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


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

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)