In March 2023, construction of the Old City Harbour tramline began in Tallinn. During the construction works, there will be temporary changes in public transport routes and traffic management in the city centre. The new tram line will start operating in the summer of 2024. The estimated completion time for the construction works is February 2025.
Please note! Timelines and dates may change during construction! You can find the most up-to-date information about road works and traffic changes as well as the opportunity to leave feedback on the works on the tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm webpage.
How can I get to the Tallinn city centre during the construction works?
The construction of the tramline will bring changes to the management of public transport in Tallinn and access to the city from the port, airport and bus station.
How can I get from Tallinn Airport to the city centre and back by public transport?
You can get to the city centre from Tallinn Airport by buses 2 and 15.
The route of bus 2 will change during the construction works. The bus departs from Baltic Station in the city centre and it stops at Freedom Square, Estonia puiestee and Kaubamaja tänav. Then the route continues along Tartu maantee towards the airport.
Please note! Bus 2 will not pass through Terminals A and D of Tallinn Port during the construction works.
Bus 15 will be stopping at Tallinn Airport, where the tram 4 stop is. During the construction works, the starting and ending stops of the bus route will be the Estonia stops located at Teatri väljak, next to and opposite of the Solaris Centre.
How can I get to the city centre and back by public transport from Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn?
Buses 20 and 20A will continue to go to Terminal D. During the construction works, the bus route passes through Mere puiestee and goes along the Pärnu maantee on the section between Narva maantee and Vabaduse väljak. The stops in the city centre are Mere puiestee, Viru and Vabaduse väljak.
How can I get to the city centre and back by public transport from Terminal A of the Port of Tallinn?
Tallinn public transport buses will not go to Terminal A during the construction works. The nearest stops are in front of Terminal D and on Mere puiestee. Buses 20 and 20A go to the city centre from Terminal D. Buses 20 and 20A and temporary tram line 6 (Kopli-Tondi) take you to the city centre from Mere puiestee, both of which stop by Viru tänav and Vabaduse väljak on Pärnu maantee.
How can I get from Tallinn Bus Station to the city centre and back by public transport?
The traffic of tramlines number 2 and 4 will be interrupted in the direction of the bus station from 17 April until mid-September 2023.
During the construction of the tramway, you can get to the city centre from the Tallinn Bus Station with buses 67, 23 and 54. All buses stop in the city centre at the Estonia stop, next to the Solaris Centre. Buses 67 and 23 continue their journey towards Vabaduse väljak.
Important dates of the construction of the Old City Harbour tramline
Changes to the tramlines
Tram traffic will be completely restored on 1 October 2023. This means that tram lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 will return to their usual routes.
Starting from 1 November, tram number 5 will run between Kopli and Vana-Lõuna.
Changes to bus routes
The construction of the tram line will affect 29 bus routes.
Until mid-September, buses 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 18, 18A, 20, 20A, 23, 29, 31, 34, 35, 38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 51, 55, 60, 63, 67 and 68 will be rerouted;
Bus number 15 will have a stop at Tallinn Airport added in both directions.
Until mid-September, the route of buses number 15 and 58 will be changed to partially replace inactive tram lines 2 and 4. Tramline 6 Kopli-Tondi will be temporarily opened to partially replace the interrupted tramlines.
Please note! There may be delays on the re-directed routes and the walking distance to the bus stops may increase in the city centre.
Users of public transport can find a detailed overview of the re-directed bus routes on the Old City Harbour tramline webpage at tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm.
Changes in the Viru Centre bus terminal
From 3 June 2023, the Viru Centre bus terminal will be closed until mid-September.
Changes in city centre traffic management
During the construction works, several sections of streets in the city centre will be temporarily closed. More information on the tallinn.ee/vanasadamatramm webpage. When traveling in Tallinn by car, follow navigation information from the Waze application.