Arrival to Tallinn, TalTech
Public Transpsortation video guide
One way ticket can be purchased either from “R-kiosk” situated in the airport building or directly from the bus driver. Purchase a Public Transport Card from R-kiosk for the price of 2 € and load 23 euros on that card by giving money to the sales person and they will upload it on to the card. This first payment will allow you to ride for one month in Tallinn. After that, you would have to recharge it with another payment. The card is valid until the end of your study period.
One ride ticket
A ticket purchased from driver (at the price of 2 €) will grant you the right for one ride. You must only use exact cash to buy a ticket from the driver of the public transport vehicle. You must enter the public transport vehicle, using the front door, to purchase a one way ticket. A passenger will be required to keep the one way ticket until the end of the ride. One way tickets are not marked, punched or validated. Until EU students have received the Estonian ID card and registered your living place in Tallinn, you will have to pay for a full price ticket.
Validating your public transportation card
Validate your journey with the Public Transport Card immediately after entering the public transport vehicle. Validators are located by every door in all vehicles. When a Public Transport Card is validated, the apparatus checks that the passenger has a valid ticket or the right to discounted travel. If the passenger does not have a ticket but has sufficient funds on their card, they are issued with a 1-hour e-ticket. If they do not have sufficient funds on their card, they are not permitted to travel – they must purchase a ticket from the driver or exit the vehicle.
Leaving from the Tallinn airport you can use public transportation or take a taxi.
Here is a map, how to walk from the airport to the bus stop. Bus no 45 is connecting the univesrity and the airport.
Leaving from Tallinn Bus Station
Leaving from Port of Tallinn
Travelling to TalTech campus by public transportation
From the city center, near Kaubamaja and Viru shopping Centre area – take either trolley nr 3 or bus nr 36.
Trolley nr 3 from “Kaubamaja” stop (near the big shopping center called “Viru”/Kaubamaja ) or from Freedom Square and get off at “Keemia” stop that is just next to TalTech campus – you can see the TalTech main buildings, library and Academic hostel is ahead.
The trip takes about 20-25 min.
Bus nr 36 from “Viru” bus stop or Freedom Square to “Tehnikaulikool” stop that is just in front of TalTech main building.
The trip takes about 20-25 min.
You can also use the taxi which will deliver you from the airport directly to your living place. Taxies are available right at the airport and will charge you around 15 Euros. Tallinn is a quite small city, if it is not rush hour, you should arrive everywhere within 30 minutes.
Alternatively you can order taxi by phone which will arrive within 10 minutes and by doing so, the fee for the taxi will be slightly smaller.
www.taksod.net or use taxi apps as: Uber or Taxify
For a bit higher fee you can get high quality taxi in 10 minutes at any time of any day:
- Tulika: phone +372 612 0000 / +372 1200
- Tallink: phone +372 640 8921 / +3721921
The Academic hostel Address on campus is Akadeemia tee 11/1, 12611 Tallinn. It is open 24/7. Please go there first, even you have got the place in Endla 4. Cost of one ride, from the airport to the Academic hostel should be between 10-15 euros, depends on which company taxi do you use.