Travel and Accommodation
Travel and other useful information.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located in Northern Europe in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. Getting here:
There are direct connections to the most major European cities. List of Airlines flying to Tallinn is available at the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport Website www.tallinn-airport.ee
Official Carrier - Lufthansa German Airlines
Lufthansa German Airlines brings you comfortably to the EFLA Regional Congress of Landscape Architecture - "Mind the Gap. Landscapes for a New Era"
Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking Tallinn with major cities around the world.
As the Official Airline to this event, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to all attendees (First, Business or Economy class).
Participants can choose to fly to Tallinn any time between 26.10.2011 and 11.11.2011.
To make your reservation, please click on this link - http://www.lufthansa.com/event-booking and enter the access code EEFJE in the “Access to Event Booking” area.
This will take you into an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
Please note that you may have to enable pop-ups on this site – otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available via your IATA / ARC Travel Agent – Estravel. Please contact Estravel by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are direct flights to Tallinn from the following cities:
Frankfurt – operated by Lufthansa
Munich – operated by Lufthansa
Amsterdam – operated by Estonian Air
Bremen – operated by Ryanair
Brussels – operated by Estonian Air
Copenhagen – operated by Estonian Air
Dublin – operated by Ryanair
Dusseldorf (Weeze) – operated by Ryanair
Helsinki – operated by Finnair
Goteborg – operated by City Airline
Kiev – operated by Estonian Air
Liverpool – operated by EasyJet
London – operated by Estonian Air, EasyJet and Ryanair
Milan – operated by Ryanair
Moscow – operated by Estonian Air
Oslo – operated by Estonian Air and Norwegian Airlines ans Ryanair
Prague – operated by Czech Airlines
Riga – operated by AirBaltic
Saint Petersburg – operated by Estonian Air
Stockholm – operated by Estonian Air and Ryanair
Trondheim – operated by Estonian Air
Vilnius – operated by AirBaltic
Warsaw – operated by LOT Polish Airlines
Getting from the airport to the city is very easy. Bus no. 2 leaves from the airport to the city centre and port every 30 minutes, and operates from 7 AM until midnight. The airport bus stop can be found in front of the departure hall. The downtown bus stop is located on Laikmaa Street, between the Tallink Hotel and the large Viru Centre, attached to the Sokos Hotel Viru. Tickets can be bought from the driver and it costs 1,6€ or in advance from kiosk and price is 0,96€.
A Taxi stand is also just outside the departure hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre is approximately 8-10€
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 an hour and a half.
Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.
Passenger terminals are located a short distance from the medieval Old Town.
Passenger information at the harbour: Port of Tallinn www.portoftallinn.com
The train from Tallinn to Moscow departures every day. The railway station is situated near the Old Town and harbour, address Toompuiestee 37, www.gorail.ee
International bus lines (Eurolines, Ecolines, Hansabuss) offer bus connections between Tallinn and many European cities. International and domestic bus lines arrive at and departure from Tallinn's Central Bus Station, address Lastekodu 46.
Passport and Visa
As of 21 December 2007, Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU and EEA member states are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport.
The Congress attendees who need any kind of official confirmation in order to get a visa or to simplify all the formalities in diplomatic institutions or travel agencies should contact the organizers at email@example.com or our PCO-Travel Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters will be sent out upon request after registration of the participant.
For more specific information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website
Currency: 1 Euro = 100 cents (since 2011)
Most larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diner’s Club and American Express.
Banks are plentiful and easy to find in Tallinn. Most are open from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays, while some offices are also open on Saturday mornings. All banks offer currency exchange services. Exchange offices can also be found in larger hotels, the airport, harbor, railroad station and major shopping centers.
Buses, trolleys and trams operate regularly from 6:00 to 24:00. Tickets can be purchased at newsstands for 0,96 EUR or from the driver for 1,6 EUR. You can also buy a 10 ticket package for 6,4 EUR.
The climate in Tallinn is characterized by a fairly cold winter, a cool spring with little precipitation, a moderately warm summer and a long and rainy autumn.
Weather forecast in the Internet: www.weather.ee/tallinn
Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours.
In summer: GMT + 3 hours.
To call Tallinn from abroad, dial your international access code and 372 for Estonia and then the telephone number. The GSM mobile phone system is available; please check compatibility with your operator.
Public Internet access points have been set up all over Estonia. They are located in local libraries and post offices. There are over 100 free wireless Internet zones around the country, many of them in rather unexpected places - beaches, Old Town squares, stadiums, and concert halls.
Useful phone numbers
National emergency number 112
Tourist Information Centre +372 645 7777