Travel

TRAVELING TO ESTONIA

Travelling to Estonia is easy, you can arrive here by plane, train, car or boat (ferries and cruises). As a member of European Union and Schengen area, Estonia is easily accessible to anyone looking to travel over from Europe.

Citizens from EU, USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia do not need a visa to enter the country and you also do not need one, if you are travelling with a Schengen visa. Check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website if you are in any doubt. It is always up to date with visa information and gives details of Estonian embassies abroad where they can be obtained.

Different possibilities of how to travel to Estonia:

BY AIR

Tallinn Airport has numerous direct routes to European capitals and bigger cities. With one connection flight, most of the world is reachable. Find your flight to Estonia:

Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland and Riga airport in Latvia are also very close to Estonia.

BY SEA

Tallinn and Paldiski have daily ferry connections to Helsinki, Hanko, Stockholm and Kapellskär. Find the best route and time:

BY TRAIN

It is possible to reach Tallinn from St.Petersburg or Moscow. More information: gorail.ee

There is also a Latvian train connection from Riga to Valga (pv.lv) and Estonian train from Valga to Tartu, (elron.ee)

BY BUS

A good road network and convenient coach services link Tallinn and Tartu to many cities: Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin etc. Coach schedules are available on-line: 

TRAVELLING IN ESTONIA

Otepää is easily reachable by long-distance buses from all bigger towns in Estonia. From Tallinn, it is 3h 15min by bus.

Bus schedules:

Train schedules:

SOUTH ESTONIA

Deep blue lakes hidden between rolling hills and valleys is what makes South Estonia a popular nature getaway destination.

OTEPÄÄ

A small town nestled in southern Estonian hills and valleys, Otepää is a well-known winter holiday destination for all those who love the snow. Skiing, skating, snowboarding in all its forms can be enjoyed at this relaxed winter resort boasting luxurious spa hotels and restaurants.

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