Sleeping in Airports

Tallinn Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tallinn Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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

TLL Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.

What to Expect

Tallinn Airport (code: TLL) has a small but modern terminal that handles flights across Europe. A second terminal is in the planning stages to accommodate low-cost carriers. Amenities include several eateries and shops, both landside and airside, massage chairs, a library, a free gym, and free WiFi. No eateries or shops are open 24 hours so plan ahead if you’re staying the night.  Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge (showers available!). See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Tallinn Airport Guide
The airport’s library (Photo courtesy of Tallinn Airport)

Where to Sleep

This airport does close nightly, opening two hours before the day’s first flight. If you arrived on an evening flight, it seems you can stay inside with proof of your morning flight. Check out the themed lounges that offer cushioned seats and benches and bean bags, but be prepared for chilly temperatures. Plenty of areas are carpeted, but a blanket or sleeping bag can make it easier to rest on the floor. For more on what to expect, check out our guide to sleeping in Tallinn Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.  For uninterrupted sleep, check out the free sleep pods for a little privacy while you nap. Otherwise, nearby nearby hotels offer shuttle service for fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tallinn Airport Guide.

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.

Quick Facts

Nearest Hotel:  Inside the Airport
Sleep Cabins or Pods: Yes
Day Rooms: Yes
Nearby Hotels with Shuttles: Mostly on request and for a fee

Tallinn Airport Sleep Pods
Photo courtesy of Tallinn Airport

When the prospect of sleeping on the floor or in a chair isn’t really doing it for you, there is some good news for those of you who are looking to sleep at Tallinn Airport in comfort.   If you are on a layover, there are free sleep pods, suitable for single passengers. A number of nearby hotels, located within a 10 minute drive, can arrange airport transportation for a fee.

Inside Airport Sleep Pods – On the airside, in the secure zone, there are a few free cocoon-like sleep pods for sleepy travellers to get some zzzz’s.

Hotels near Tallinn Airport

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.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Business Lounge – Location: Airside, Schengen Area, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

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

Communications

Family Services

  • 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.
  • 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.

Food & Drinks

  • 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

  • Information Desk – An information booth is located Landside in the departure gates hall. Hours: unknown.
  • Travel Agencies –  If you are arriving in Tallinn and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Estair, Estravel and Germalo Reisid are available.

Luggage

  • 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: €10 (suitcase), €18 (stroller), €18 (bicycle) and €18 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).

Medical Services

  • Pharmacy – Location: airside, near Euroshop Tax Free. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Mobile Charging

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the Arrivals area • Airside, Currency Exchange, near Gate 3.
  • 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).

Prayer

  • Prayer Room – An interfaith prayer room is located airside, between Chiffonier and Kalev Candy and Toy Store.

Rest & Relaxation

Shopping

  • 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.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Available in the Business Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ].

Smoking

  • Smoking Rooms – Four dedicated smoking rooms are available airside.

Other Airport Services

  • Fast Track – Make your way through security quicker with a Fast Track ticket. Rate: €7,00. Purchase at the Information Desk.

Things to do & see

  • Art in the Airport – View works of art at the airport gallery, located landside on the 2nd Floor. Exhibits rotate every few months.
  • 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.

This airport closes nightly, opening two hours before the day’s first flight. If you arrived on an evening flight, it seems you can stay inside the secure zone with proof of your morning flight.

Tallinn airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean • Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Belavia • EasyJet • Ellinair • Finnair • LOT • Lufthansa • Nordica • Norwegian • Ryanair • SAS • Transaviabaltika • Turkish • Wizz.

Bus

TLL airport is served by local bus No. 2 and No. 65. You can purchase a ticket direct from the driver (2€) or purchase in advance for cheaper prices, day passes, etc. For schedules, routes and more information, visit the Tallinn Airport website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar/Thrifty • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Dollar / Thrifty • Hertz • Interrent • National • NÜ Car Rentals • Sixt.

Tram

Tallinn airport is served by Tram Line No. 4 and the ride to the city centre takes approximately 17 minutes. You can buy a ticket directly from the driver (2€) or purchase in advance for cheaper prices, day passes, etc.

Taxis

The airport suggests using only the approved Airport Taxi service providers (Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso, Airport Taxi and Tulika Premium) in order to avoid unexpectedly high tolls. If you choose to use an unauthorized provider, you must meet them at the A4 Car Park area. Be sure to negotiate your rate before starting the ride.

Last updated: 2020-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.