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Parking in Tallinn

Few visitors bring their cars to Tallinn, simply because it is very easy to get around on foot or via public transport. But for those who do arrive with cars, paid parking is available on the streets, in outdoor parking lots and in parking houses.

Note that Old Town is mostly a car-free area where driving is not recommended.

You will find more information about parking here.

On-street parking

Street parking, managed by the City of Tallinn, uses a zone system of pricing, with the Old Town (Vanalinn) and Downtown (Südalinn) zones the most expensive. Both these zones are ringed by the wider City Centre (Kesklinn) zone. You can find useful information about the parking zones and prices on the parking map of Tallinn.

In the Old Town and Downtown zones, parking payment rules are in effect around the clock (24h). In City Centre zone, parking is free on Sundays.

In public parking areas, the first 15 minutes of parking is free of charge, but a parking clock or a written notice stating the starting time must be placed visibly on the windscreen of the vehicle. Parking is free for zero-emission vehicles, but requires a special permit.

Tickets for parking can be purchased from vending machines on the streets or you can pay for parking online with VISA or Mastercard via the PARGI.EE app. 

How to pay for parking online?

  • Download and install mobile app PARGI.EE on your phone. The application is available for both iOS and Android.
  • The application will request permission to access your location to display the relevant parking zones. 
  • The app will then continue to make a quick phone call to identify your phone number, followed by request to set up your bank card payment method. 
  • When entering the payment information, you are asked to perform a secure 3DS authentication in your home bank (you will be redirected to the webpage of your bank where you must log in for authentication). Secure authentication is required only once when setting up the payment (or if the app is reinstalled).
  • Your app is now ready to use. 
The app only accepts MasterCard and VISA payments. 

PARGI.EE is available in eight different languages: Estonian, Russian, English, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, German and French.

Parking for the disabled

Public parking on Tallinn’s streets is free of charge for cars correctly marked with the disabled person’s card or badge. Most private car parks, however, do not offer free parking for disabled people. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations posted on the notice boards at the parking areas. A list of Tallinn locations that have specially-marked parking spaces for the disabled can be found here.

Stopping and parking for coaches

Stopping for coaches (max 15 min):
  • Falgi tee (Falgi street), near Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann) tower
  • Toompuiestee, at the beginning of Nunne street, next to Balti Jaam (Central Railway Station)
  • Mere puiestee (Mere road)
Parking for coaches:
  • Near Old Town, a parking lot for coaches is located on Rumbi street, behind the Linnahall building.
Route to/from Mere road stopping area
  • Roheline aas 24, in Kadriorg, near Kadriorg stadium

Read about traffic restrictions in 2018.