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Few visitors bring their cars to Tallinn, simply because it is very easy to get around on foot or via public transport. But for those who do arrive with cars, paid parking is available on the streets, in outdoor parking lots and in parking houses.
Note that Old Town is mostly a car-free area where driving is not recommended.
You will find more information about parking here.
Street parking, managed by the City of Tallinn, uses a zone system of pricing, with the Old Town (Vanalinn) and Downtown (Südalinn) zones the most expensive. Both these zones are ringed by the wider City Centre (Kesklinn) zone. You can find useful information about the parking zones and prices on the parking map of Tallinn.
In the Old Town and Downtown zones, parking payment rules are in effect around the clock (24h). In City Centre zone, parking is free on Sundays and public holidays.
Tickets for parking can be purchased from vending machines on the streets. In public parking areas, the first 15 minutes of parking is free of charge, but a parking clock or a written notice stating the starting time must be placed visibly on the windscreen of the vehicle. Parking is free for zero-emission vehicles, but requires a special permit.
Parking for the disabled
Public parking on Tallinn’s streets is free of charge for cars correctly marked with the disabled person’s card or badge. Most private car parks, however, do not offer free parking for disabled people. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations posted on the notice boards at the parking areas. A list of Tallinn locations that have specially-marked parking spaces for the disabled can be found here.
Stopping and parking for coaches
- Falgi tee (Falgi street), near Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann) tower
- Toompuiestee, at the beginning of Nunne street, next to Balti Jaam (Central Railway Station)
- Mere puiestee (Mere road)
- Roheline aas 24, in Kadriorg, near Kadriorg stadium
Near Old Town, a parking lot for coaches is located on Rumbi street, behind the Linnahall building.
Diagram of parking lot
Route to/from Falgi street stopping area
Route to/from Mere road stopping area