Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are up to 8 daily ferry connections from the port of Helsinki in Finland to the port of Tallinn in Estonia. Find ferries, compare prices and timetables, and book your ferry tickets from Helsinki to Tallinn on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry schedules

Helsinki Tallinn Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:30 Latest ferry: 22:30 Average duration: 2h 20m Price range: 16.90 € - 433.00 €
Tallinn Helsinki Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 06:30 Latest ferry: 22:30 Average duration: 2h 20m Price range: 16.90 € - 532.00 €

Is there a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

The Helsinki - Tallinn ferry route is available with up to 8 daily crossings all year round. The route is operated by the ferry companies Viking Line, Tallink and Eckerö Line.

Tip: please note that the Helsinki to Tallinn ferry timetable is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the crossing on Ferryhopper.

Am I allowed to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn. Before planning your trip, take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Estonia, including all the documents required for your journey.

What’s the ferry schedule from Helsinki to Tallinn?

As of now, the earliest ferry from Helsinki departs at 07:30 and arrives in Tallinn at 09:30. The latest ferry departs at 21:40, arriving in Tallinn at 00:10.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

The Helsinki to Tallinn ferry tickets start at around €17. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the Helsinki - Tallinn ferry route. Find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children
  • Large groups of travelers
  • Eurail and Interrail Pass holders

Note: infants and toddlers up to 5 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Helsinki to Tallinn?

The ferry trip from Helsinki to Tallinn lasts 2 to 2.5 hr, depending on the company and the type of vessel you’re traveling with.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn?

No, the connections from Helsinki to Tallinn are only operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Tallinn reaches the port in 2 hr.

What’s the distance between Helsinki and Tallinn?

The distance between Helsinki and Tallinn is approximately 43 nautical miles (80 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Tallinn from Helsinki

Have a look at some important tips for your ferry ride to Tallinn:

  • In the busy months between May and September, we suggest you arrive at the port of Helsinki in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ferry schedules from Helsinki to Tallinn may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real-time on the Ferryhopper app!
  • Most ferries departing from Helsinki arrive at the Old City Harbor in Tallinn. Make sure to check the port of arrival when booking your ferry tickets.
  • After your holidays in Tallinn, you can catch a ferry to Stockholm, Sweden.

Where to take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

Ferries to Tallinn depart from the port of Helsinki, which is about 4 km from the city center. 

The port of Helsinki comprises a number of port areas. The ferry companies Tallink and Eckerö Line usually depart from West Harbor Terminal 2, while Viking Line departs from Katajanokka terminal

Close to every terminal you’ll find plenty of visitor amenities, such as restrooms, luggage storage rooms, stores, ATMs, and public parking.

Can I travel on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn with a car?

Yes, on the ferries operating the Helsinki - Tallinn connection, it is possible to embark your vehicle

Ferry luggage

During your ferry trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with the companies Tallink, Viking Line or Eckerö Line, you can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.

Tip: we would recommend you not to carry too much luggage to avoid delays and board with ease


The ferries traveling from Helsinki to Tallinn have cabins, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the boat from Helsinki to Tallinn. In order to be allowed on-board, all pets should hold a ticket. Smaller animals must be kept in special carriers, while large-sized animals must be equipped with a muzzle or a leash.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Helsinki to Tallinn?

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets to Tallinn hassle-free! Find more information about the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn on our Map of ferries, compare companies, prices and schedules, and plan the trip of your dreams!

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