Public transport within Estonia

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If possible, stay home. For unavoidable trips try to find a way of getting around that brings you into contact with as few people as possible. The best way is to get around is on foot or on a bicycle.

If you need to use public transportation, please observe the following:

  • if possible, wear a mask.
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Do not touch handles or any other surfaces with bare hands.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Disinfect your hands as soon as possible after you have left the public transportation.
  • If possible, keep 2 metres away from other passengers.

Last updated: 13.04.2020 23:09

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The purpose of the restrictions is to protect the people’s health and they are implemented if it is possible to do it sensibly. In public transportation people should sit as far away from each other as possible and if it should be necessary to stand in public transportation, to stand as far away from other passengers as possible.

The weather is already nice so using a bicycle to travel to work/home could also be considered.

Last updated: 13.04.2020 16:38

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Yes, taxis are an option. If you have the chance, ask the taxi driver before getting in the car if they have disinfected the vehicle and aired it out between passengers. Remind the driver to disinfect and air out the car after your ride.

Last updated: 11.04.2020 12:59

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If at all possible, make a list of the essentials that you need and liaise with people close to you, or with neighbours, so that everyone’s shopping can be done by a person who owns a car.

If no one you know is in a position to shop for you and there is no alternative to using public transport, make sure that you do not cough or sneeze on anyone.

Avoid touching any surfaces with your bare hands. The goal is to minimise the spread of potential germs.

Avoid touching your face and disinfect your hands as soon as you can after using public transport.

Last updated: 27.03.2020 18:22

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Coughing and looking unwell is not a sure sign that someone might have the coronavirus. As a precaution, keep your distance from the driver, avoid touching surfaces, don’t touch your face, and wash or disinfect your hands after exiting the bus/train/etc. If you truly suspect the driver of being ill, please contact the transport provider and inform them of the time you saw the possibly ill driver and which line they were operating.

Last updated: 27.03.2020 18:23

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In order to protect the health of the bus drivers and limit the spread of the virus, people must enter a regional public transportation from the middle or from the back door (if there is a door at the back). Passengers do not need to contact the bus driver, as they do not need to buy a ticket also in these counties where the transport has not been free of charge before.

Last updated: 15.04.2020 17:42

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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will decide on the need to revise the passenger train schedules as the situation develops. The interiors of Elron trains are cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis, with particular attention given to various contact surfaces, in order to minimize viral transmission.

Information about timetables and changes can be found on the passenger train company Elron's website and free travel information is also provided by the 24-hour hotline 616 0245.

Last updated: 28.03.2020 22:53

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All Elron travel attendants regularly disinfect their hands to avoid transmission of the virus.

In order to avoid direct contact with the staff, we recommend buying your ticket online in advance from the Elron sales environment. You can also purchase a ticket aboard the train from the ticket machine using the Elron travel card.

If possible, the 2-by-2 rule must be observed also on board the train.

Last updated: 05.05.2020 19:59

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Taking into the spread of the coronavirus, the departures of the Tallinn-St.Peterburg-Moscow train have been temporarily suspended as of March 20, and tickets already purchased can be returned. The decision to stop the train traffic was taken by the Russian Railways to prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of passengers.

The Estonian Railway invites passengers who purchased the ticket to contact the customer service of the company Go Rail ticketing agency at: +372 631 0044, e-mail:,

According to information from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, carriers have also stopped service on long-distance lines headed to Russia.

Last updated: 28.03.2020 23:01

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When offering transport services with a limousine, the same principles applies as in cars (including taxis).

  • If passengers are not members of the same family, no more than 2 persons are allowed in the vehicle.
  • People should keep as far away from each other as possible.

Last updated: 16.04.2020 21:32

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).