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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Estonia by plane, car ferry, train, bus, car or car train

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Fly to Tallinn  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Tallinn (TLL) EDI - TLL

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Fly to Helsinki, car ferry  •  9h 34m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Helsinki (HEL) EDI - HEL
  2. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

Train, bus via Warsaw  •  42h 12m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia Ec
  5. Take the bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station

Train, bus  •  43h 59m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf 50 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Leipzig to Rīga
  6. Take the bus from Riga to Tallinn

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 77
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  5. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn

Bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station

Train, bus #2  •  4 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague to Rīga
  4. Take the bus from Riga to Tallinn

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  33h 15m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Tallinn

Edinburgh to Estonia by train, bus and tram

The journey time between Edinburgh and Estonia is around 3 days 3h and covers a distance of around 3430 km. This includes an average layover time of around 37h 28m. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 3h. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Edinburgh to Estonia service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Mere puiestee. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
38h 19m
Layover time:
37h 28m
Total time:
3 days 3h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 3h
Journey distance:
3430 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€337
Carbon emissions:
254 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:24
Last service departs at:
06:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Estonia train, bus and tram schedules

United Kingdom → Estonia
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International entry into Estonia from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Estonia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Estonia with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Estonia from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 6 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Chile, Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 6 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and United Kingdom
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Estonia

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Estonia from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Estonia is 1247.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Estonia is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Estonia is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1247.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Estonia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Estonia is to fly which costs £50 - £110 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Estonia is to fly which costs £50 - £110 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Estonia. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Hobujaama via London Victoria Coach Station, Warsaw and Bussijaam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Estonia is 1726 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Estonia without a car is to train and bus via Warsaw which takes 42h 12m and costs £280 - £900.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Edinburgh to Estonia, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Estonia bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Estonia is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £100 - £160 and takes 2 days 8h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Edinburgh to Estonia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tallinn, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Estonia.
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  • Distance: 1725.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Estonia?

Ryanair, Finnair and two other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Kesklinn twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Tallinn via London Victoria Coach Station, Warszawa, Warsaw, Tallinn, Bus Station, and Bussijaam in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Poznan
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €460
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €460
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Snälltåget
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€156
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Leipzig to Rīga
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Prague to Rīga
Ave. Duration
47h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
National Express
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
40h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €90
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
€24 - €75
Inside cabin
€55 - €75
Outside cabin
€65 - €90
Deluxe/Suite
€50 - €75
Passenger
€21 - €25
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€84
Website
St Peters Line
Passenger
€84
Vehicle
€61

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Estonia is 2h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 9:47 PM in Edinburgh and 11:47 PM in Estonia.

Ryanair, KLM, Air Baltic and Finnair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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