About Tallinn

Tallinn is the beautiful capital city of Estonia, borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. A forward-thinking centre of commerce, culture and history, Tallinn welcomes guests to enjoy the splendors of the past and the cosmopolitan comforts of today. To discover Tallinn please refer to: Visit Tallinn.

Travel information

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. It takes only up to 10 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel by taxi, and vice versa. However, during certain hours (between 4-6 p.m. on business days) it would be advisable to plan for longer travel times in case of traffic jams. Taxis are available 24/7 at taxi stops located in the front of the airport building and the hotel. The estimated fare for the 10 minute taxi ride would be around 7-8 Euros. You are entitled to request the receipt from the driver.
Expenses, such as hotel and travel costs, will not be reimbursed by the conference organisers.

Visa information

Information on visa process is available on the web page of Estonian Foreign Ministry

Telecommunication network

The GSM mobile phone system is available; please check compatibility with your operator. Mobile Prepaid Service SIM Cards (Simpel, Smart, Zen, Diil) from different local mobile operators are available at most newsstands and supermarkets.
The Country Code is: +372 + phone number.

Internet

There are over 300 free wireless Internet zones around the city, including OldTown squares, concert halls, pubs and restaurants.

Currency

National currency is Euro. Larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diner’s Club and American Express. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. Traveler’s cheques can be exchanged in most banks, but are less likely to be accepted in shops. There is plenty of banks in Tallinn that can be easily found. Most of them are opened from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, while some offices are also opened on Saturday mornings. All banks offer currency exchange services. Exchange points can also be found in larger hotels, airport, harbor, railroad station and major shopping centers.

Language

Estonia’s official language is Estonian. English, Russian and Finnish are also understood and widely spoken.

Time Zone

Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours (Standard time zone +2 hours and daylight saving time + 1 hour).

Health Care and Safety

You should feel perfectly safe to eat and drink everything and the tab water all over Estonia is absolutely safe. Residents of E.U. countries are eligible for receiving free emergency medical care.
Emergency number is 112

Supply

The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

Getting around:

Taxis are also available 24/7 at taxi stops. Additionally, taxis can be ordered by phone. For further information, please refer to: Taxis. For public transport routes and schedules, please refer to: Routes and scedules in Tallinn. The fares and other information on Tallinn public transport tickets is available at Public transport in Tallinn.

If you use a smartphone and are also willing to pay for a ride by a local driver, then you can download one of several popular driver-requesting apps.
There are three choices that are particularly popular:
1. Taxofon which offers only taxis (as Tallink and Tulika).
2. Taxify which offers verified private drivers as well as taxis.
3. Uber which offers only private drivers.

Before using one of the apps, make sure you are aware of their terms of use.

Weather:

For current local weather, please check Weather in Tallinn.