Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located in the northern part of the country on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Across the Gulf of Finland, 87 km north is Helsinki, 314 km to south is Riga, the capital of Latvia. These are the two cities you may consider as transfer points when travelling to Tallinn.
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Tallinn’s Lennart Meri International Airport is located on the edge of Tallinn about 4 km from the Old Town. (Yes, only 4! Still, we recommend to take a taxi). The most frequent flights to Tallinn service from Helsinki Airport (Finland) and Riga Airport, others are Stockholm Arlanda, Copenhagen Kastrup and Frankfurt at Main International. For the list of the airlines operating flights from Tallinn Airport check here and the direct destinations are listed here.
For the more adventurous or those wishing to visit cities and national history museums in neighbouring countries you will find excellent flight connections to Riga and Helsinki airports. It is easy to travel from Riga with very comfortable Luxexpress. The journey time is approximately four and a half hours, and there are numerous daily ferry crossings from Helsinki to Tallinn. The crossing takes two and a half or three hours.
Note Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET): GMT +2 hours.
For fans of music festivals you might be interested in joining Estonia’s next nation-wide song and dance celebration – the 12th Youth Song and Dance Celebration which takes place from 30th June to 2nd July 2017 (before the Pre-conference field excursion). Click Song Festival for more.