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) stands out with its small yet modern terminal, catering to flights across Europe. A second terminal is in the works, specifically designed for low-cost carriers. The airport boasts a range of amenities, including eateries and shops, massage chairs, a library, and free WiFi. While none of the eateries or shops operate 24/7, this can be easily managed with some pre-planning.  Economy class passengers can access an airport lounge for a fee, with showers for a refreshing break. Check out the guide below for more details on the location and access to these lounges.

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

Sleeping in Tallinn Airport

If you arrive on an evening flight, it seems you can stay inside with proof of your morning flight. Staff are reported to be welcoming towards overnight sleepers, but be prepared for bright lights and chilly temperatures. Plenty of areas are carpeted, but a blanket or sleeping bag can make rest on the floor easier. One reviewer recommended a black couch in front of Duty-Free as a comfortable resting place. 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 hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. If you arrive on an evening flight, it seems you can stay inside the secure zone with proof of your morning flight.

Airport Hotels

Quick Facts

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel within walking distance, and the city centre is a 15-minute drive away.

Hotels near the airport
  • Mercure Tallinn – Within walking distance of the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Ülemiste – The hotel does not have a shuttle, but public bus #2 between the airport (bus stop “Lennujaam”) and the front of the hotel (bus stop “Lindakivi”) departs every 20 to 30 minutes.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Tallinn, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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 using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

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

Related Pages: Tallinn Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

denisacunha tells us that water bottle refill stations and water fountains with fresh chilled drinking water are available around the gate areas, both international and domestic. (May 2024)

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food concessions; however, you will find food options available both Landside and Airside. Vending machines are also available (with some tasty treats at the main entrance!).

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Coin-operated luggage lockers are available at a rate of €2/24 hours for a small locker (25x41x75cm) and €3/24 hours for a large locker (45x60x90cm). Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Safe deposit boxes are available to store smaller items and important documents at a rate of €1/24 hours. Maximum storage period is one month.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us, “There are several areas (airside and landside) for charging your phones or computers. All restaurants have charging ports and there is also a large area with comfy chairs by Gates 5 and 8.” (June 2022)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Pay to enter the Business Lounge and access the shower facilities inside. See the Airport Lounges section for location.

WiFi/Internet

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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-storey playhouse for climbing and sliding, a built-in TV with cartoons, some bean bag chairs and colouring books. Location: Airside, Schengen area, near Gate 5. The smaller playground is located near the Goods of Estonia non-Schengen area store.

Fast Track – Make your way through security quicker with a Fast Track ticket. Rate: 9€. Purchase at the Information Desk. Some business class, premium economy class or airline cardholders may be able to access a Fast Track ticket for free.

Information Desk – An information booth is located Landside in the Departures Hall. Hours: unknown.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Protect your valuables with Pack & Fly baggage wrapping! Rates: €12 (suitcase), €20 (stroller/bicycle/wrapping two pieces of luggage as one). Location: Landside, Departures Hall. Hours: 4:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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. Hours: 6:00 AM until last flight (Landside kiosk, Arrivals area) • Hours: 40 min before first flight departure until 11:00 PM (Airside kiosk, near Gate 3).

Pharmacy – Location: Airside, near Euroshop Tax Free. Hours: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Prayer Room – An interfaith prayer room is located Airside, near Gate 1.

Shopping – Euroshop Tax-Free, the main duty-free shop, is located just after the security check. A smaller Euroshop Tax-Free shop is located near Gate 13 in the non-Schengen area. A small variety of retail shops are also available Airside, as well as R-Zone newsstands, both Landside and Airside. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour shops in the airport.

Smoking Rooms – Four dedicated smoking rooms are available Airside. Locations: Gallery • Gates 6, 7 & 12.

Things to do & see

  • Art in the Airport – View works of art at the airport gallery, with exhibits rotating every few months. Location: Landside, 2nd Floor.
  • 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 traveller to enjoy. Children’s books are also available. Location: Airside, near Gate 2. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Travel Agencies –  If you are arriving in Tallinn and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, several travel agencies with offices at the airport can be of assistance. Estair, Estravel and Germalo Reisid are available.

Airlines
Tallinn airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Diamond Sky • Finnair • LOT • Lufthansa • Norwegian • NyxAir • Pegasus Airlines • Ryanair • SAS • SmartLynx • SunExpress Airlines • Swiss Air • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

TLL airport is served by local buses No. 2 and No. 65. The journey from the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes. You can purchase a ticket directly from the driver (2€) or 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 on-site: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar/Thrifty • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • National • NÜ Car Rentals • SIXT.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

The airport suggests using only the approved Airport Taxi service providers (Tallink Takso and Forus Takso) to avoid unexpectedly high tolls. If you use an unauthorized provider, you must meet them at the A4 Car Park area. Be sure to negotiate your rate before starting the ride. Passengers can also use the Bolt and Forus apps to book taxis to and from the airport.

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 (1.50€) or purchase in advance for cheaper prices, day passes, etc.

Layover Sightseeing

Do you want to make the most of your stopover or long layover by leaving the airport to do some sightseeing?  Check out our Tallinn Airport Layover Sightseeing guide or explore Things to do in Tallinn on Tripadvisor.

Last updated: 2024-02-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.