Tallinn's fairly extensive public transport network is made up of trains and trams, buses and a ferry, meaning visitors have a number of ways to get around. Buses are the backbone of Tallinn's transport network and can take visitors virtually anywhere in the city. Generally, bus services run between 5.30am and midnight.
The tram network only covers the central area of the city, while trolley buses connect western areas of Tallinn to the city centre. Those who want to travel in comfort can use taxis, which are readily available in the city centre. However, tourists would be wise to ask their hotels to a recommend a taxi operator, as scams on unsuspecting foreigners are common. Taxi booking apps such as Bolt and Uber are also options.
Those with an international driving licence have the option of hiring a car in Tallinn, as a number of car hire companies have offices at the airport or in the city centre. The city does experience a high volume of traffic, though, and foreigners will find road rules and the local driving style quite confusing. Signposts are not always clear, so it is best to use a satellite navigation system. There are plenty of parking lots in downtown Tallinn, and street-side parking is provided but must be paid for in advance on curbside machines.
The airport is two miles (4km) southeast of Tallinn city centre.
Tallinn Airport (TLL)
LocationThe airport is two miles (4km) southeast of Tallinn city centre.
Getting to the city
Tallinn City Transport Bus no.2 offers a connection to the city centre; there is a tramline that connects the airport to the city centre as well.
TimeGMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Car rental agencies operating at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, NU and Europcar.
Taxis are available at the airport. It is recommended to use an official airport taxi from the following companies: Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso and Tallinna Takso.
The airport is small but ultra-modern, and three banks operate here, providing ATMs and currency exchange. Other facilities include a post office in the departure hall, a large duty-free shop, a bar and snack bar, a library, luggage wrapping and storage services, travel agencies, and a business lounge.
Three parking areas are available at the airport. A kiss-and-fly zone car park is located on the ground floor of the parking garage, and is free for the first 10 minutes. Short-term parking in Lot A4 is about EUR 10 for the first hour, and about EUR 1 per 30 minutes thereafter, up to EUR 15 for 24 hours. Lot A2 has long-term rates of about EUR 14 for the first day and about EUR 4 per day thereafter.