One of Europe’s emerging and most dynamic conference destinations, Estonia, impresses delegates with its combination of centuries-old charm and amazingly modern, high-quality facilities. First-time visitors are sure to be surprised by Estonia’s medieval ambiance and captivated by the beauty of its rugged coastlines and pristine natural environment. Tallinn, European Green Capital 2023. is the capital city of Estonia, with clean air and a relaxed vibe. Historical and cultural legacies from different eras contrast with its vibrant and creative urban environment.
Getting to Tallinn
International bus lines offer connections to Tallinn from several other European cities. International and intercity buses arrive and depart via the Tallinn Central Bus Station. In addition to many other European destinations, regular routes to and from Riga, Vilnius, and St. Petersburg operate several times per day.
The city’s international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. Many different airlines operate in Tallinn. See the webpage of Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport for more information on available routes and weekly schedules. Tallinn is well connected with Northern and Central Europe airports. Flight time from Helsinki is 15 minutes and from Riga 30 minutes.
You can travel through Latvia following the Via Baltica (E67) – it is the fastest route to Tallinn.
For Foreign Visitors
Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa zone. Nationals of the European Union, the European
Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia. There are also several other countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
Further information about visa application and traveling to Estonia, can be found on Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage.
The following map shows the location of the conference venues and recommended accommodations. Below is a list of affordable hotels, including discounts available to our delegates.
Tallinn is a compact city. It does not matter if you are arriving by ferry, plane or bus – you will find yourself in the city centre.The tram, which runs on electricity, stops right next to the airport and takes about 15 minutes to get to the heart of Tallinn. You can reach both the Old Town and the city centre from the bus station by hopping on a bus or tram. If you buy a Tallinn Card, public transport will be free!
Learn more about the public transport system in Tallinn.
All over Estonia you will find people willing and able to talk to you in several languages. English, Finnish and Russian are the most widely spoken.
The average temperature in October in the city is only 6°C, a drop of 6 degrees since September. Nights are quite cool, with an average minimum temperature of 2°C. During the day, the average temperature is 10°C, making it recommended to wear a jacket.
The Estonian currency is the euro (€). ATMs in the country dispense euros. Foreign currency can be easily exchanged.
Tallinn is a beautiful coastal city with a rich history where guests are always welcome. The city offers a varied selection of activities in a sustainable way that will allow you to enjoy Tallinn in all its beauty and versatility and also help to preserve it. Learn more about it in Make your visit to Tallinn Sustainable.