Helsinki to Tallinn ferry

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The cheapest ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn

Showing times and prices for May 24

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Helsinki to Tallinn is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Eckero Line
09:40PM2h30
Helsinki
12:10AMTallinn
$221One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
VIKING LINE
07:45AM2h15
Helsinki
10:00AMTallinn
$251One-way
0 transfers
VIKING LINE
09:00PM2h30
Helsinki
11:30PMTallinn
$271One-way
0 transfers
VIKING LINE
02:15PM2h30
Helsinki
04:45PMTallinn
$281One-way
0 transfers
Eckero Line
03:15PM2h15
Helsinki
05:30PMTallinn
$281One-way
0 transfers

Ferry schedule from Helsinki to Tallinn

Showing ferries for tomorrow, Friday, May 24
TALLINK
07:30AM2h00
Helsinki
09:30AMTallinn
0 transfers
VIKING LINE
07:45AM2h15
Helsinki
10:00AMTallinn
0 transfers
Eckero Line
09:00AM2h15
Helsinki
11:15AMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
10:30AM2h00
Helsinki
12:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
01:30PM2h00
Helsinki
03:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
VIKING LINE
02:15PM2h30
Helsinki
04:45PMTallinn
0 transfers
Eckero Line
03:15PM2h15
Helsinki
05:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
04:30PM2h00
Helsinki
06:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
06:35PM13h25
Helsinki
08:00AMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
06:35PM3h25
Helsinki
10:00PMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
07:30PM2h00
Helsinki
09:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
VIKING LINE
09:00PM2h30
Helsinki
11:30PMTallinn
0 transfers
Eckero Line
09:40PM2h30
Helsinki
12:10AMTallinn
0 transfers
TALLINK
10:30PM2h00
Helsinki
12:30AMTallinn
0 transfers

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Fastest ferry times from Helsinki to Tallinn

Showing times and prices for May 24

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

3 h 4 m

Ferries per day

14

Distance

82 km

Of the 14 ferries that leave Helsinki for Tallinn every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
TALLINK
10:30AM2h00
Helsinki
12:30PMTallinn
$441One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
TALLINK
01:30PM2h00
Helsinki
03:30PMTallinn
$481One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
TALLINK
04:30PM2h00
Helsinki
06:30PMTallinn
$481One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
TALLINK
07:30AM2h00
Helsinki
09:30AMTallinn
$511One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
TALLINK
07:30PM2h00
Helsinki
09:30PMTallinn
$461One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage ferry duration2 h
priceAverage ferry ticket price$24 (€21)
frequencyFerry frequency6 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 6 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsTallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn cover the 51 miles (82 km) long trip taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line. Normally, there are 6 ferries operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of ferry tickets is $24 (€21).

Ferry operators: Tallink, Viking Line and Eckero Line from Helsinki to Tallinn

Tallink, Viking Line and Eckero Line ferries will get you to Tallinn from Helsinki from $17 (€15). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best ferry times and tickets for your trip.

Viking Line is a Finnish ferry company that operates a fleet between Finland, the Åland Islands, Sweden and Estonia. The company was founded in 1959 and currently operates seven vessels on six different routes. Viking Line's fleet of ships offer a variety of accommodation options, from standard cabins to luxury suites, as well as various onboard amenities such as restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment. They also have a variety of services on board like sauna, spa, gym, and different kind of entertainment options. Some of the most popular routes are: Helsinki - Tallinn, Turku - Mariehamn - Stockholm, Turku - Åland Islands - Sweden.

Helsinki to Tallinn ferry information with Viking Line:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $17
  • Viking Line frequency: 1 a day

Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

The Helsinki-Tallinn route is one of the busiest on the Baltic Sea. You can take any of the ferries crossing the course from Tallink Silja, Eckerö Line, and Viking Line. The ferries between the two capital cities commute daily, with around 12 ferries completing the journey every day. It will take you approximately 2 hours and a half to cover the 51 miles (82 km) distance. However, you can arrive in just over 2 hours in the fastest ferries.

Each of the ferries provides different amenities and classes on board. You can choose between cabins, sitting lounges, business lounges, and cabins. Onboard, you will find buffets, fast-food restaurants, coffee-houses, shops, kennels for pets, and car garages. Remember that since you are traveling between two countries, bring your passport, visa and other relevant documents.

