In March 2023, construction of the Old City Harbour tramline began in Tallinn. During the construction works, there will be temporary changes in public transport routes and traffic management in the city centre. The new tram line will start operating in the summer of 2024. The estimated completion time for the construction works is February 2025.
Please note! Timelines and dates may change during construction! You can find the most up-to-date information about road works and traffic changes as well as the opportunity to leave feedback on the works on the tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm webpage.
The construction of the tramline will bring changes to the management of public transport in Tallinn and access to the city from the port, airport and bus station.
You can get to the city centre from Tallinn Airport by buses 2 and 15.
The route of bus 2 will change during the construction works. The bus departs from Baltic Station in the city centre and it stops at Freedom Square, Estonia puiestee and Kaubamaja tänav. Then the route continues along Tartu maantee towards the airport.
Please note! Bus 2 will not pass through Terminals A and D of Tallinn Port during the construction works.
Bus 15 will be stopping at Tallinn Airport, where the tram 4 stop is. During the construction works, the starting and ending stops of the bus route will be the Estonia stops located at Teatri väljak, next to and opposite of the Solaris Centre.
Buses 20 and 20A will continue to go to Terminal D. During the construction works, the bus route passes through Mere puiestee and goes along the Pärnu maantee on the section between Narva maantee and Vabaduse väljak. The stops in the city centre are Mere puiestee, Viru and Vabaduse väljak.
Tallinn public transport buses will not go to Terminal A during the construction works. The nearest stops are in front of Terminal D and on Mere puiestee. Buses 20 and 20A go to the city centre from Terminal D. Buses 20 and 20A and temporary tram line 6 (Kopli-Tondi) take you to the city centre from Mere puiestee, both of which stop by Viru tänav and Vabaduse väljak on Pärnu maantee.
The traffic of tramlines number 2 and 4 will be interrupted in the direction of the bus station from 17 April until mid-September 2023.
During the construction of the tramway, you can get to the city centre from the Tallinn Bus Station with buses 17, 17A, 23 and 54. All buses stop in the city centre at the Estonia stop, next to the Solaris Centre. Buses 17, 17A and 23 continue their journey towards Vabaduse väljak.
From 17 April to mid-September 2023, the traffic of tramlines 2 and 4 going in the direction of Tartu maantee will be interrupted. By then, tramline 6 will run temporarily, which will go between Kopli and Tondi and partially compensate for both closed lines.
From 3 July, the traffic of tramlines 1 and 3 in the direction of Kadriorg will be interrupted.
At the end of August, tram traffic will also stop in the direction of Kopli, where trams 1 and 2 run.
From around 28 August to mid-November 2023, all tramlines in Tallinn will be temporarily closed.
The second phase of the tramway construction will last from 4 April to the end of May and will affect 29 bus routes.
From 4 April 2023 to 31 May 2023, buses 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 14, 18, 18A, 20, 20A, 23, 29, 31, 34, 35, 38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 51, 55, 60, 63, 67 and 68 will be rerouted;
From 4 April 2023 to 16 April 2023 and 17 April 2023 to 31 May 2023, the route will change on bus number 15, to which a stop at Tallinn Airport will be added in both directions;
From 17 April 2023 to 31 May 2023, the operation of tramlines 2 and 4 will be stopped, tramline 6 Kopli-Tondi will be temporarily opened and the routes of buses 15 and 58 will be rerouted to partially replace the interrupted tramlines.
Please note! There may be delays on the re-directed routes and the walking distance to the bus stops may increase in the city centre.
Users of public transport can find a detailed overview of the re-directed bus routes on the Old City Harbour tramline webpage at tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm.
From 4 April 2023, only buses 1, 29, 40 and 48 will depart from the Viru Centre bus terminal.
From 1 June 2023, the Viru Centre bus terminal will be closed for approximately two months.
During the construction works, several sections of streets in the city centre will be temporarily closed. More information on the tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm webpage. When traveling in Tallinn by car, follow navigation information from the Waze application.