On-board services on the route between Tallinn and Helsinki

Enjoy a comfortable ferry trip!

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Helsinki? Don’t think, act! Traveling from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry is easy, comfortable, and fun. Read all about on-board services and amenities on the ferry routes between Estonia and Finland, book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper, sit back, relax and enjoy a comfortable journey:

The Gulf of Finland from the deck of the ferry

Gazing the Gulf of Finland from the deck

Accommodation options

The ferry trip between Tallinn and Helsinki lasts around 2-2.5 hours. However, if you had a long busy day, you could definitely use these hours to relax and have a power nap before reaching the port of Helsinki. That is why all ferry companies sailing to Helsinki from Tallinn offer you the option of booking a comfortable cabin.

Alternatively, you can relax in the spacious lounge or gaze across the Gulf of Finland from the deck. Also, if you appreciate privacy and want to bring some luxury to your journey, you can book a premium lounge ticket and enjoy comfortable seating in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Bars and restaurants

All ferries offer several options from rich buffets with international and local flavors and vegan alternatives to à la carte restaurants with finger-licking dishes such as smoked salmon, shrimp, and meat.

Also, on the deck and inside the ferries, you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee and fluffy cakes in beautifully designed modern cafés with stylish surroundings. However, if beer beats coffee, relax in a bar with a big beer mug and enjoy your journey in comfort. 

A glass of wine and a sandwich set on a table at a ferry restaurant

A delicious seafood platter at the ferry’s restaurant

Shopping on board

While on board crossing the Baltic Sea, indulge yourself in a box of chocolates or a bottle of fine wine from Duty Paid and Duty-Free shops. From clothing and footwear to fragrant scents and perfumes, accessories, and skincare products you can enjoy shopping with up to 40% discounts.

With Viking Line and Eckerö Line ferry companies, you can skip the part of you carrying heavy shopping bags and pre-order your favorite products with up to a 40% discount. You can place your order on their website and also choose the delivery option that suits you the best.

Useful Info: keep in mind that on Eckerö Line ferries, the pre-order option is available up to 48 hours prior to the ferry trip and it is valid only for car passengers.

A glass of wine and a sandwich set on a table at a ferry restaurant

Shopping area onboard a Tallink ferry

Entertainment for adults and children

While traveling from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry, you can enjoy the free Wi-Fi and watch your favorite series or scroll on your social media uninterruptedly.

As for the children’s entertainment, on Eckerö Line ferries, you will find some colorful play areas while on board the Viking Line ferries, kids can play with the company’s mascot, a cat named Ville Viking!

Also, there are game consoles, board games, and drawing lessons available for older children.

If you’re traveling with Tallink ferries, the Kidz Club offers many exciting activities and spectacular shows in a specially-designated corner for children.

Relaxing spa and sauna

If you’re not into shopping therapy, how about aromatherapy instead? Plunge into the cozy atmosphere of a spa room and enjoy the 2-hour ferry trip in total relaxation! On Viking Line ferries, you can pamper yourself with a face or body treatment, relax with a massage, or unwind in a Finnish sauna.

Tip: it’s recommended to pre-book your appointment online and arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. 

Amenities for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are welcome on all ferries from Tallinn to Helsinki and can enjoy a pleasant trip with easy access to all areas onboard. Most ferries are equipped with lifts, wheelchair-accessible public toilets, and lift-access parking

As for the embarkation and disembarkation process, both A-Terminal in Tallinn and West Terminal in Helsinki are accessible to people with disabilities or reduced mobility.

However, keep in mind that you should contact the ferry company at least 48 hours before departure to get the best assistance from a crew member upon arrival.

Pet amenities

Each ferry company operating routes between Estonia and Finland has its own pet policy. The Viking Line ferry company allows pets at the outside deck areas of the ferries as long as they are on a leash or kept in a carrier. They can also stay in cabins or remain in the vehicle throughout the crossing. However, note that access to the car deck is prohibited during the journey.

If you’re traveling with Eckerö Line, there is no extra fee for your pet. However, you should book a pet ticket and reserve a seat during your booking. Bigger pets can stay in your car during the ferry trip or in a pet cabin. Small pets are also allowed in a carrier to the passenger premises except for the restaurants and bars. 

Also, if you choose to travel with Tallink ferries for the crossing between Tallinn and Helsinki, you should keep in mind that you are not required to book a cabin or a kennel on-boar for pets weighing up to 8 kg

You can take your pet in a carrier, bag, or backpack and it is allowed in public areas, excluding restaurants, bars, and the children's play area. However, in some Tallink ferries (Star and Megastar), pets are not allowed in public areas. Therefore, they can only travel by remaining in the car throughout the crossing. In that case, there is no extra charge for your pet.

Tip: make sure you carry your pet’s passport, updated health certificates, and necessary supplies. 

Passenger walking around the deck of a ferry

The majestic “Megastar” vessel of Tallink heading to Helsinki

So, are you in for a ferry trip between Tallinn and Helsinki? Check our Map of ferries, compare ferry companies, routes, and schedules, and plan your getaway to Helsinki easily and quickly!

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