What Should You Know?

We hope that your exchange visit at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences will be both successful and enjoyable.

Here are some tips to consider when coming to study in Estonian Academy of Security Sciences:

  1. Arriving by air
  2. Arriving by sea
  3. Arriving by bus
  4. Transport in town
  5. How to spend your free time?
  6. Tourist information
  7. Main banks and their offices

HOW TO REACH THE TOWN?

Arriving by air

Tallinn Airport is  situated 4 km from Tallinn city centre. From the airport to the city centre: Bus _2 (schedule named ''Mõigu-Reisisadam'' and stop ''Lennujaam'' means the airport) drives from 06.00 until midnight in every 20 minutes. Bus tickets are sold  by the driver in the bus (for students with ISIC Card 13 EEK) and at R-Kiosk in the terminal. Airport bus stop is located in front of airport on the first floor. Downtown bus stop is located on the A.Laikmaaa street, next to Viru Keskus.There is also a taxi stop located in front of the Arrival hall.

If you wish to see the timetable, click here.

Arriving by sea

Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly four hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just an hour and a half. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.

From the port to the city centre: the port is located not far from the city centre. Bus nr 2departs from the port’s A-terminal for the city centre and airport approximately every 20 minutes from 6 AM until midnight. There is also a taxi stop located in front of the terminals.

Arrival by bus

International bus lines connect Tallinn to more than 10 countries in Europe and Russia. Mostly peole use Eurolines.  International bus lines arrive at and depart from Tallinn’s Central Bus Station, located near the city centre.

From the bus station to the city centre: take tram 2 or 4, bus 17, 17A or 23.

To see the timetables for public transportation click here.

Transport in Town

Buses, trolleys and trams operate regularly from 6 AM to 23 PM. Make sure that you either have a valid ticket before getting on public transportation or that you buy one from the driver immediately upon entering. If you need to buy a ticket, enter at the front door; tickets are only sold at stops, not while the vehicle is moving. Note that tickets bought from the driver are more expensive than those bought at a newsstand.
Bus, trolley and tram tickets can be purchased at newsstands or from the driver for.

Taxi stands are located at major intersections and in front of bigger hotels. Passengers can choose from any of the available taxis at a taxi stand. Taxis can be also ordered by phone or hailed on the street. The price list for taxi services is determined by the taxi operator; that is, prices are not uniform for all taxis. In order to avoid misunderstandings, be sure that the approximate cost of the trip to your destination is clear in advance.

 

There are different theatres, museums, exhibition and concert halls, cinemas as well as variety of night clubs,  pubs and live music lounges in Tallinn. Shopping centres are situated all around the city, big department storesand small boutiques are converged mainly in the city centre.

An up-to-date cultural calendar is available at Tallinn’s official tourism website.
Do have more information about the nightlife in Tallinns click here and about shopping in Tallinn click here.

Tickets to most events can be purchased from Piletilevi.

Tourist information

The one Tallinn Tourist Information Centre is located in the centre of the Old Town.

Address: Niguliste 2 / Kullaseppa 4, Tel: + 327 645 7777

Open

Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun

01.07-31.08

9-20

10-18

10-18

01.09-30.09

9-18

10-17

10-17

And the second centre is located in Viru Keskus in the centre of the city. Open every day from 9 to 21. All interesting tourist information can be found on the official tourist website of Tallinn.

Main offices of banks

Swedbank -  Liivalaia 8
SEB – Tornimäe 2
Sampo Pank – Narva mnt. 11
Nordea Pank – Pärnu mnt. 67a
Krediidipank – Narva mnt. 4

To make a debit card it’s easy. Just take your passport with you and at the same day you will have a bank account. It takes a couple of days to get the real card. In Estonia you can pay almost everywhere with your bank card.

If you have questions regarding your studies at EASS, please contact our ERASMUS+ coordinator:
Ms Katrin Pihl
E-Mail: katrin dot pihl at sisekaitse dot ee
Tel: (+372) 696 5402
Fax: (+372) 6965434

 

 

 

61, Kase Str, 12012 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone (+372) 696 5402, Fax (+372) 696 5343, E-mail: international@sisekaitse.ee