Tallinn Airport (TLL)
The airport of Tallinn is small, but very pleasant. Flight handling takes place very quickly, although it may take extra time during the summer (peak season). At the end of March, a new section was opened, after Estonia joined the Schengen zone. In the new section, passport checks no longer take place for travelers from the Schengen countries (including the Netherlands).
Rates mentioned here are in Estonian kroner, which has a fixed exchange rate against the euro, €1.00 is worth approximately 15 kroner (March 2008). In the shops, prices are also often indicated in euros.
There is no train connection to Tallinn Airport.
Car and bus
The airport is located close to Tallinn, at a little over 4 kilometers to the southeast of the city. From Tallinn, take the highway to Tartu (Tartu mantee), the directions to the airport are clearly indicated.
In front of the terminal building, there is a bus stop for bus line 2, which departs for the city center every 20 minutes during the daytime. A bus ticket costs 15 kroner and it can be purchased from the bus driver or at the magazine stand in the terminal building. The exact timetable of this bus is posted, look for the ‘Moigu-Reisisadam’, and then the bus stop ‘Lennujaam’, which means 'airport'.
There are also mini vans that will take you to the city for 20.00 kroner.
In the Arrivals Hall there are service desks of car rental companies: Avis, Balti Autoliising, Budget, Europcar, National and Hertz. You can also book a car in advance at EasyTerra, which offers a comparison of various providers.
In front of the Arrivals Hall, there are always plenty of taxis. A ride to the center of Tallinn costs between 80.00 and 100.00 kroner. There are two taxi companies: Tulika Taxi (tel: +372(0)612 0000) and Linna Taxi (+372(0)644 2442).
In front of the terminal building, parking area A is located. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, the next 45 minutes the rate is 10.00 kroner per 15 minutes, and then 40.00 kroner per hour, after five hours, the daily rate of 180.00 kroner applies. After the first day, the rate is 80.00 kroner per day, and after a week the rate is 50.00 kroner per day. For further information about parking (tel: +372(0)605 8146).
The Hotel Ülemiste (tel: +372(0)603 2600) and Hotel Susi (tel: +372(0)630 3300) are located near the airport. Other hotels close to the airport are located at the east side of the city center Reval Hotel Olümpia (tel: +372(0)631 5333) and Swissôtel Tallinn (tel: +372(0)624 0000). For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, which offers a wide range of hotels at very reasonable internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There are a very limited number of shops at Tallinn Airport. There is a general store with tobacco, alcohol and perfumes, a newspaper and magazine stand and - which is quite special - a shop called Havanas Humidor with genuine Cuban cigars. The number of places to eat and drink are also limited. On the first floor, there is a cafeteria and there are two snack bars behind the security check.
The lost and found counter is located in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +372(0)605 8313). In the Departure Hall, there are baggage safes, but you need to go to the information iesk to gain access. You can order porters (tel: +372(0)605 8300).
The staff at the information desk (tel: +372(0)605 88 88) not only can tell you more about arrival and departure times and about the airport, but also about public transport and hotels.
The Tallinn Airport Lakeside Lounge is open to Business Class passengers of Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, Aero Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM and passengers that possess a Priority Pass. In addition to free drinks and snacks, it also provides computers with internet access. The lounge has separate sections for smokers and non-smokers. The Ülemiste Hotel has a business center, meeting rooms and conference halls (see under Hotels).
Tallinn Airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are modified elevators, toilets, and free wheelchairs to and from the plane, there are also wheelchair slopes. Immediately in front of the terminal building, there are disabled parking spaces.
Tallinn Airport may not be big, but there are five travel agencies with offices at the airport, and three banks, in addition, there are exchange offices and ATM's, as well as a post office.
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +372(0)605 8888
Fax: +372(0)605 8433
IATA airport code: TLL
ICAO airport code: EETN