Public transportation in Tallinn

Public Transport in the city includes buses, trams and trolleybuses. You can travel in all of these with the same ticket. You can either buy one-time tickets from the bus drivers or R-kiosks if you have not yet registered as a citizen of Tallinn, or buy a Smartcard (Ühiskaart). The Smartcard is a contactless card that can be purchased in all R-Kiosk stores in Tallinn as well as post offices and grocery stores. With money deposited on  the card, a person can swipe the card on the orange validator when entering the public transport vehicle (bus, tram, trolleybus) and a one-hour ticket will be deducted automatically. 

Registered residents of Tallinn can personalize the card and use public transportation for free (the card still needs to be validated every time you enter the public transportation vehicle). 

Please see here for more information on the Smartcard. 

Taxis and car sharing

A common way to get around Tallinn is to use shared driving services, most popular of which is the taxi app Bolt. Using the app you can choose your destination and request private verified drivers. The fee differs depending on the distance, the time and the day of the week. Alternatives for Bolt are Tulika, Uber and Yandex.

Scooter rental

Bolt and Tuul offer the option to rent an electric scooter to get around the city. You can download the apps of the companies to be able to use this service. 

Bike rental

Citybike is a company that offers short- and long-term bike rentals.

Car rental

Citybee and Bolt are two companies that offer the service of car rental in the city. You can download the apps of the companies to be able to use this service. 


A comfortable way to travel around Estonia is by train. Elron has 18 Electric trains and 20 diesel trains. You can buy the ticket online


Not only trains go around Estonia, there are also bus routes that can also be very convenient when booking a trip. Tickets and timetables are available here


Did you know that Estonia has 2222 islands? So, a trip to one of them can be a good experience. Of all those islands you can visit 10, although the top 4, by size, are Saarema, Hiiumaa, Muhu, and Vormsi. You can read more about them here and see ferry lines and tickets here and here.

It is also possible to travel to Helsinki, Stockholm or Saint Petersburg by ferry.