Estonia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Estonia.

Here you will find information for Estonia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 1.33 million

Currency: Euro

Language: Estonian

Capital: Tallinn

Country Code: +372

Time Zone: Eastern European Standard Time

Train Companies

Most trains in Estonia are operated by AS Eesti Raudtee also referenced as Elron.

GO Rail operates trains from Tallinn to St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia.

Estonia rail map

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Train Tickets

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Buy your cheap train tickets for Estonia online at the Elron official homepage.

Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

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TrAIN tYPES

The major rail network in Estonia is composed of the following trains:

Elron Train (ELT) links Tallinn to the rest of the country, long and short distances.

  • 2nd Class offered on all services, long-distance services offer 1st Class
  • No reservations required, but are only possible for 1st Class tickets on longer-distance services.

There are no direct international train connections to Latvia but there is a transfer from the border town Valga.

Go Rail operates Trains from Tallin to St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Baltitski Express operated by Russian Railways RZD

  • Routes:
    • Tallinn – Narva – St. Petersburg – Moscow, Russia
  • Reservations required, all tickets are e-tickets and need to be printed before arriving at the train station
  • Runs daily from June to September, 3 times weekly during the rest of the year
  • Classes
    • 3rd Class: Platzkartny, a bunk in an open plan arrangement or a normal seat
    • 2nd Class: Kupe, a four-bed compartment
    • 1st Class Spaly Vagon, a two-bed compartment
  • Hot and cold water available

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Estonia

National

From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Tallinn to Tartu 2:00 Direct Train
Tallinn to Narva 2:13-2:36 Direct Train

 

International

From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Tallinn to St. Petersburg, Russia 7:10 Direct Train
Tallinn to Moscow, Russia 16:42 Direct Train
Tallinn to Riga, Latvia 6:46 1 Train
Tallinn to Stockholm, Sweden 17:15 Direct Ferry
Tallinn to Helsinki, Finland 2:15 Direct Ferry

 

Estonia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Tallinn
  • Tartu
  • Narva

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Estonia

When bordering the Baltic Sea it can be quite cold and frigid during the winter. So we recommend travelling to Estonia anytime from late April to September because of the longer days and warm temperatures.

Maybe you’re interested in visiting the medieval Tallinn? Taking a trip to a Baltic beach, looking around the Maritime Museum in an old hangar, enjoying a good sweat in a Estonian sauna, or maybe partaking in bog walking. Estonia, truly a hidden gem, has plenty to charm you with from the moment you arrive.

  • High Season: June to August
  • Low Season: October to March

 

Accommodation In Estonia

Booking

The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE

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Hostelworld

If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Estonia

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Travel Insurance

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