Airfare to Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn is quickly becoming a European hot-spot since joining the EU in 2004. With about half a million residents, it is a town of great walking size for tourists. Key attractions include the Old City, Tallinn Zoo and Open Air Museum.
Airfare to Tallinn will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Flights to other cities, such as St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; and Helsinki, Finland should also be considered. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a daily train, bus or flight. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through St. Petersburg, London, Frankfurt or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Estonian Air is based in Tallinn and is the national provider. Approximately 15 other airlines also fly into the city, including easyJet.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Latvia, Finland or Russia and traveling overland to Tallinn via train or ferry
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Tallinn, check out BootsnAll’s Tallinn Travel Guide.