Getting to Tallinn
There are direct flights to Tallinn from around 30 European cities including Amsterdam, Bremen, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London (Gatwick, Luton, Stansted), Milan Bergamo, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Vilnius. For information on these and other connections, see the web site of Tallinn Airport.
Tickets for flights of the following companies are only sold online by the airlines in question: easyJet from Liverpool and London Stansted, norwegian.com from Oslo Gardermoen, Ryanair from Bremen, Dublin, Düsseldorf Weeze, Girona, London Luton, Milan Bergamo, Oslo Rygge and Stockholm Skavsta, and Flybe from Oulu, Stockholm Bromma, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa.
Flights of other airlines can be booked via the usual travel booking channels.
Getting from the airport to town
The city is 4 kms from the airport and you reach it by taxi, shuttle or regular bus.
The shuttle service runs to central hotels. There is a desk of the company just outside the customs exit door. The ticket costs 7 EUR.
Regular bus line No. 2 and 90K (timetables) takes you from the airport to the city (close to the conference venue).
Bus line no. 2 runs throughout the day. You are travelling from “Lennujaam” (Airport) in the direction of “Reisisadam” (Passenger Port). The most centrally located stop in the city center is “A. Laikmaa” in front of Hotel Tallink and very close to Viru hotel. The travel time there is 13 min.
Bus line no. 90K is a special airport bus. It departs from the airport at every full and half hour between 7.30 and 18.30. There are many central stops. Bus no. 90K is NOT part of the general public transportation ticket system of Tallinn. The ticket costs 2 EUR.
Map of Tallinn (1)
Map of Tallinn (2)
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 (fire brigade, ambulance) is 112. For police only, dial 110.
There are 3 mobile providers: EMT, Tele 2 and Elisa (linked to Vodafone).
There are no public payphones in Estonia.
Tallinn is packed with public WiFi hotspots (some 375 in all Tallinn, whereof some 200 are in the center). In particular, you can connect yourself in any decent cafeteria or pub (look out, e.g., for Reval Cafes). Check out this index of public WiFi hotspots in the country (green – free wifi zones, red – for payment). The list of free Wifi hotspots by Elion (the landline provider) is here.
WiFi or wired access to the internet is also offered by all hotels. In reasonable hotels, this service is complimentary.
Public transport and taxis
We recommend the following taxi companies: Reval Takso (phone 621 2111), Marabu (phone 650 0006) and Tallink Takso (phone 1921). When taking a taxi from other companies, we recommend that you check the tariffs on the taxi’s window. You can demand a printed receipt from the taxi.