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Tallinn Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Tallinn Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

plenty of comfy places where to rest and sleep as well of a decent number of cafeterias and duty free shops. - Marino

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Tallinn Airport.

What to Expect

  • The terminal closes an hour after the last flight, reopening two hours before the first morning flight. If you arrived on an evening flight, you can remain inside the terminal if you have proof of a morning flight.
  • The single terminal has several eateries, some shops, a bookstore, and a pharmacy. Everything closes early though; no 24-hour eateries.
  • Staff is welcoming, and there are security guards for the overnight guests who were allowed to stay at the airport.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Sleeping pods are available throughout the terminal.
  • Plenty of seating available for the few travelers in several themed lounges: cushioned seats, benches, armchairs, and even bean bags.
  • Floors are carpeted and appear to be in good shape and clean.
  • Generally quiet with few overnight interruptions.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can purchase entry to an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

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Tallinn Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Tallinn airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Business Lounge - Location: Airside, Schengen Area, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Hours: 1.5 hours prior to the first flight - last flight (approx. 10:00PM). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (€30.00) • Book Online (£20.00 - minimum 24 hour advance purchase is required)

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tallinn Airport. Connect to the “Airport Free” network. No registration required!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tallinn Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • Sleep Pods - once you are airside, there are a few free sleep pods for sleepy travellers to get some zzzz's.
  • Hotel Ülemiste - (8 min walk or 2 min ride from the airport) The hotel does not have its own shuttle, but public bus 2 between the airport (bus stop “Lennujaam”) and the front of the hotel (bus stop “Lindakivi”) every 20 to 30 minutes.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tallinn Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Art in the Airport - View works of art at the airport gallery, located landside on the 2nd Floor. Exhibits rotate every few months.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Available landside in the Arrivals area. If you are airside, you can withdraw cash at the Currency Exchange near Gate 3.
  • Baby Care Facilities - A total of six clearly-marked baby changing rooms are available throughout the terminal, each located next to a restroom. Strollers are available for use in the airport, free of charge, for babies and toddlers.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Children's Play Area - There are two playgrounds in the terminal. The larger of the two is the Lotte Playground, with a cool three-story playhouse for climbing and sliding, a built-in TV with cartoons, some bean bag chairs and coloring books. Location: airside (Schengen area), near Gate 5 and the Kalev Candy and Toy Store. The smaller playground is located near the Goods of Estonia non-Schengen area store.
  • Currency Exchange - Change It offers currency exchange landside and airside. Hours: 6:00AM until last flight (landside kiosk - Arrivals area) • Hours: 40 min before first flight departure until 11:00PM (airside kiosk - near Chiffonier).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Euroshop Tax Free, the main duty-free shop, is located just after the security check. Smaller Euroshop Tax Free shops are located near Gates 6 and 8 in the Schengen area, and near Gate 13 in the non-Schengen area. A small variety of retail shops are also available airside, as well as an R-Zone newsstands, both landside and airside. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour shops in the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there are no 24 hour food concession, however you will find food options available both Landside and Airside. There are also vending machines available (with some tasty treats at the main entrance location!!)
  • Information Desk - Location: landside, Departures Hall.
  • Library - Does the thought of curling up with a good book appeal to you? Tallinn Airport has a self-service library with comfortable seating and a wide variety of books in multiple languages. You can take a book with you and return it when you’re done, or even leave one of your own for another traveler to enjoy. Children’s books are also available. Location: airside, next to Kohver Sweetest Cafe Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Coin-operated luggage lockers are available at a rate of €2 per 24-hour period for a small locker (25x41x75cm) and €3 per 24-hours for a large locker (45x60x90cm). Location: Ground floor of the terminal. Safety deposit boxes are available for the storage of smaller items and important documents at a rate of €1 per 24 hours. Maximum storage period is 1 month. If you need to store a coat, gloves or other clothing items while you travel, you can use the airport’s wardrobe storage service for €2 per day, €9 for one week, €15 for two weeks and €5 per additional week. Children’s clothing can be stored for free with their parents’ clothing.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Protect your valuable with Pack & Fly baggage wrapping! Rates are: € 7 (suitcase), €8 - €10 (stroller), €12 (bicycle) and €10 for wrapping two pieces of luggage as one. They also offer insurance starting at €2 for €1,000 of coverage. Location: landside Hours: Open 1.5 hours before flights (closed between 11:00PM and 5:00AM).
  • Information Desk - An information booth is located Airside, departure gates hall. Hours: unknown.
  • Massage Chairs - available at the main entrance. Rates: unknown.
  • Pharmacy - Location: airside, near Euroshop Tax Free Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Prayer Room - An interfaith prayer room is located airside, between Chiffonier and Kalev Candy and Toy Store.
  • Showers - Available in the Nordea Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ].
  • Smoking Rooms - Four dedicated smoking rooms are available airside.

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Airport Hours

The terminal closes an hour after the last flight and reopens two hours before the first flight in the morning. If you have arrived on an evening flight you can remain inside the terminal with proof of a morning flight.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Tallinn Airport is accessed by city bus lines 2 and 65. Bus route 2 runs between the city center and Mõigu, via Tallinn Airport (both directions). Bus route 65 runs betweens the airport and Lasnamäe. Single bus tickets are sold onboard the bus for €1.60 each, payable by cash only. Public Transport Cards and Tallinn Cards, sold online and through various sales points, are also accepted. Tallinn Card offers free entry to over 40 popular attractions, unlimited use of public transportation and discounts to local stores and restaurants. For further information, visit the Tallinn Card website. For city bus route information, go to the Tallinn Transport website.

Some long distances also stop at the airport on the way to and from Tallinn. The airport bus station has a ticket vending machine, from which you can buy a bus ticket to Tartu. For long distance bus routes and information, go to the T Pilet website.

Car Rentals

The following onsite car rental agencies are located on the ground floor of the airport terminal: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, NÜ Car Rentals and Sixt.

Taxi

Taxi rates are not regulated by law in Estonia, so it’s best to use the services of an official Tallinn Airport taxi from one of three companies waiting ride outside of the terminal doors: Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso and Tulika Business. Make sure to agree on a rate before beginning your journey, and do not accept unsolicited offers of a ride from anyone at the airport. Pre-ordered taxis and taxis arriving at the airport are allowed to park temporarily in the airport car park, located in front of the terminal, for 15 minutes at no charge.

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Last Updated: 24 March 2017

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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