Can I use English in Tallinn?
English is the most widely known foreign language in Tallinn, although older people are more likely to speak German. In most establishments in the tourist industry it is possible to use English, Finnish, Russian and German.
Which currency can be used in Tallinn/Estonia?
National currency: 1 Euro = 100 cents. Most larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard and American Express. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. Traveller’s checks can be exchanged in most banks but are less likely to be accepted in shops. Eurocheque is the most widely accepted traveller’s check, but American Express and Thomas Cook are also accepted.
How much do taxis cost?
Taxi companies in Tallinn do not apply a uniform tariff, therefore your fare will depend upon the taxi company you choose and the distance travelled. A taxi ride from the harbour to the centre of town costs about 6 EUR and from the airport, about 7 EUR. A more detailed overview of information about Tallinn taxis can be found here.
Where can I purchase public transport tickets?
Like other cities, 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. Read more
Can I enter Estonia on an ID card?
Since Estonia is a member of the European Union, citizens of EU member states can enter Estonia without a visa, or even a passport, as long as they have a valid ID card. For further information about visas visit the Estonian Foreign Ministry home page.
Where can I find tourist information about Estonia?