Tallinn travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn offers a glimpse into Eastern European cultural traditions, foods and history. The country is relatively small, making it easy to travel between Tallinn and other cities in the region.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tallinn

1. Kadriorg Palace

The palace was built for Catherine I of Russia and now features foreign art exhibitions for guests. Adult entrance prices are 6.5 euros.

2. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

This orthodox cathedral in Old Town was built entirely by public donations in the 19th century.

3. Tallinn Botanical Garden

These are the largest botanical gardens in Estonia and are located near to Kloostrimetsa forest in the Pirita district.

4. Estonian Open Air Museum

This reconstructed historical village has daily tours, where guides explain the daily routines and cultural practices of ancient Estonians.

5. Lahemaa National Park

Located 70km outside of the city, this Park offers many trails for hiking as well as lakes, bogs and sandy seashore terrains.

Where to Eat in Tallinn

III Draakon is a nice medieval-themed tavern in the Old Town serving Eastern European cuisine. Pastry prices are modest at 1-3 euros.

When to visit Tallinn

Tallinn in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 60
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tallinn in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 60
1 night at 3-star hotel

August and September are the best months to visit due to the warm weather, cultural festivals and long daylight hours.

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How to Get to Tallinn

Plane

Lennart Meri Tallinn International Airport is located 5km outside of the city center. RyanAir and EasyJet have flights from London to Tallinn for around 60 euros one way.

Train

The Railway Station (Balti jaam) is right in the center of Old Town, with daily international trains to destinations such as Latvia, Russia and Poland.

Car

Motorways T1-4 will take you from the capital to other notable Estonian cities of Tartu, Parnu and Narva.

Bus

EcoLines and LuxExpress have routes from other Eastern European cities for around 15 euros one way.

Airports near Tallinn

Airlines serving Tallinn

Lufthansa
Good (1,079 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,334 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,782 reviews)
KLM
Good (264 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (948 reviews)
British Airways
Good (766 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (304 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (851 reviews)
Iberia
Good (549 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (474 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (156 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (584 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (332 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (67 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,029 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (270 reviews)
Finnair
Good (354 reviews)
LOT
Good (216 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (120 reviews)
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Where to stay in Tallinn

Goodson & Red Pronksi 3 Apartments are self-catering flats located right near the Nordea Concert Hall. Nightly rates start at 170 euros.

Popular neighbourhoods in Tallinn

Old Town – The center of the city is one of the best preserved medieval towns with the highest concentration of hotels, restaurants and bars.

Pirita – This seaside area has lots of luxury houses and is considered one of the more wealthier neighborhoods.

Kalamaja – Here in the old fishing quarter you can find lots of local favorite bars and restaurants.

Most popular hotel in Tallinn by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Tallinn

Most booked hotels in Tallinn

Hestia Hotel Susi
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 74+
Hotel Tallinn by Mercure
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 96+
Hostel Tallinn
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 44+
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How to Get Around Tallinn

Public Transportation

There are many buses and trams in the capital. A single ride ticket can be bought for 2 euros from the driver, while a reloadable SmartCard can be bought at the R-Kiosk station.

Taxi

Taxi prices start at 2.5 euros and will cost around 6 euros per trip.

Car

Daily rental vehicle prices start at 50 euros a day and can be picked up at Tallinn Airport or in dowtown.

Car rental agencies in Tallinn

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The Cost of Living in Tallinn

Shopping Streets

Viru Centre in Old Town sells souveniers for tourists and has lots of cafes and restaurants. Telliskivi Shopping Street sells more crafts and independent designs from local Estonian culture.

Groceries and Other

Solaris and ABC Supermarkets are the main food shopping stores in Tallinn. A dozen eggs costs 1.2 euros.

Cheap meal
C$ 11.56
A pair of jeans
C$ 98.34
Single public transport ticket
C$ 2.31
Cappuccino
C$ 3.41