There is very little in the way of domestic flights in Estonia. Direct flights run from Tallinn to Kuressaare and Tallinn to Kärdla, operated by Saartelennuliinid ( twice daily on weekdays and once on Saturdays and Sundays. Other flights from Tallinn to the rest of the country require a connection outside of Estonia.

In winter, when sea travel is impossible, Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle (LFH, operates flights between Pärnu and Kuressaare to the island of Ruhnu on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.


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


  • There are ferries between mainland Estonia and its many islands, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Kihnu, Ruhnu and Vormsi being the most frequented by visitors.
  • Praamid ( and Kihnu Veeteed ( are the major operators – check websites for exact routes and prices.


  • 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 and without lines indicating lanes, 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 and Narva on the Russian-bound services run by GoRail (

The major domestic routes:

  • Tallinn–Rakvere (five daily), with four continuing to Narva
  • Tallinn–Tartu (11 daily)
  • Tallinn–Viljandi (five daily)
  • Tartu–Sangaste–Valga (four daily)