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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 20m
Tallinn – Valga 3h 20m
Tallinn – Viljandi 2h 10m
Tallinn – Tartu  2h 05m
Tallinn – Paldiski  1h

International trains

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

 

Estonia to Latvia: Tallinn – Valga – Riga line

The last stop of the Tallinn – Valga line, is on Estonian territory. Here you can change to a Latvian train directly to Riga or other destinations in Latvia.

 

Please check timetables of both the Estonian Railways and the Latvian Railways, since schedules are not necessarily well connected.

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

Not possible through Eurail reservation self-service system.

 

Locally at the train station in Estonia.

 

By sending an e-mail

  • It's not possible to make reservations for 2nd class when traveling with an Eurail Pass. 
  • On some routes there are 1st class carriages where it's possible to make a reservation, only for 1st class Pass holders. You can reserve a seat by sending an e-mail to klienditugi@elron.ee, 5 working days in advance. Specify the date, time, and route on which you want to travel. 
  • When 1st class is sold out, it is possible to sit in 2nd class without any reservation. 
  • When traveling with a 2nd class Pass, it is possible to sit in 1st class if there are free seats available in the 1st class compartment. This upgrade can only be bought on board and is subject to availability.

Good to know

  • In the train, your Pass will be inspected by the ticket inspector. You will be issued a ticket, but it 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 $ 92

Global Pass

 

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


Standard prices from $ 211

 

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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