People who want to visit Tallinn can get there via a number of transportation methods. Normally, tourists arrive by air, by boat, by bus, by train, or by car.

Arrival by Air: The main airport that is used by tourists is the Tallinn Airport. Both domestic and international flights arrive and depart from this airport every day. It is very close to the city, and bus number 2 takes you to the city centre in just about 10 minutes. The ticket can be bought from the news kiosk in the airport or from the driver. A taxi drive from the airport to the city centre costs around €1.60.

Arrival by Boat: There are regular ferries and high-speed ferries that travel from Tallinn to Helsinki and back again many times a day. There are also ferries that travel between Tallinn and Stockholm. Information about ferries can be found on the Port of Tallinn website. The port is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, but also bus number 2 or a taxi can be taken to the city centre. Tallink Silja ships to Helsinki and Stockholm operate from D-terminal.

Arrival by Bus: There are different bus companies that connect Tallinn to various European cities. Contact the Tallinn Central Bus Station for more information. To get to the city from the bus station take a tram number 2 or 4 or a bus number 17 or 17A.

Arrival by Train: There is a daily train service between Tallinn and Moscow, operated by GoRail: www.gorail.ee.

Arrival by bicycle: convinient to follow Eurovelo route signs. No. 1 from west (towards Paldiski, Haapsalu) leads you through the city and Old Town and goes towards Narva. Quite a lot of the bicycle road is separated from cars and follows the coastline. Be aware of locking your bike and find a secure place at the acommodation to park your bicycle for overnight somewhere indoors.

Arrival by Car: In Estonia, as in continental Europe, the traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road. Estonian law requires an international driver's license and a valid insurance policy. During daylight hours, dipped headlights or daytime driving lights must be switched on. After dark, the main headlights must be switched on. The driver and the passengers must wear seatbelts at all times. 

Speed limits are as follows, unless marked otherwise:

  1. In residential areas: 20 km/h
  2. In built-up areas (towns and villages): 50 km/h 
  3. Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h (in summer, some roads allow maximum speeds of 100 or 110 km/h.

These all rules are very important. If it is not possible to travel Tallinn by own car, it is possible to take a car hire Tallinn or Tallinn Airport. Anyway with own or hired car it is much more comfortable to travel Tallinn by a car.