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Travelling to Estonia

Arrival by air

The city's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. Its convenient location – just 4 km from the city centre – means transport to most destinations takes surprisingly little time. In addition, there are many connecting flights from Riga Airport (Latvia) and Helsinki Airport (Finland). From Helsinki, it is also possible to fly to Tartu Airport.


Information on international and domestic airlines can be found here.

The airport's information service point is located in the departure hall. It opens 2 hours before the day's first flight and closes after the last arriving flight. Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport: ph. +372 605 8888,

Arrival by sea

Ships from Helsinki bring thousands of travellers to Tallinn's busy passenger port each day. There is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm and a semi-weekly cruise ship connection to St Petersburg.


Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.

The largest ferry operators are Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line.

The world's largest cruise agencies have included Tallinn in their itineraries – the city receives over 300 calls per season, making it the third busiest cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region.

Arrival by bus

Two international bus lines offer connections to Tallinn from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tallinn with Riga, Vilnius and St Petersburg operate several times a day.


International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines. 
Domestic bus lines, fares and timetables can be found here.

International and intercity buses arrive and depart via the Tallinn Central Bus Station (Tallinna Autobussijaam): Lastekodu 46, ph. +372 680 0909.

Travelling to Tartu

Travelling to Tartu from Tallinn: the most convenient would be to take the Lux Express coach from Tallinn. The buses leave every hour, from Tallinn Coach Station (address:  Lastekodu 46, 10144, Tallinn) to Tartu Coach Station (address: Turu 2, 51014, Tartu). The journey lasts for 2.5 hours, but time flies when you are seated in the lounge area. The coaches have free WiFi, hot beverages and an entertainment system onboard. The bus also stops at the Tallinn airport when going to Tartu and on the return journey as well. Bus tickets can be bought from here or also from Tallinn Coach Station.

The Elron train service has regular trips between Tallinn and Tartu a few times a day. The train leaves from Balti Jaam in Tallinn (address: Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn) to Tartu Railway Station (address: Vaksali 6, Tartu). Tartu Railway Station is located in a historical station building 1.5 km from the city centre. The journey lasts from 2 hours. Train tickets can be bought from here or also at the stations or from the train.

Transport within Tartu

Information about the public transportation system in Tartu, please click here. For taxi service, the app Bolt is very popular; we also recommend electrical taxies (call +372 5749 5749 or +372 5685 8954  to order) or the Tartu Taxi company (call +372 730 0200 to order).


Entry into Estonia - visa information

 Nationals of the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area and any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen
State does not need a visa to enter Estonia. Non-EU citizens are advised to check the requirements at the web site of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Estonia does not have embassies in many countries. In some cases, embassies of other Schengen States represent Estonia in visa procedures. If there is neither an Estonian embassy nor a representative embassy of a specific country, the visa applicant must visit the nearest Estonian embassy. It is advised to start the visa application procedure well in advance.


Please note there is no insurance for Congress participants provided by the Congress organisers. Congress participants are recommended to arrange their own insurance in case of sickness or injury. The congress organisers, accommodation providers or institutions visited are not responsible for any medical problems or personal loss and will not refund any expenses connected with such events. It is recommended that you take out an insurance policy before leaving your country.