Estonia (EVR)

Country info: Estonia (Eesti)

Rail companies: EVR (Eesti Raudtee)

                             Elron (domestic passenger connections)
                             GO Rail (Tallinn-Saint Petersburg-Moscow train)

Estonian Rail Network Map 

Currency: Euro

Train travel in Estonia: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info


National Train Service:

Train types in Estonia: Suburban (linnalähirongides), Regular (reisirong), Express (kiirrong) & International (rahvusvaheline) trains  


At the moment there are only one international train originating from Estonia: 

However also exist three pairs of LDz (Latvian Railways) trains as a sort of international one, because they terminat at Estonian station Valga (border town between Estonia & Latvia). Basically EVR & LDz simply agreed to make it work like this, so passengers can travel from Estonia to Latvia (Riga, Sigulda, Cesis, Valmiera) while paying Latvian domestic fare. One of the pairs of Latvian trains to/from Valga is "connected" with arrival/departure of Tartu-Valga & Valga-Tartu trains, thus it means that you can actually leave Riga around noon, arrive to Tartu in th afternoon or Tallinn in the evening (or vice versa: depart from Tallinn early morning or from Tartu late morning, change at Valga and be in Riga in the afternoon.


Since September 2011 passengers can also travel by Elron train till newly built border station Koidula (before trains were running only till Orava). Koidula station is located just across the border (walking distance) from Russian town Pechory, thus allowing simple & cheap journey from Estonia to Russia (Pechory, Pskov etc.), since one can cross the border on foot.


Types of carriages in EVR (Elron & GoRail) trains:


Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by train in Estonia:

  1. Passengers purchasing Estonian domestic tickets online (via Elron website) receive 10% discount from the base ticket fare
  2. Students & Scholars holding ISIC, ITIC & ISIC-Scholar cards receive 30% discount from the standard base fare on all the domestic tickets which cost >0,80 euro
  3. Passengers planning multiple trips within Estonia might consider purchasing Elron discounted fare card Elron Soidukaart. The card cost only 2,50 euro, but allows to save 10% on all the Elron tickets


International Train Service:

Tariffs for international tickets used by Estonian Railways:

a) Regular discounts

No info available

b) Special offers (SparSchiene)

c) CityStars

No info available



How to Buy Train Tickets in Estonia:

National (domestic) train tickets can be purchased directly via Elron website

International tickets (for Tallinn to Moscow via St.Petersburg) can be ordered via GoRail website, purchased directly from GoRail service points or via Russian Railways (RZD) website


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