the ‘Airport’).
Line 90K is another option. In addition to the city centre this service connects the airport to the central bus and railway stations, harbour and major hotels. It is separate from the Tallinn’s unified ticketing system. The single fare is 2€ and tickets are sold upon entering the bus. Timetable is available HERE.
From the Port
To get from the harbour to Tallinn University you should take a taxi. You can find taxies in front of the terminal buildings (if you can’t find one, please turn to the information desk). The taxi ride to the university should cost approximately 7€. A healthy alternative is arriving on foot – Terminal D is located only 0.6 km and Terminals A & B 1.8 km away from the main campus.
Public transport. Public transport in Tallinn involves bus, tram and trolley bus services. A unified ticketing system is in effect and within the city borders there are no differentiated zones. A single fare (no return tickets are available) is 1€ if bought from kiosk beforehand. Tickets can also be purchased from the driver for the cost 1.6€. Tickets are valid only if punched or stamped on board. In kiosks hourly and daily tickets are also sold.
The rate is approximately 0.65€/km + starting fare 3 EUR.
Most of the taxis do not accept payments by card.
We recommend companies:
Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted)
Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted)
Reval takso, phone +372 6014 600
Taxi rates may slightly vary depending on the traffic and the company. Please note that most of the taxies accept only euro cash payments, therefore you should have a cash reserve. (Cashpoints and currency exchanges can be found at the airport, harbour, bus and railway stations.)
Tourist Information in the Old Town
Niguliste 2/Kullassepa 4
Phone +372 6457 777
Tourist Information in Viru Shopping Centre (Viru Keskus)
Viru Square 4
Phone +372 6101 557
Passport and Visa
A valid passport or EU & EEA national ID card is required to enter Estonia. Please make sure that your passport is valid until at least 3 months after your departure date from Estonia. Citizens of the EU & EEA do not need a visa to enter Estonia.
Estonia’s Time and Weather
Estonia follows EET (GMT+3:00) during the Daylight Savings Time in the summer. The weather is usually warm and sunny in early June, with average daily temperatures between 17º–22ºC. However, at night it might get cool and rain. Therefore, light comfortable clothes are ideal during the day time and a jacket may be required for evenings. Please see http://www.foreca.com/Estonia/Tallinn for latest forecasts.
Currency, Banks, Credit Cards
Estonia’s currency is the euro. Major international credit cards are widely accepted. See the Bank of Estonia website for further information about the currency and exchange rates: http://www.eestipank.info/frontpage/en/.
Upon arrival to Estonia you can find exchange points at the airport, railway station, harbour, and bus station.
Shops are usually open from 10am until 6pm on weekdays and on weekends. Larger department stores are open between 9am and 9pm. Best shopping facilities in Tallinn can be found at the city centre: Stockmann, Tallinna Kaubamaja, Viru Keskus etc. Many nice boutiques and handicrafts galleries can be found in the Old Town around the Town Hall Square.