Tallinn Passenger Port

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Old City Harbour
Old City Harbour, Tallinn.jpg
Old City Harbour, Tallinn, Estonia
Country Estonia
Location Tallinn
Coordinates 59°26′40″N 24°46′00″E / 59.44444°N 24.76667°E / 59.44444; 24.76667Coordinates: 59°26′40″N 24°46′00″E / 59.44444°N 24.76667°E / 59.44444; 24.76667
Operated by Port of Tallinn
Type of harbor passenger harbour, cruise harbour, marina
Size of harbor 75.9 ha (aquatory)
Land area 52.9 ha
Piers 25
Passenger traffic 9.79 million passengers (2015)[1]

The Tallinn Passenger Port or the Old City Harbour (Estonian: Vanasadam) is the main passenger harbour in Tallinn, Estonia. Regular lines serve routes to Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and St. Petersburg (Russia).


Old City Harbour is one of the five ports within the state-owned company Port of Tallinn. It is one of the biggest and busiest passenger harbours in the Baltic region and also the biggest passenger harbour in Estonia. The port operates three passenger terminals (A, B and D), total length of its berths is 4.2 kilometres. Vessels with maximum length of 340 metres, 42 metres wide and draught of 10.7 m can enter the port.[2][3] In 2015, the port served 9,79 million passengers.

Cruise ships berthed at cruise terminal

The port is operating 339-metre long quay intended for cruise ships. It was completed in spring of year 2004 and its cost at the time was over 80 million kroons. The number of the cruise passengers is increasing steadily, also by the implementing of turnarounds in cooperation with Tallinn Airport. In order to cope with that numbers and increasing size of the cruise ships arriving in Tallinn, Port of Tallinn started in May 2013 the construction of the new quay next to the existing cruise ships quay in the Old City harbour. The total length of the quay built by the Estonian branch of BMGS is 421 metres. With the new quay, the Port of Tallinn is able to moor cruise ships up to 340 metres in length, up to 42 metres in width, and with the draft of up to nine metres. The total cost of the project was 9.34 million euros.[3]

Also Old City Marina - a new marina for recreational vessels established in 2010 - is a part of Tallinn's Old City Harbour.


Annual passenger statistics for Tallinn Passenger Port
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total passengers (million) 7.9 8.48 8.84 9.24 9.57 9.79


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