Ferry Schedules Helsinki to Tallinn

You can find the schedules for ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn online. However, remember that the timetables can change depending on the weather or operator emergencies. It is always wise to confirm the availability of your trip before going to the port. On average, there are around 12 ferries making trips at different times in the day, which is about 84 ferries per week.

You can catch the earliest ferry from the Port of Helsinki at about 7:30 a.m. or travel with the latest ferry around 11:30 p.m. However, remember that the time may change depending on the weather. All the ferries travel direct to their terminals in Tallinn, taking around 2 hours and 18 minutes. The fastest ferries, however, take about 2 hours to finish the trip.

How to Find Cheap Ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn

The Helsinki-Tallinn is a bustling route. Booking in advance is advisable, though it may vary your prices only slightly. Also, since it’s sea travel, you may not find monthly schedules. To find the best deals for ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn, browse through Omio and compare different ferries and their ticket prices. The prices may also vary depending on the season. Most operators lower their prices during winter and increase them in summer to take advantage of holiday travelers.

How Long Is the Ferry Journey from Helsinki to Tallinn?

The average distance between the two ports is approximately 51 miles (82 km). Most ferries cross the waters in around 2 hours and 18 minutes. However, there are faster ferries that take 2 hours. To board your ferry, ensure that you arrive at least 2 hours before your trip. Some ferry operators close boarding 45 minutes before departure. If you are traveling with your car, bike or bicycle, remember to reserve space during the booking and arrive early for check-in. Fortunately, the ports have check-in kiosks and you can also print your ticket from your phone to reduce check-in time.

What Do You Need to Know Before Traveling from Helsinki to Tallinn?

Departure Port: The Port of Helsinki is the busiest passenger port in the world. Fortunately, the harbor is a walking distance from the city center. You can also access the terminals through trams. If you book a Tallink Silja or Eckerö Line ferry, go to West Terminal 2 for boarding. The terminal is accessible via tram 6T and 7. You will also find ticket kiosks, luggage lockers, cafes, and restaurants at the terminal.

Remember that only the Tallink Silja shuttle ferries use the West terminal 2.  If you book the cruise ship Silja Europa, use West Harbor Terminal 1 for boarding. Viking Line ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn use the Viking Line Terminal. You can also use tram route 5 or walk from the Helsinki Market Square.

The terminal has an ATM, money exchange, free WiFi, café, restaurant, kiosk, bar, and an information desk. You can also find unattended short-term and long-term parking.

Port of arrival: Ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn end their trips at the Port of Tallinn. The Estonian port is conveniently near the old town and the city center. Tallink Silja ferries use the D-Terminal. To get to the city center, you can take any of the taxis parked in the port. If you wish to explore without your luggage, rent any of the small or large lockers available at the terminal. Other amenities in the terminal include ATMs, currency exchange, ATMs, and shops.

Eckerö Line and Viking Line ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn use the A-Terminal. You can leave your luggage in the rentable lockers and walk to downtown Tallinn. To get to the city center, take any of the taxis, but remember to negotiate the prices before boarding.

You can also use tram 1 and 2 or take Bus 2, which leaves every 30 minutes. The bus can also ferry you to the airport. Some of the amenities available at the port include accessible restrooms, bars, restaurants, cafes, money exchanges, ATMs, pharmacy, and elevators.

FAQs: Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

FAQs: Take the ferry to Tallinn easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Helsinki to Tallinn.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Helsinki to Tallinn can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Helsinki to Tallinn is $24 (€21); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Helsinki to Tallinn ferry travel time is 2 h   for the 51 mile (82 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn leaves at 1: 15 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn leaves at 8: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn without having to change trains with Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line. There are 6 direct ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Helsinki to Tallinn with Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Helsinki to Tallinn is possible with Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Helsinki to Tallinn is possible with with Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line. We recommend arriving at least one hour before the trip if you are travelling on foot but please check specific times for each route. If you need book your travel to the departure port check our trains, buses and flight options on Omio.
Take the Helsinki to Tallinn ferry with Tallink, Viking Line or Eckero Line. However, it's always good to check out all possible ferry operators for the trip between Helsinki and Tallinn as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from West Terminal 2, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Port of Tallinn (Terminal D), located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Tallinn from Helsinki including taking a bus or ferry.

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