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Tallinn to London Travel Experience July 2022


Finally, I went to London in July 2022 after a good 2 years gap. This time I travelled from Tallinn to London. In this post, I will share my travel experience of what it’s like to travel from Tallinn to London.

Staying in Tallinn, Estonia for almost 3 months now. I definitely had to go to London. Knowing my Dad lives there, and I have not seen him for some time. We all decided that as the flights are open (Post Corona Virus Panedimic) from Estonia and from India both. We all can gather in London to celebrate my father’s birthday.

Tallinn to London Air Baltic Flight

Post-pandemic the flight cost has shot up and this was evident when we booked our Tallinn to London flights. We searched for our flights from Skyscanner. However, doing detailed research we found that if we book individual tickets from Tallinn (Lennart Meri) to London (Gatwick) one way and London to Tallinn one way. This way we can get the timing of the flight we want. This is not recommended approach however, we were able to save some money by doing this. Air Baltic flight from Tallinn to London for 2 people cost us €393 Euros. This one was not even direct, we first had to take a flight BT362 From Tallinn to Riga and then flight BT651 from Riga to London Gatwick.

The whole duration of the journey was 5 hours or so. Flight from Tallinn to Riga was for 50 mins and Riga to London was 3 hours or so. In total, if you are travelling from Tallinn to London the shortest time duration is 5 hours.

You can search for Air Baltic flights by clicking on the banner below:

Air Baltic
Air Baltic

I searched for the best deal for my Flight from Tallinn to London on Skyscanner. Check out the flights from Skyscanner below to get the best deals and offers:

London Gatwick Airport

Landed at the Third busiest airport in the UK. Gatwick airport and then I had to book a train to reach Central London. As we were hungry we took a quick bite from the Marks and Spencer Food store at the airport. I had my old University-time Oyster Card. However, for some reason, I was not able to top it up, even though I had GBP currency with me. Nevertheless, The fastest way to reach Central London that I figured out there was via the Gatwick Express. We bought a ticket one way from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Station for £20 each. This was a little expensive but anyway, we had to buy one. The train came in at platform 2 and we hopped onto the train. There were about 2 stops before we reached Victoria Station, East Croydon and Clapham Junction.

London Victoria to East Ham Station

We reached London Victoria in about 30 mins. From there we continued our journey to East Ham. We took the district line towards Upton Park. This journey involved 19 stops. I mean this was the fastest we could travel to reach our destination at reasonable expenses. You may take a private cab but then they will be charging a lot more than a good old London tube.

You can plan your journey by visiting the TFL website, as there are a lot of disruptions due to construction and repair work done on the tube line.

Visa For London, UK

Thankfully I had a UK tourist visa before I moved to Estonia. I applied for a UK visa when I was in Delhi, India. As I have been a frequent traveller to the UK. I applied for a 5-year tourist visa from the New Delhi VFS Global Centre. In case you are Estonian and want to travel to the UK, You need not apply for a visa. Estonians can travel to the UK and stay up to 6 months without a visa. You also need to make sure that you meet the standard visitor eligibility requirements. To know more about the UK visa types and fees you can check out our Visa for London UK page.

Overall I had been missing London and finally got a chance to visit this beautiful city again. My Tallinn to London travel Experience had been good, and I will be travelling more frequently now. Knowing COVID-19 has taken more than 2 years of our life. Another reason being I have shifted to Tallinn, So Tallinn to London travel will be much more frequent than Delhi to London travel.

London Weather

However must say, summers here are getting unbearable. Climate change is playing havoc. All the underground trains are too old to cope with the heat. Especially the Central line does not have air conditioning. A lot is going to change in this big city. And the climate is going to play a pivotal role.


Tallinn to London Tour Packages


Planning your next vacation to London? We are here to help you to find the best Tallinn to London tour packages within your budget. We have explored London like locals and detailed below all that you would need to have a great time in London. As per the reports published by Statistica, the United Kingdom is the 10th most visited country in the world by Estonian residents. While it may not be at the top, surely Estonians enjoy going to new places and exploring new cultures. London is no different due to its magnetic charm and culture.

London has always fascinated tourists from all around the world. Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia, a city surrounded by Stockholm from the west Helsinki from the north, St Petersburg on the east and Riga from the south. The distance between Tallinn and London is about 1,474 miles by road and 1,109 miles by air. Often travellers prefer going by air to London, as it is much cheaper and less time consuming as compared to travelling by road to London, which will essentially consist of crossing 5 countries.

Tallinn to London Flights

The best way of travelling from Tallinn to London is by flight, and the most frequent flight services are operated by SAS, Air Baltic, KLM, Wizz Air, and Norwegian Airlines which operate frequent services between both cities. The cheapest Tallinn to London flight service is offered by Wizz Airline which starts from as low as 130 Euros one way and returns for as low as 260 Euros. Travellers can either arrive at London Gatwick or London Stansted Airport. There are frequent services from both the airport to central London. Gatwick Express runs a nonstop train service to central London every 15 minutes. You can also get Southern trains; the Easy bus is also a good way to travel from Gatwick to central London if you are on budget travel.

You can travel from Tallinn to London Stansted Airport with pretty much the same airfare as from Tallinn to London Luton. Wizz Air, Air Baltic, and Norwegian all these airlines provide frequent flights to London Luton Airport. All the budget airlines charge for extra baggage and meals. So make sure, if you are travelling to London for a week or so. You pay for the additional luggage even a small bag inside the plane is chargeable. The charges vary from airline to airline from 22 euros etc.

Air Baltic

You can also book your Flights from eDreams by clicking on the banner below:

Public Transport from Stansted Aiport

From the Stansted airport, you can take Stansted Express which operates the route to central London every 15 mins. From Stansted airport, you can get an Easy bus to Baker Street, National Express to London Victoria, and also  Terravision to Victoria coach station. National Express provides a frequent service as well. Make sure you buy the tickets inside the airport before boarding any of the bus or train services to central London.

Accommodation in London

Also, it would be advisable if you are planning your travel to London, to make sure you book your hotels in advance. For many tourists, London is not a cheap place to live. Make sure you buy package deals from us by going to our accommodation section here. The prices for hotels per night post-Covid have gone up. And London is one city which has also rocketed their per night hotel rates.

Visa for Travel to London from Tallinn

Estonian citizens do not require a visa to travel for short trips to the UK, London. However, you must carry a valid passport with you. You can stay in the UK as a tourist for up to 6 months without a visa, but you must meet the Standard Visitor eligibility requirements.

Top 3 London Tour packages for tourists from Tallinn, Estonia

We have hand-picked the best London tour package offers for tourists coming to London from Tallinn:

1. London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

Fast track option for a perfect Lastminute London Eye experience! With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared pod, you get to skip the majority of the queue.

London Eye Pod from outside
London Eye Pod from outside


2. Madame Tussauds London Ticket & 4 Self-Guided London Tours

Experience the glittering world of fame at Madame Tussauds in London. See the life-like wax figure of Her Majesty the Queen, strike a pose with Beyonce cuddle up to One Direction and snap a selfie with Kim Kardashian.

Madame Tussauds London Sport Square
Muhammad Ali’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds London Sport Square


3. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.

warner bros studio the making of harry potter with luxury round trip in London
warner bros studio the making of harry potter with a Luxury round trip to London


We recently posted a blog post about our experience travelling from Tallinn to London. Go check it out and make your travel plans from Tallinn to London.

In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.