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Traveling to Estonia
Estonia is a member of the Schengen Agreement, meaning a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in Estonia. Which makes traveling to Estonia easy.
Airports in Estonia are divided into "Schengen" and "non-Schengen" sections, which act like "domestic" and "international" sections elsewhere. If you are flying from outside Europe into one Estonia and continuing to another, you will clear Immigration and Customs.
Nationals of EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) countries only need a valid national identity card or passport for entry - in no case will they need a visa for a stay of any length.
Nationals of non-EU/EFTA countries will generally need a passport for entry to a Schengen country and most will need a visa.
Only the nationals of the following non-EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa for entry into the Schengen Area: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan (Republic of China), United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, additionally persons holding British National (Overseas), Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR passports.
These non-EU/EFTA visa-free visitors may not stay more than 90 days in a 180 day period in the Schengen Area (including Estonia).
Traveling to Estonia By plane
Tallinn is Estonia's international gateway. In addition to direct daily flights to/from all major Scandinavian (Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo) and Baltic cities (Riga and Vilnius), there are direct flights from all major European hubs like London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and Amsterdam and regional hubs like Prague and Warsaw. Eastward connections are from Moscow, ([St. Petersburg]) and Kiev. Local carrier Estonian Air provides half of the services and the rest is provided by Finnair, SAS, Lufthansa, LOT, CSA, Air Baltic, Ryanair and others. Easyjet is one of a few low-cost carriers that provide service between Tallinn and major European cities.
Good ferry connection with Helsinki allow for combination of open-jaw air travel.
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport or Ulemiste Airport (IATA: TLL) (ICAO: EETN) is suited about 5 km from the city center. Bus line 2 runs from the airport to downtown Tallinn and lots of taxis are also available.
Tartu Airport or Ulenurme Airport (IATA: TAY, ICAO: EETU) is suited about 10km from Tartu centre. International flights include Riga and Tallinn. The airport's bus stop is located in front of the terminal. Bus travels on the route Ulenurme - Tartu City Centre. The bus fare is 15EEK (about 1EUR) and tickets can be bought from the bus driver.
Kuressaare Airport (IATA: URE, ICAO: EEKE) is situated 3 km from the town of Kuressaare on Saaremaa island and offers regular flights to Stockholm.
Traveling to Estonia by train
International train services are to/from Russia, Moscow. Domestic services connect Tallinn with Narva in the east and Viljandi in the south, Parnu in the south-west, Tartu and Valga in the south-east.
Traveling to Estonia by car
Domestic road network is dense and covers all regions of the country.
Traveling to Estonia by bus
Lots of good and cheap connections from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Kaliningrad, Warsaw, and all larger Baltic and German cities. Service providers: Eurolines , Ecolines, BalticShuttle and Hansabuss.
Traveling to Estonia by boat
Ferry lines connect Tallinn with Sweden (Stockholm), Finland (Helsinki, Mariehamn) and also with Germany (Rostock) during the summer months.Check out some usefull info now:
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