Getting to Tallinn

There are direct flights to Tallinn from around 30 European cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London (Luton, Stansted), Milan Bergamo, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Warsaw, and Vilnius. For information on these and other connections, see the web site of Tallinn Airport.

There are also ferry connections from/to Stockholm and Helsinki, see the web pages of Tallink and Linda Line for details.

Getting from the airport to town

The city is 4 kms from the airport and you can reach it by bus or taxi.

Regular bus line No. 2 takes you from the airport to the stop “A. Laikmaa”, which is centrally located about 50m from the conference venue (Sokos Viru Hotel). Check the schedule of buses from Tallinn airport (Lennujaam) to the city centre (A Laikmaa) and the schedule of buses from A. Laikmaa to Tallinn airport. Make sure you get off at the stop “A. Laikmaa” and then cross or go around Viru shopping centre to reach the hotel. The travel time is about 13 minutes in normal traffic conditions (count about 18-20 minutes in peak raffice). Single journey tickets can be bought in cash from the driver for €2. The bus departs from the airport’s lowest level, down the escalator from the arrivals hall.

The taxi fare from the airport to city centre can vary between 5 and 8 euros. There is a taxi rank at the exit of the airport (right in front of the exit from customs).

When taking a taxi from the city, do make sure that you check the fares before getting into the taxi (they are printed on the window) to avoid an excessive fare.


An online map and several printable maps of Tallinn can be found here.


Estonia uses East-European Time, EET, which is one hour ahead of Central European Time, CET, in other words GMT+3 in summer.


The electricity supply is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.


The country code for Estonia is +372. There are no area codes. The prefix for international calls is 00. The emergency number is 112.
There are 3 mobile providers: EMT, Tele 2 and Elisa.
There are no public payphones in Estonia.

Public transport and taxis

Information about public transport in Tallinn can be found here.

We recommend the following taxi companies: Tulika Takso (phone 1200), Reval Takso (phone 1207), Tallink Takso (phone 1921) and Marabu (phone 650 0006). When taking a taxi from other companies, we recommend that you check the fares on the taxi’s window. You can demand a printed receipt from the taxi. 

Both Taxify and Uber operate in Tallinn.