ESTONIA | Train - Ferry

admin @ 02-08-2006 18:26

I really have my heart set on visiting Estonia at some point in the next couple of years, but it dang well isnt included in any inter-rail pass. How do people recommend me getting there in the middle of an inter-rail trip, what are the best ways of getting there etc etc.

Thank you.

Nikolai @ 13-03-2008 02:49

Estonia is not included in the interrail ticket but Estonian train fares are quite cheap. For example, travelling some 200 km from Tallinn to the second city Tartu costs around 8 euros. The are several ship companies operating between Helsinki and Tallinn, journey time varying between 2 and 4 hours depending on the size of the vessel. About the country itself, I strongly recommend spending several days exploring the old town in Tallinn.

Pete @ 24-03-2008 13:21

this is as well my opinion ... take a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn ...
it is about 3 hours of travel and about 15-20 EUR one-way ... you get a discount with a student card.
use for example VikingLine:

and train travel is cheap in the Baltic countries ... but there are often much better connections by bus ... and as well very cheap ... 🙂


Nikolai @ 24-03-2008 18:56

Estonian bus timetables and fares can be found at

Nikolai @ 18-06-2008 23:38

Lindaliini company operates cheap speed boats between Helsinki and Tallinn:

There's good competition so prices stay at reasonable levels.

csberko @ 06-10-2010 14:26

Eckerö Lines is almost always the cheapest, especially if you just show up in the harbor. But do it in the right time: it only goes in the morning.

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