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Free public transport for international events

Tallinn offers the opportunity to apply for free public transport for delegates of international events (conferences, cultural and sports events). Public transportation in Tallinn includes buses, trams and trolleybuses.

For this, a new free public transport ticket has been developed – the conference QR ticket, of which there will be 2 versions for each successfully applied event: a printable QR code and a virtual code to be displayed on a smart device. The QR pass can be sent to the delegate via e-mail ahead of the event, so they would be able to use the ticket immediately after arriving in Tallinn. The QR code can also be printed on event badges.

The QR code will be issued to the event organiser after approval from the city government and after fulfilling points 4 and 5 below. The QR code must be validated every time when entering public transportation, at the validator machine by the front door of the vehicle.

To apply successfully for the free transportation, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The event organiser must send a formal application, which must be in Estonian and digitally signed, via e-mail (tta@tallinnlv.ee) to Tallinn Transport Department.
  2. The application must contain the following information:
    - The name and description of the event, the approximate number of attendees, the website and/or social media accounts of the event, information about the organiser, and the event date.
    - Information about the dates when free transportation is required. These may differ from the event dates, because usually participants arrive early and leave after the event.
  3. It is recommended that the application be sent at least 1 month before the beginning of the event, to assure enough time to process the request.
  4. The event organiser will name the City of Tallinn as a supporter in all official communications regarding the event, as well as on the event’s website and any printed materials, and will also include the official logo of Tallinn.
  5. To the event website in any international language, the event organiser will add a link to the website www.visittallinn.ee along with a short text citing to the page. (E.g. For useful advice and inspiration on Tallinn’s top attractions, activities, events, and places to eat and drink, check out the city’s official tourism portal, visittallinn.ee, or follow @VisitTallinn on social media). The event organiser will include hashtags #VisitTallinn and #Tallinn when promoting the event on social media.
  6. If the event will be using badges, the event organiser must add the official badge logo of the City of Tallinn to the badges. 
  7. After the event is over, the organiser will send Tallinn Transport Department the number of participants that registered and attended the event, as well as a photo of the badge used at the event (if applicable).