The Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland are often made part of the same itinerary due to their proximity and alluring cityscapes. Being cities on the water allows for a unique and expedient way to reach both via ferries. These transit services are by far the most affordable options to get between cities and on average the trip takes between 2 and 3 hours.
There are three main companies which offer giant boats on which to take the journey. These are eckero tallink and viking line. Prices average from 20 to 50 euros depending on type of ticket purchased and when. Boats operate all year round even with major ice breakers when the Baltic Sea gets icy. There are ferries departing virtually every fifteen minutes at peak hours and even a few that
offer overnight accomodations which can be an affordable way to avoid the pricey hotels in this part of the world. There is also Linda line which offers high speed transits. These are an hour and a half ranging around 40 Euros. The high speed operations are seasonal from late spring to late fall.
Options are abundant to make the trip but research online can pay off. Look for the best desired times and rates are often provided. Paying for a trip in port especially during high season can be tough to navigate and expensive. Boats are quite grandiose and enjoyable, one can look forward to the blue spectacle of the Baltic sea and two excellent cities on either end which are equally deserving of a visit.