Practical information

Practical information

Getting in and about

Registration desk slide show: HERE.

The conference will take place at Tallinn University (Narva mnt., 25). A taxi ride from the airport takes around 15 minutes and costs approximately 10-15 euro. You can also take bus No. 2 (route Mõigu – Passenger Port). The nearest bus stop is Keskturg.

If you arrive at the Port of Tallinn, a taxi ride to the university will cost around 7 euro. The nearest public transport stop is Linnahall. Take tram No. 1 to Tallinn University (tram stop Tallinna Ülikool). Alternatively, you can walk: it takes about 10-15 minutes on foot.

From the railway station, you can take tram No. 1, which will take you directly to the university (tram stop Tallinna Ülikool).

If you arrive at the bus station, you can either take a taxi (around 10 euro) or walk (ca. 20 minutes).
Alternatively, take tram No. 2 or 4 to Hobujaama and then get on tram No. 1 or 3 to Tallinna Ülikool.

A single-trip ticket for both public trams and buses costs 2 euro (1 euro for ISIC card holders). It is also possible to purchase a Smartcard, onto which 1, 3, 5, and 30-day tickets can be loaded. For more information about public transportation in Tallinn, see this website.

We recommend using the following taxi companies: Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted); Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted).


Tallink City Hotel

Location: Laikmaa 5, Tallinn.

Standard single/twin: 89€/room/night (rates include breakfast).

Make your reservations by sending an email to and mention the promotion code ISHS2018. The offer is available until May 11.

Seaport Hotel

Location: Uus-Sadama 23, Tallinn.

Standard single: 78€/room/night (breakfast included).
Standard twin: 83€/room/night (breakfast included).

Reserve a room via the hotel website reservation system and use the promotion code ISHS2018. The offer is available until May 25.

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Location: Narva mnt 7c, Tallinn.

Standard single: 90€/room/night (breakfast included).
Standard double: 100€/room/night (breakfast included).
Cancellations are possible until 24 hours prior to arrival.

Reservations can be made by using this link. The offer is available until May 31.

Side trips

To make the most of your visit, here are some suggestions for side trips you can take from Tallinn before or after the conference.

Trip to St. Petersburg + humour round table

Saint Petersburg is less than 400 km away from Tallinn and can be easily reached by plane, train or bus. Right after our conference you will have a chance to experience this beautiful city and participate in a round table entitled “Social studies of humor and laughter” which is organised by our colleagues.

NB! The registration deadline is February 20. The fee (which covers participation costs, accommodation, bus tickets from Tallinn and back, excursions, museums tickets, transfers, breakfasts and lunches) starts at 400 euro per person. More information can be found here.

Tours and day trips in Tallinn and Estonia

Exploring the charming city of Tallinn is a must, but Estonia also has other great destinations to offer. Here you can find a lot of interesting trip offers. They even run a free walking tour around Tallinn every day!

Tailor-made tours

If you would prefer a more unique and personal tour, Kristine Valm of Carlson Wagonlit Travel can help! Contact her directly at

Explore Tallinn on your own

This website offers you a comprehensive overview of Tallinn sights. Enjoy your stay in one of the smallest capitals in Europe!

Getting to and out of Tallinn

You can get to Tallinn by plane, by ferry, by train or by bus.

Plane There are direct flights to Tallinn from over 30 cities in Europe. You can find the list of destinations and schedules here.
Ferry There are several ferries a day between Tallinn and Helsinki and an overnight ferry from Stockholm. You can find schedules here.
Train A daily train goes to Tallinn from Moscow via St. Petersburg. You can find more information and buy tickets here.
Bus There are frequent bus connections between Tallinn and Riga, Vilnius, and St. Petersburg. The most popular bus companies are LuxExpress and Ecolines.