Travelling to Estonia

We will welcome you at the Tallinn airport in addition to helping you with your travel from Tallinn to Tartu. There will be a separate table set up for delegates who are arriving by plane. Look for the EMYA 2022 logo!


You can find most of the necessary information on the Visit Estonia website. This is the official tourist information website of Estonia.

Arrival by air

The city's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. It's convenient location – just 4 km from the city centre – means transport to most destinations takes surprisingly little time. The bus to Tartu stops at the airport as well, making the transit convenient. Be sure to buy the bus ticket departing from Tallinn Airport. 

It is also possible to fly straight from Helsinki to the Tartu Airport with Finnair. They have announced that they will restore the flight connection between Tartu and Helsinki as of March 28, 2022. Flights are going once per day, you can book a flight here

If you are arriving late after the last bus has gone, please fill out this form to notify so we can organize extra transport if necessary. 


Information on international and domestic airlines can be found here.

A taxi stand can be found just outside the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre is about €5 to €10. Read more about Tallinn's taxis here.


The airport's information service point is located in the departure hall. It opens 2 hours before the day's first flight and closes after the last arriving flight.
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport:
Ph. +372 605 8888

Arrival by sea

Ships from Helsinki bring thousands of travellers to Tallinn's busy passenger port each day. There is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm. Large cruise ships stop in Tallinn from spring until autumn. Tallinn also welcomes visitors arriving with yachts.


Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours.

Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.

The world's largest cruise agencies have included Tallinn in their itineraries – the city receives over 300 calls per season, making it the third busiest cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region.


Port of Tallinn
Ph. +372 631 8550 
Passenger ship schedule
Map of harbour/terminal area

Arrival by bus

Two international bus lines offer connections to Tallinn from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tallin and Tartu with Riga and Vilnius operate several times a day.


International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines
Domestic bus lines, fares and timetables can be found here.

International and intercity buses arrive and depart via the Tallinn Central Bus Station (Tallinna Autobussijaam): Lastekodu 46, ph. +372 680 0900.

Tallinn Bus Station
Ph. +372 12550

Arrival by car

Tallinn can be reached by car on the highways from Latvia, or via the car ferries from Helsinki and Stockholm. From Latvia, take Via Baltica highway. Travellers crossing from Russia should prepare for more time at the border as they are entering the Schengen area.

Travelling to Tartu

Travelling to Tartu from Tallinn: the most convenient would be to take the Lux Express coach from Tallinn Airport. The buses leave every hour, from Tallinn Coach Station (address:  Lastekodu 46, 10144, Tallinn) to Tartu Coach Station (address: Turu 2, 51014, Tartu). The journey lasts for 2.5 hours, but time flies when you are seated in the lounge area. The coaches have free WiFi, hot beverages and an entertainment system onboard. The bus also stops at the Tallinn airport when going to Tartu and on the return journey as well. Bus tickets can be bought from here or also from Tallinn Coach Station.

The Elron train service has regular trips between Tallinn and Tartu a few times a day. The train leaves from Balti Jaam in Tallinn (address: Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn, near the ship port) to Tartu Railway Station (address: Vaksali 6, Tartu). Tartu Railway Station is located in a historical station building 1.5 km from the city centre. The journey lasts from 2 hours. Train tickets can be bought from here or also at the stations or from the train.


Information about the public transportation system in Tartu, please click here. For taxi service, the app Bolt is very popular; we also recommend electrical taxies (call +372 5749 5749 or +372 5685 8954  to order) or the Tartu Taxi company (call +372 730 0200 to order). Taxis are safe and, by using Bolt, always available. 

Entry into Estonia - visa information

 Nationals of the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area and any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen
State does not need a visa to enter Estonia. Non-EU citizens are advised to check the requirements at the web site of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Estonia does not have embassies in many countries. In some cases, embassies of other Schengen States represent Estonia in visa procedures. If there is neither an Estonian embassy nor a representative embassy of a specific country, the visa applicant must visit the nearest Estonian embassy. It is advised to start the visa application procedure well in advance.


Please note there is no insurance for Congress participants provided by the Congress organisers. Congress participants are recommended to arrange their own insurance in case of sickness or injury. The congress organisers, accommodation providers or institutions visited are not responsible for any medical problems or personal loss and will not refund any expenses connected with such events. It is recommended that you take out an insurance policy before leaving your country.