• Sarah

Tallinn, Estonia for a day?


On Monday the 22nd, hopefully we can take a day trip to Tallinn.

There are three main ferry lines that do the trip, below is info on the best two.

Linda Line is the fastest and it's ports are the most centrally located. However, it's important to note that they are prone to cancelling if the wind level is above 15m/sec. At the time of year we are travelling I don't know if they often do cancel, but it's something we will need to be aware of and we can make the decision on the day if it's a safe option (ie not getting stranded over there) or if we want to go with another company to make the trip or can it altogether.

Tallink Silja Line takes 20 mins longer but as it is a proper big ferry it does not cancel in bad weather and there is more stuff onboard to help pass the time. The ferry terminal is a bit farther away but I don't think it is that much different.

LINDA LINE FERRY

  • Linda Line terminal is only 2min walk from Tram line 2

  • Linda Line Ferry takes 1hr 40mins each way

  • Departs from central Helsinki

  • Special same day return tickets available

  • Tourist class return ticket is 25 euro per person

  • Comfort Class return is 50 euro per person

  • Departure times

  • Depart Helsinki at 10am - arrive in Tallin at 11.40am

  • Return from Tallin at 4pm - arrive in Helsinki at 5.40pm

  • Website: http://en.lindaline.ee/about/

Tourist Class: Tourist class seats are located on the first and second deck on both of our vessels Karolin and Merilin. It is possible to order hot and cold foods as well as drinks from the bar during the whole trip or even without leaving your seats by ordering from the stewards/stewardesses moving around the vessel. There is a shop on board on the first deck of our vessels where you can buy variety of alcoholic beverages, sweets, presents for your children, relatives and friends and different cosmetic products. Comfort Class: Best for the one who values privacy and comfort. When arriving to the harbour have your ticket ready and follow the Linda Comfort class signs as we offer you priority boarding. While we cross the sea enjoy all the benefits that Linda Comfort class offers. Take a cup of coffee and enjoy the view to the sea. On those warm summer days take a refreshing juice or crispy water. While enjoying your light meal do not forget to ask for the complimentary glass of wine. It is a great fast start of finnish to your busy day and we love to take you back home after long day in the city. Linda Comfort Class has it’s own separate area. Both on Merilin and Karolin Linda Class is located on the lower deck in the bow of the ship. About 130 persons may travel in Linda Comfort class at one time.

PROS: Fastest trip, small so on & off is fastest, terminals at both ends are very central CONS: Services get cancelled if wind is over 15m/sec, more likely to get seasick

TALLINK SILJA LINE FERRY

  • Tallink terminal is a 10min taxi from apartment or 20 tram/bus ride

  • Takes 2hrs each way

  • Departs from South western Helsink

  • Special same day return tickets available

  • Star class return ticket is 38/45 euro per person

  • Star Comfort Class return is an additional 20 euro per person each way

  • Onboard the ferry there are several food and drink choices:

  • Shuttle Buffet, A La Carte, Burger King, Frozen Yogurt Cafe, Snack bar, Seaport Pub

  • Also onboard: Supermarket, duty free perfume shop

  • Departure times

  • depart 7.30am / return 4.30pm (6.5hrs in Tallin) on the Star

  • depart 10.30am / return 7.30pm (6.5 hrs in Tallin) on the Megastar

  • or mix and match for 3.5hrs or 9.5hrs in Tallin

  • Website: http://http://www.tallinksilja.com/en

Star Class

Star-class seats are unnumbered places, so you can choose where and how you spend your time traveling. Visit the restaurants and shops, or visit the deck in the fresh air. Helsinki-Tallinn route has flexible pricing depending on availability.

Star Comfort Class

Star Comfort Class is an economical way to travel with more comfort and service than in Star Class. Have a seat in a comfortable separate area with extra services, including a choice of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, newspapers, WIFI and power outlet. Comfort class is located in Sunset Bar (deck 9)

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