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Helsinki Tallinn Ferry

The ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn typically sails 10 times daily and up to 74 times weekly. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn, Eckerö Line, Tallink Silja & Viking Line. Helsinki Tallinn Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Times

The earliest Helsinki Tallinn ferry typically departs Helsinki at about 07:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn is approximately 2h 7m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 0m.

Helsinki to Tallinn Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn typically range between $56* and $348*. On average the Helsinki Tallinn ferry is $179*. The cheapest Helsinki Tallinn ferry prices start from $25*. The average price for a foot passenger is $147*. The average price for a Helsinki Tallinn car ferry is $282*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Tallinn from Helsinki?

The distance between Helsinki and Tallinn is approximately 47.2 miles (75.9km), or 41.0 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn provided by Eckerö Line, Tallink Silja, Viking Line. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Helsinki and Tallinn.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Helsinki Tallinn ferry?

Yes, Helsinki Tallinn ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Helsinki to Tallinn with Eckerö Line, Tallink Silja, Viking Line.

Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Eckerö Line - 19 weekly sailings, 2 daily sailings
  • Viking Line - 15 weekly sailings, 2 daily sailings
  • Tallink Silja - 46 weekly sailings, 6 daily sailings

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Helsinki - Tallinn Route summary
Departure Country Finland
Destination Country Estonia
No. of Operators 3
Operators Eckerö Line, Tallink Silja & Viking Line
Average Price A$160*
Average Daily Sailings 9
Average Weekly Sailings 67
Average Sailing Duration 2h 6m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 0m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 41 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn is approximately 2h 10m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

    The average price of a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn is approximately 82 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Helsinki to Tallinn?

    Helsinki to Tallinn is operated by 3 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Tallink Silja
    • Viking Line
    • Eckerö Line
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Helsinki to Tallinn?

    Ferries from Helsinki to Tallinn are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Tallinn?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Helsinki to Tallinn with
    • Tallink Silja
    • Viking Line
    • Eckerö Line
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Helsinki to Tallinn with
    • Tallink Silja
    • Viking Line
    • Eckerö Line
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Tallink Silja
    • Viking Line
  • How far is Tallinn from Helsinki?

    The distance between Helsinki to Tallinn is approximately 40 nautical miles.

Helsinki Guide

Located in the Uusimaa region of southern Finland, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, is the city of Helsinki. The capital of Finland is roughly 80 km to the north of Tallinn in Estonia, 400 km to the north of Stockholm in Sweden and 300 km to the west of St Petersburg in Russia. Helsinki is widely regarded as one of the major cities in northern Europe and is the country's main hub for politics, finance, commerce and culture.

Popular visitor attractions in the city include Helsinki's largest museum, the National Museum of Finland. It contains a large collection of historical artefacts that date back to prehistoric times through to the present day. The museum's home, a neomedieval castle, is also a popular tourist attraction in its own right. The Helsinki City Museum, the Finnish National Gallery and the Design Museum are three other museums in the city that are worth visiting.

Helsinki's port, the largest in Finland and the second largest in the Nordic countries, has three harbours and 6 passenger terminals. Ferry services using the port depart to Stockholm in Sweden, Travemunde in Germany and Tallinn in Estonia.


Tallinn Guide

The city of Tallinn is the largest city in Estonia, and its capital, and is a major hub for industry and regional politics. Visitors to the city will love indulging in the city's cultural offerings and visiting the many attractions on offer. Founded in the early part of the 13th century, Tallinn lies next to the Gulf of Finland and is home to an important sea port. Many aspects of the city are medieval, especially around the heritage listed Old Town area, with its maze of cobblestone alleys, many church spires and well preserved fortresses and turrets. The Toompea area of the city is where visitors will find many of the city's most unusual landmarks which includes Toompea Castle and the lovely hilltop Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is an important Orthodox building. Another popular attraction in Tallinn is the imposing 13th century Town Hall which overlooks Raekoja Plats and has a tall spire that is topped with an iconic bronze statue of a young boy which guards the city and is known as Old Thomas.


Helsinki to Tallinn Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 4/12/2023 and 10/12/2023


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Tallink Silja 07:30 09:30 2 hours Everyday
Viking Line 07:45 10:00 2 hours 15 minutes Sat
Eckerö Line 09:00 11:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Tallink Silja 10:30 12:30 2 hours Everyday
Viking Line 10:30 13:00 2 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Tallink Silja 13:30 15:30 2 hours Everyday
Viking Line 14:15 16:45 2 hours 30 minutes Sat
Eckerö Line 15:15 17:30 2 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Tallink Silja 16:30 18:30 2 hours Everyday
Tallink Silja 18:35 22:00 3 hours 25 minutes Everyday
Viking Line 19:00 21:30 2 hours 30 minutes Mon
Tallink Silja 19:30 21:30 2 hours Everyday
Viking Line 20:30 23:00 2 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Viking Line 21:00 23:30 2 hours 30 minutes Sat
Eckerö Line 21:40 00:10 2 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Tallink Silja 22:30 00:30 2 hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Tallink Silja 23:00 01:00 2 hours Wed
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