Tallinn Passenger Port

The Tallinn Passenger Port or the Old City Harbour (Estonian: Vanasadam) is the main passenger harbour in Tallinn, Estonia. Regular lines serve routes to Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and St. Petersburg (Russia).

Old City Harbour
Old City Harbour, Tallinn.jpg
Old City Harbour, Tallinn, Estonia
Coordinates59°26′40″N 24°46′00″E / 59.44444°N 24.76667°E / 59.44444; 24.76667Coordinates: 59°26′40″N 24°46′00″E / 59.44444°N 24.76667°E / 59.44444; 24.76667
Operated byPort of Tallinn
Type of harborpassenger harbour, cruise harbour, marina
Size of harbor75.9 ha (aquatory)
Land area52.9 ha
Passenger traffic10.6 million passengers (2019)[1]


Old City Harbour is one of the five ports within the state-owned company Port of Tallinn. It is one of the biggest and busiest passenger harbours in the world and also the biggest passenger harbour in Estonia.[2] The port operates three passenger terminals (A, B and D), total length of its berths is 4.2 kilometres. Vessels with maximum length of 340 metres, 42 metres wide and draught of 10.7 m can enter the port.[3][4] In 2019, the port served 10.64 million passengers.

Cruise ships berthed at cruise terminal

The port is operating 339-metre long quay intended for cruise ships. It was completed in spring of year 2004 and its cost at the time was over 80 million kroons. The number of the cruise passengers is increasing steadily, also by the implementing of turnarounds in cooperation with Tallinn Airport. In order to cope with that numbers and increasing size of the cruise ships arriving in Tallinn, Port of Tallinn started in May 2013 the construction of the new quay next to the existing cruise ships quay in the Old City harbour. The total length of the quay built by the Estonian branch of BMGS is 421 metres. With the new quay, the Port of Tallinn is able to moor cruise ships up to 340 metres in length, up to 42 metres in width, and with the draft of up to nine metres. The total cost of the project was 9.34 million euros.[4]

Also Old City Marina - a new marina for recreational vessels established in 2010 - is a part of Tallinn's Old City Harbour.

Carriers and destinationsEdit

Regular carriersEdit

Carriers Destinations
Eckerö Line Helsinki
Moby Lines Saint Petersburg
Silja Line
operated by Tallink
Helsinki, Visby
St. Peter Line Saint Petersburg, Stockholm
Tallink Helsinki, Mariehamn, Stockholm, Visby
Viking Line Helsinki
Seasonal: Mariehamn, Stockholm

Cruise carriers (incl. all cruise ports)Edit

Carriers Destinations
MSC Cruise [5] Aarhus, Alesund, Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Cork, Dover, Dublin, Flaam, Genoa, Gibraltar, Gothenborg, Greenock, Gdynia, Hamburg, Hellesylt/Geiranger, Helsinki, Haugesund, Ivergordon, Kiel, Klaipeda, Kotka, A Coruña, Le Havre, Lisbon, Marseille, Olden, Riga, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Stavanger, Stockholm, Valencia, Visby, Warnemunde, Zeebrugge
Norwegian Cruise Line Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Gdynia, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Le Havre, Riga, Rostock, Saint Petersburg, Southampton, Stockholm, Warnemunde
Royal Caribbean Aarhus, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Fredericia, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Oslo, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Skagen, Southampton, Stavanger, Stockholm, Visby, Warnemunde


Annual passenger statistics for Tallinn Passenger Port
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total passengers 5,739,573 5,944,942 5,862,485 6,737,926 7,007,558 6,760,149 6,514,294 7,247,366 7,257,646 7,915,113 8,478,929 8,841,679 9,236,429 9,569,313 9,793,049 10,173,297


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Port of Tallinn 2019 Q4 and full year passenger and cargo flows". Port of Tallinn. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Helsinki set to become world's busiest sea passenger port". Yle.fi. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "In 2013 Port of Tallinn served record number of passengers, cargo handling declined slightly". 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "New cruise ship quay was opened in Port of Tallinn on Saturday". 16 May 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ "MSC Cruise: Find Cruise".

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