It was rebuilt 2008 and now offers everything necessary for comfortable travelling: numerous restaurants, cafes, lounge areas; free public WiFi throught the airport; playground for children; shops; smoking rooms and a postal office.
Accepted documents are passports and ID-cards (within European Union).
Transportation to/from Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is very close to the city centre – only 10 minutes drive away. You can rent a car, take a bus or get a taxi to get to the centre.
Public transportation to/from the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport:
- If you are travelling from Tallinn centre, bus no 2, starting from Tallinn Harbour, stops at the airport. It carries the label “Mõigu – Reisisadam”. You can take a ride at the cost of a regular public transportation ticket: about 1€. Take a look at the Bus no2 schedule here: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee
- If you are travelling from South Estonia, Express buses leaving on the hour have a ‘demand stop’ at Tallinn Airport. Be sure to tell the driver your destination and they will make sure you have a comfortable ride. More information and schedules are here: www.bussireisid.ee
- Bus no 90 K will run from 8am until 6pm every 30 min throughout the week. 90 K bus schedule. Ticket fee is 2 euros. Bus schedule and map along with more detailed information available here.
Taking a taxi:
- Taxi rank is located right in front of the airport: choose a taxi with a clear logo on the side. According to Estonian law, taxis are required to publish their full price list on the passenger’s side of the window and all customers are allowed to choose which ever taxi they prefer, regardless of their position in the line.
Interesting Airport Facts:
- Tallinn Airport (aviation port at the time) was built 1923 on the shores of Lake Ülemiste – it was a safety measure, to allow planes to land both on the ground as well as on the water if necessary. The airport itself was “opened” in 1936: with hangars, concrete runway, navigation radars, it was state of the art and considered to be one of the largest modern airports in Europe.
The passenger terminal was completely rebuilt for the 1980 Moscow Olympics (sailing regatta was held in Tallinn) and got its current face in 2008, when the terminal tripled in size. It is now called Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, in the honour of former Estonian President Lennart Meri.
- There are 5 international/public airports in Estonia: Tallinn (the main international one) and smaller ones in Tartu, Pärnu, Kuressaare (Saaremaa island) and Kärdla (Hiiumaa island).