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  MY TALLINN

Public Transport

 
10.02.2014

Central Tallinn is very compact and easy to get around. For example Tallinn Airport is just 15 min bus ride away from the Medieval Old Town. To reach the suburbs there are busestrolley buses and tram-lines in place. Public transport operates between 6:00 and 23:00 (some lines operate until 24:00).  

Information about the different routes and timetables is available here.

View, download or print the Tallinn transport map from here.

Tallinn uses plastic smartcard and e-ticket system as of January 1, 2013. 
Smartcard is a plastic card which allows you to top up credit or buy different ticket types on it (read more about the smartcard from below).
You can still buy single journey regular paper tickets costing 1.60 Euros from the driver when entering public transportation. Please try to have precise change for the driver if you want to buy a ticket.

E-ticket fares; 
 E-ticketPrice 
 1h  € 1.10
 1 day € 3
 3 day € 5
 5 day  € 6
 30 days € 23
NOTE! Day cards start upon purchase if not specified otherwise when buying the ticket(s). 


Buying a smartcard

Smartcards are on sale in post offices, R-kiosks, Maxima, Prisma and Selver shop-chains, Autogrill kiosks, Stockmann shop and at Tallinn City Council customer service desk (Vabaduse väljak 7). 
You need to pay 2 Euro deposit for your new smartcard. This is refundable (6 months after the first validation) when you return your smartcard to Tallinn City Council customer service desk (Vabaduse väljak 7).


For tourists

When planning no more than 3 journeys on public transport use the single journey tickets costing 1.60 Euros. You can purchase the tickets from the driver directly. Enter at the front door and keep in mind that tickets are only sold at stops, not while the vehicle is moving.
Tallinn Card holders travel free on public transport. Validate your Tallinn Card by touching the orange card readers (at all entrances) at the start of each journey.  

If you plan more than 3 journeys on public transport it is cheaper for you to get the plastic (non-registered) smartcard. This smartcard is easy to top up with money or travel cards and then to validate your e-ticket(s) at the start of each journey. One smartcard can be used by different people (family members, colleagues etc.). Top up your smartcard at different sales points (listed below). Read more about the smartcard from below.  
Tallinn Card holders travel free on public transport. Validate your Tallinn Card by touching the orange card readers (at all entrances) at the start of each journey.  
 

Travel free on public transport when:

You have a valid Tallinn Card. Validate your Tallinn Card by touching the orange card readers (at all entrances) at the start of each journey.  
You are child under school age 
You are an adult travelling with under 3 year old child
You are a registered Tallinner and you have the registered smartcard. Note that you still need to validate your smartcard at the start of every journey. 


Top up your smartcard

Top up your pay as you go smartcard at sales points, internet (www.pilet.ee) or over the phone. To top up over the phone call on number 1322*  top up code*smartcard number (from Estonian sim cards only). To confirm press * (service charge 0,19 Euros applies). 

Choose the right code to top up 2, 5, 10 or 20 Euros.
 Code   Price
 602  € 2
 605  € 5
 610  € 10
 620  € 20


Validating your smartcard
 
Validate your e-ticket on public transport by touching the orange card readers (at all entrances) at the start of each journey. A yellow light indicates the processing of information on your card. If you have enough credit, or a valid travel card you'll see a green light. If you don't have enough credit or a valid travel card a red light will be displayed.  

With one smartcard you can purchase up to 5 additional e-tickets. First touch the orange card reader with your smartcard, then use the arrows to choose the number of additional tickets needed and confirm by pushing OK. Touch your smartcard on the orange card reader again to see number of tickets valid on your smartcard. 


Passengers travelling without tickets or with forged tickets will be fined. Maximum fine is 40 Euros.

If you have questions or complaints, please contact the Tallinna Transpordiamet (Transport Department)
Ph: +3726404618
E-
mail: tta@tallinnlv.ee

 
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