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Estonia by Train

It's time to explore the north of Europe! Travel throughout Estonia with a Eurail Pass and discover all of the capital Tallinn, the impressive history and the amazing national parks. 

 

Train types in Estonia

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Trains in Estonia are operated by Elron, check their website for up to date departure times. The main hub of the country is Tallinn. 

 

Popular connections

Average travel time from Tallinn to other Estonian cities:

Tallinn - Narva 2h 30mins
Tallinn - Valga 3h 10mins
Tallinn - Viljandi 2h 5mins

International trains

There are no direct international trains leaving from Estonia to neighboring countries. However, there is a connection with a transfer to Latvia through the Estonian border town Valga.

 

Estonia to Latvia: Tallinn - Valga line

The last stop of the Tallinn - Valga line is still in Estonia, however, at this station you can transfer to a Latvian train that goes directly to Riga.

International ferries

Tallinn has great connections to Finland and Sweden. These ferries are not included in the Pass, but Eurail Pass holders can get a discount on their passage. Check the benefits portal for more information on these ferries and the discount:

 

Ferry to Finland: Tallinn - Helsinki

The ferry from Tallinn (Estonia) to Helsinki (Finland) takes between 2 and 3 hours. This route is offered by Tallink Silja, Viking Lines and Eckerö line.

 

Ferry to Sweden: Tallinn - Stockholm

The ferry from Tallinn (Estonia) to Stockholm (Sweden) is an overnight ferry and takes approximately 16 hours. This route is offered by Viking Line and Tallink Silja. 

 

Reservations

Reservations in Estonia

It's not possible to make reservations for 2nd class when traveling with a Eurail Pass.

 

On some routes there are 1st class carriages where it's possible to book a seat. If you want to book a seat you have to e-mail Elron (info@elron.ee) 3 working days in advance. Specify the date and on what time and which route you want to travel.

 

It's also possible to travel in 1st class with a 2nd class Pass in Estonia, for example when there are no more seats in 2nd class. You have to pay a fee to sit in 1st class, which you can pay on board of the train. 

 

Good to know:

In the train your Pass will be inspected by the ticket inspector. You will be issued a ticket, but don't worry, you won't have to pay anything. This ticket will have a value of $ 0 and is for Elron's administration only. 

 

Get your Pass for Estonia

Estonia Pass

 

Use your whole vacation to discover Estonia by rail.

 

Standard prices from $ 82

Global Pass

 

Be free to visit Estonia and up to 32 other Eurail countries.


Standard prices from $ 191

 

Tips and tricks for Estonia

With a Eurail Pass you can make use of some benefits, like:

  • Discounted ferry passage to Finland and Sweden
  • And more...

 

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