Transport

Public transportation tickets are still relatively inexpensive compared to other EU countries. Furthermore, students, pupils and senior citizens are eligible for discounts on long-term ticketing. Airports can be found in three cities:

Low-cost air travel

Intra-city

Bus

Bicycle

Where to get a bicycle?

Taxi

Inter-city

Tartu is well-connected to Tallinn and few other bigger cities by bus, train and and the motorway. However, if you want to get to country-side, it might turn out challenging.

Bus

Train

Ferry

Airplane

Hiring a car

Driving

If you plan on driving in Estonia, certain country nationals are required to replace their foreign licence with an Estonian one. If no agreement is in place with your citizen country, you may be required to pass a driving and theory test first. You can check, which driving licenses Estonia does recognize. https://www.mnt.ee/eng/driver/driving-licence/foreign-driving-licence

Just click on the link of your state (if it is in the list) and you´ll see how long and on what conditions the driving licence valid and how it can be replaced with an Estonian driving licence.

Road conditions are good, at least for the main road, but snow and ice in winter can pose a challenge!

Drivers in Estonia have to have their headlights on at all times, day and night and year-round. Fog lights may only be used when there is fog or heavy rain, and rear fog lights may only be used when visibility is less than 164 feet (50m). You´ll also have to fit your cars with winter tyres to ensure safe driving during the winter months.

Seatbelts should be worn at all times by all passengers and it is illegal to use a cell phone without a headset while driving. The legal limit for alcohol when driving is 0.2 and this is strictly enforced.

Speed limits in Estonia are set at 90 km/h on most motorways and to 30-50km/h within villages and cities. Speed limits are enforced via radar and police patrols. You can risk a hefty fine for breaking the speed limits.

Acquiring driving licence in English or Russian