Helsinki to Tallinn ferry

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Journey Information

There are 7 daily ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn. Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn usually takes around 2 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Tallink and Silja Line ferry can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance51 mi (82 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price£22.79
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceTallink and Silja Line
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How much does a ferry ticket from Helsinki to Tallinn cost?

Looking at daily average prices in last 30 days, £27.90 was the low point for ferry fares from Helsinki to Tallinn. Any tickets cheaper than £27.90 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on ferry tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most ferry companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save at least £4.58 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a ferry ticket is expected to be just £24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn in May, expect to spend more on your ferry trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

What ferry companies travel from Helsinki to Tallinn?

There is one ferry company that operates from Helsinki to Tallinn. Tallink and Silja Line is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tallink and Silja Line72h 14m£29.63
  • Book Tallink and Silja Line from Helsinki to Tallinn from £23. There are 7 Tallink and Silja Line schedules from Helsinki to Tallinn and you can expect on average to pay for a Tallink and Silja Line ticket to Tallinn. In Helsinki, Tallink and Silja Line departs to Tallinn from Kauppatori and no other station. In Tallinn, Tallink and Silja Line arrives at Old City Harbor and no other station.

    An average trip on Tallink and Silja Line from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours and 14 minutes , while the fastest available Tallink and Silja Line trip will get you to Tallinn in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Tallink and Silja Line offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Tallinn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The ferry usually takes around 2 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 51 miles (82 kilometers) from Helsinki to Tallinn. However, the fastest ferry only takes 2 hours, It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn is on Monday. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Friday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Friday is the way to go.

The earliest ferry leaves Helsinki at 07:00. The latest ferry leaves Helsinki at 19:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 scheduled ferries that travel from Helsinki to Tallinn every day. Of these, 7 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Helsinki?

Main departure station: Kauppatori

Most ferries depart from the main station in Helsinki.

All ferry stations in Helsinki:

  • Kauppatori

Where does the ferry arrive in Tallinn?

Main arrival station: Old City Harbor

All ferries from Helsinki arrive at one main station in Tallinn.

Ferry stations in Tallinn:

  • Old City Harbor

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