Finding the right flights from Madrid can be as simple as doing a search at Orbitz.com. The search engine at the Orbtiz.com site combs through current flight schedules to show comparative costs, as well as departure and arrival times, layovers and other issues that make certain flight options more attractive than others. The Madrid-Barajas Airport, located at Avenida de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, is 12 miles from the city center. It's the main hub for Iberia and does business with major airlines, including EasyJet, Delta, Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Europa and others.
Orbitz.com can help travelers find convenient, affordable places on and off site for vacation parking. The airport in Madrid has express parking meant for dropping off and picking up travelers. For the first 30 minutes, the parking is free. Short- and long-term parking lots can be found at each terminal and cost from €9.60 for two hours up to €60 per day for Terminal 2 short-term parking. Long-term parking is available for €18.30 per day. The economy lot requires a shuttle ride back and forth to the terminals but costs only €10.80 per day or €62.80 per week.
For travelers who wish to avoid parking, Orbitz.com can help find special offers on ground transportation to and from Madrid-Barajas Airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there from downtown by car. A credentialed taxi service will charge anywhere from €25 to €30 for the ride, but oftentimes there are taxi drivers inside the terminals offering cheaper rides who do not have the same credentials as those who have signed a contract with the airport. Passengers can also opt for a €2 train ride or take the bus for a similar fee.
There's no need to leave the airport to find an excellent selection of restaurants, counter service diners or bars. Orbitz.com can offer travelers deals on food and air packages, though they might not be dining in-house. The convenience of dining at the airport while waiting for flights from Madrid may be worth the cost, but passengers should expect the cost to be relatively more expensive than similar restaurants found in the city center.
Estonia's Tallinn Airport is located just four kilometers southeast of downtown Tallinn. Use Orbitz.com to book your flights to Tallinn, and you will be able to choose from the major domestic and international air passenger carriers that service the airport.
Once you land in Tallinn, you will have plenty of choices when it comes to ground transportation. The SEBE bus company runs the Taistunni Ekspress, which departs hourly from level 0 of the terminal, as well as several other buses that offer transportation to Tartu, Lennujaama, Kose-Risti, Mao and Puhu-Risti. The Tallinn Airport Shuttle meets every flights that arrives at the airport, and transports travelers to their final destination in Tallinn. Taxis are plentiful at the Tallinn airport. Expect the fare into Tallinn's city center to cost roughly €10. If you used Orbitz.com to purchase bargain tickets to Tallinn, you might have saved enough to pay for a rental car to keep you mobile while you're in town.
Tallinn's summers are cool, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the high 60s. Its winters are very cold. From January through March, expect temperatures that average between the 20s and 30s, but that can dip below zero. Tallinn also gets its fair share of snow, so be sure to pack appropriate clothing and snow gear if you plan to visit during the colder months.
History buffs will have no shortage of things to do while in Tallinn. The Old Town area features medieval walls, cobblestone streets and a variety of architectural styles from the 14th and 15th centuries. Toompea, the 10th-century Estonian stronghold, is also a must-see, as is the KGB Museum, Town Hall Square, the town wall and Kadriorg Park. Enjoy your stay in Tallinn, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find flights to Tallinn.
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