Other Useful Information and Links about Estonia
There are several ways of getting to Estonia: by ferry from other Nordic countries, by plane from or via other European countries, and by bus from neighbouring countries and beyond.
The address of the central bus station in Tallinn is Lastekodu 46 and its phone number is +372 12550. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the bus station by taxi from the city centre.
Tartu is situated 185 km south-east of Tallinn and the bus trip takes approximately 2.5 hours.
The address of the central train station in Tallinn is Toompuiestee 37, the train and ticket info is available at + 372 1447. Although sparse, the diesel trains are by far the most comfortable and safe means to travel in Estonia.
The Estonian kroon is pegged to the euro at 1 EUR = 15.6466 EEK.
Currency rates (Bank of Estonia).
- The majority of stores, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. All banks offer currency exchange services, and there are exchange offices in larger hotels, at the airport, in shopping centres and elsewhere.
There are ATMs in all of the larger shopping centres, in banks and on the streets.
- The official language in Estonia is Estonian - a Finno-Ugric language that is closely related to Finnish. Russian and English are widely
Safety and Emergencies
Estonia is a relatively safe country. However, travellers should exercise the same caution they would anywhere else in Europe with regard to their personal safety and belongings. Valuables should not be left unattended.
Emergency phone numbers:
112 - fire and rescue services and ambulance
110 - police
GSM mobiles that work elsewhere in Europe will also operate in Estonia.
- Pay-phones can be found throughout the country, although their numbers are constantly decreasing as mobile phone use becomes more common. Phone cards can be bought from news-stands.
Last updated on 28 August, 2012