Getting in and About


From the Airport

To get to Tallinn University from the Airport, you can take a taxi. There are taxis available in front of the Airport building. Since Tallinn Airport is fairly small you will easily see the taxis waiting in front of the arrivals gate. The cost of a taxi drive to the Tallinn University should be approximately 13 EUR. About the same rate applies when driving to one of the pre-booked hotels.

You can also use public transportation. The bus stop is located in front of the arrivals terminal. You can take Bus No.2 to get to the city centre and get off at A. Laikmaa Street (next to Viru Keskus). Alternatively, you can take Tram No.4 to Keskturg. In either case, the university is within a 10 minute walk from the stop.

Tickets are sold by the driver upon entering. Both paper tickets and rechargeable smart cards are available also from the R-Kiosk in the Passenger Terminal. The ticket costs 2 EUR when bought from the driver and will grant you the right for one ride; prices are cheaper with smartcards. See webpage for more details on smartcards. You can also buy ticket by mobile phone, more details here.

You can consult the bus and tram timetables online (find the stop named ”Lennujaam”, which is the Estonian for Airport).

There is Airport Shuttle service available at Tallinn Airport. Price for 1–7 people to the city centre is 18 EUR. Price for further destinations are subject to agreement. As a means of payment cash and credit cards are accepted. In order to save time it is recommended to pre-order your transfer by sending an e-mail to


From the Port of Tallinn

To get to Tallinn University from the harbour, you can take a taxi. You can find taxis in front of the harbour building (and if you can’t find one, please turn to the information desk). The taxi drive to Tallinn University should cost approximately 7 EUR.

Alternatively, you can get to the university on foot; it is a 10-15 minute walk from the harbour.


From the Coach Station

The easiest way to get to Tallinn University is to take a taxi. If you do not mind a 20-minute walk, it is also possible to get there on foot.




To accommodate conference participants, a number of rooms have been reserved at hotels from among which every participant should find a suitable option. Taxes and breakfast are included in the room rate.

When making reservations, please remember to add or use booking reference code in order to avail of the special price offered by the hotels. Booking reference codes are provided below.


Nordic Hotel Forum
Viru väljak 3, Tallinn

The new and modern four star Nordic Hotel Forum is located in the heart of Tallinn just within walking distance from shopping, business and entertainment areas. All the rooms are elegantly furnished and each detail carefully considered, even the most demanding guests yield to the offered comfort. All rooms include air conditioning, LCD TV set, SAT TV, direct dial phone, minisafe, minibar, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi wireless coverage. On the top floor of the hotel a spa center with saunas and small fitness center open to hotel guests.
To get to the Nordic Hotel Forum from the Airport using public transportation, we suggest to take Tram No.4 and exit at Hobujaama stop. Or you can take Bus No.2 and exit at A.Laikmaa stop. The hotel is situated nearby.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1,0 km (12 minute walking distance).

Rate: 139 euros/night/single
• Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, access to the Leisure Center, WiFi,
• For bookings please use link:


Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn
Narva mnt 7C, 10117 Tallinn

Park Inn Central is ideally located in the heart of Tallinn where the Old Town is a mere stone’s throw away. The hotel is ten minutes on foot from the Port of Tallinn and 3 km from airport. All Hotel Central’s guestrooms have up-to-date décor and offer multi-channel and pay TV, free WiFi Internet and blackout curtains. Each room has a mini-bar, hairdryer and direct-dial telephone. Hotel facilities also include a conference centre and Cafe Kompass for fine-dining.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,6 km (10 minute walking distance).

Rate: 89 euros/night/single and 94 euros/night/double
• Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi.
• For booking, please use the following link:


Tallink City Hotel

A.Laikmaa 5, Tallinn

The history of the Tallink City Hotel building, the former Service Centre house, dates back to 1974 when the building, designed by the architect Maimu Kaarnaväli, was opened in Tallinn’s city centre. Back then, it was home to several of the contemporary service workshops: Lembitu, Junor, Kiir and many others. In 1978, a thousand people were working in the giant building. Located in the heart of Tallinn, in close proximity to shopping centres and within just a few minutes’ walk from the marvellous Old Town, Tallink City Hotel provides comfortable accommodation for both business guests visiting the city and tourists spending a weekend here.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,7 km (10 minute walking distance).

Rate: 96 euros/night/single. 

• Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi.
• For bookings, please send an e-mail to and use password: ISCH2019


Tallink Express Hotel
Sadama 9, Tallinn

Tallink Express Hotel is located only 10-minute walk from Tallinn’s Old Town. The hotel’s 166 comfortable rooms, restaurant Tempo, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a business corner, large car park and even a children’s play area quarantee you a memorable stay.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1,3 km (14 minute walking distance).

Rate: 68 euros/night/single.
• Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi.
• For bookings please send an e-mail to and use password: ISCH2019


Public Transportation in Tallinn


Public transport in Tallinn includes buses, trams and trolley buses. Tickets can be purchased from the bus/tram drivers at a cost of 2 EUR (discounted tickets are available at 1 EUR). For more intensive travel, you can purchase a smart card and add a 1-day, 3-day or a 5-day ticket. More information can be found here.


A taxi ride costs approximately 0.55 EUR/km + starting fare 2.88 EUR. Many of the Taxi companies do not accept payments by card. The taxi fares may slightly vary depending on the traffic and company.

We recommend using the following companies:

  • Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted)
  • Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted)

You can use also Uber or Taxify service in Tallinn.

Internet connection


You will be able to access the free network connection called TLU in Tallinn University campus. Most of the cafes in town have free internet connection. All the hotel rooms also have WIFI. You can also use your institute’s eduroam account at Tallinn University.


Passport and Visa


A valid passport is required to enter Estonia. Please make sure that your passport is valid until at least 3 months after your departure date from Estonia. Citizens of European Union countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia. Check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website if you are in any doubt. There you will find the latest information about visas and details of Estonian embassies abroad, where they can be obtained.

If you need an official invitation for visa, please contact the Conference Secretariat:


Estonian Time and Weather


Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 3 hours during the Daylight Savings Time in summer. The weather is usually pleasant in June with average daily temperatures between 15–21ºC. However, at night it might get cool and rain is usual. Therefore, light comfortable clothes are ideal during the day and a jacket may be required for evenings. Please see the “Weather in Estonia” homepage for the latest forecast.


Currency, Banks, and Credit Cards


The national currency is the EURO. Major international credit cards are widely accepted. Further information about currency and exchange rates on Estonian Bank’s website.

Upon arrival to Estonia you can find exchange points in airport, railway station, harbour and bus station.