Places in Estonia

Travel to Estonia

Flying to Estonia

Many European airlines connect Tallinn with major destinations across Europe such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, Paris, Riga and Stockholm, among other destinations.

Four airlines fly direct from London to Tallinn - airBaltic (, British Airways (, easyJet (, Ryanair ( and Wizz ( - such keen competition has helped to keep prices low, making Tallinn a popular weekend-break destination for British.

There are no direct flights from the USA.

The major airport is Tallinn Airport.

Flight times:

From London - 2 hours 45 minutes

From New York - 9 hours 35 minutes (including stopover)

From Sydney - 23 hours (including stopover)

Air passes:

A Visit Europe air pass from Oneworld ( can be used to visit Estonia. The Star Alliance Europe airpass ( also covers 40 European countries including Estonia.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: TLL. Location: Tallinn Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southeast of Tallinn, in northern Estonia. Money: There are bureaux de changes in both the public area and after security control. In the secure zone... Read more

Other airports in Estonia

Kärdla Airport

Airport Code: KDL. Location: The airport is located 5km (3 miles) east of the city. Website: Public transport description: Taxis run from central Kärdla to the airport (journey time - 20 minutes).

Travel by rail

A daily train to/from St Petersburg and Moscow is run by RZD Russian Railways ( There are no direct trains running from Western Europe through to Estonia but it's possible to do the journey via an indirect route. 

By rail note:

If travelling between Russia and the EU remember to check visa and documentation requirements well before travelling.

Getting to Estonia by boat

The Port of Tallinn ( handles both cargo and passenger traffic. As an active ferry and cruise hub, more than 10 million passengers pass through the passenger terminals every year. Regular ferry routes include Helsinki, Stockholm and St Petersburg.

Cruise ships:

Estonia is a popular stop in the summer for cruise ship itineraries touring the Baltics, Russia and Scandinavia. Fred Olsen (, Oceania ( and P&O Cruises ( all call at Port of Tallinn.

Ferry operators:

A ferry runs between Helsinki and Tallinn with departures around every few hours (more frequent between May and September). There is also a daily ferry service between Stockholm and Tallinn ports which takes 17 hours. Passengers must take a passport or some form of ID before travelling.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.