Bicycle

  • Touring cyclists will find Estonia mercifully flat.
  • Bike hire is offered in all the major cities.

Bus

  • The national bus network is extensive, linking all the major cities to each other and the smaller towns to their regional hubs.
  • All services are summarised on the extremely handy T pilet (www.tpilet.ee) site.
  • Don't presume that drivers will speak English.
  • Concessions are available for children and seniors.

Car & Motorcycle

  • Estonian roads are generally very good and driving is easy.
  • In rural areas, particularly on the islands, some roads are unsealed but they’re usually kept in good condition.
  • Winter poses particular problems for those not used to driving in ice and snow.
  • Car hire is offered in all the major cities.

Train

Train services have been steadily improving in recent years. Domestic routes are run by Elron (www.elron.ee) but it's also possible to travel between Tallinn, Rakvere and Narva on the Russian-bound services run by GoRail (www.gorail.ee)

The major domestic routes:

  • Tallinn–Rakvere (three daily), with two continuing to Narva
  • Tallinn–Tartu (eight daily)
  • Tallinn–Viljandi (four daily)
  • Tallinn–Pärnu (three daily)
  • Tartu–Sangaste–Valga (three daily)