There are 7 ways to get from Kiel to Tallinn by shuttle, plane, ferry, train, car ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Shuttle, fly to Tallinn  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Tallinn (TLL) HAM - TLL

$64 - $279

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Shuttle, fly to Helsinki, ferry  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Helsinki (HEL) HAM - HEL
  3. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

$120 - $311

Train, carferry  •  30 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  3. Take the train from København H to Stockholm Centralstation
  4. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Tallinn

$262 - $494

Bus via Kaliningrad  •  33 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Kaliningrad
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920

$83 - $163

Bus  •  33 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920

$89 - $200

Carferry, train  •  36 h 10 min

  1. Take the carferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
  3. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Tallinn

$256 - $445

Drive  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Tallinn 1076 miles

$220 - $330

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Tallinn. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Tallinn via Kaliningrad and Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Tallinn is 1051 km. The road distance is 1721.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Tallinn without a car is to train and carferry which takes 30 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Kiel to Tallinn, including transfers.

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Kiel to Tallinn bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Kiel station.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Kiel to Tallinn bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Tallinn station.

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Tallinn is 1 h ahead of Kiel. It is currently 7:35 PM in Kiel and 8:35 PM in Tallinn.

Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Tallinn is 1722 km. It takes approximately 20 h 25 min to drive from Kiel to Tallinn.

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LOT, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and Finnair offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 657.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Kiel, Germany and Tallinn, Estonia?

You can take a bus from Kiel to Tallinn via Kaliningrad and Rīga in around 33 h 10 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$55 - $80
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$90 - $130
2nd Class Refundable
$90 - $130
1st Class Refundable
$130 - $180
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $60
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$65 - $90
2nd Class Refundable
$65 - $95
1st Class Refundable
$95 - $140
MTR Express
Website
mtrexpress.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
MTR Express
Bus operators
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kiel to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaliningrad to Rīga
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Riga
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$219
Vehicle
$225
Cabin
$277
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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