After decades of talk, the city of Tallinn has finally connected the city centre to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport via a tram link.
The public tram route number four has now been extended to serve the airport. The new extension opened on 1 September, and from October, there will also be a glass gallery to connect the terminal with the tram stop next to the airport.
From Mondays to Saturdays, the first tram will arrive at the airport at 5:25am, and on Sundays at 5:45am. The last tram from the airport to the city centre leaves at 12:45am, allowing passengers arriving on the last flights to use public transport to reach the city centre.
The cost of the tram ticket, when bought from the driver, is a whopping €2 (in comparison, the public transit ticket in New York City costs $2.75 or €2.31). However, people registered as Tallinn residents can use the public transport for free.
The journey to the city centre takes approximately 15-17 minutes.
Cover: A Tallinn tram in the city centre. Photo: Pjotr Mahhonin/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 4.0
2 thoughts on “Tallinn finally connects the city centre to the airport”
Anyone can buy the green NFC public transport card(in the kiosks) and use that.
Day ticet is only 3€ (this means on any bus, tramm, troll or even train Inside Tallinn borders you can take as many rides as you want in that day).
Or 1.10 euro for a single ride, using the green card.
Do note that the tram takes a diversion through Lasnamae to/from the airport, so if you’re in a hurry …
I think the new Spanish trams work very well on the airport-Tondi line. The older trams are still be found on the Kadriog and Kopli lines.