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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

I just bought a ticket to Estonia, for April.
I have found out, that hostel beds cost around 10 to 15 euros per night.

Anybody know how much train travel costs, there?
And what do other things cost?
I have a travel book with info about Estonia, in it, but it is 5 years old.

And any other comments, from people who have been there, or live there would be much appriceiated. Especially comments about safety and exciting things to do.


2. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Hi Mel.

First of all, what kind of "things to do" are you looking for?
Tallinn has it's safe and not so safe areas, but in general it's pretty safe here, just like in any other place in Europe. Use common sense and you'll be fine.
You've chosen a good time to come here, as the snow is gone, but the swarms of tourists haven't started to arrive yet.
The best way to get around is by bus, train is only connecting a few larger cities and tends to be slower than bus. Also buses run more often. A single ticket for public transportation in Tallinn costs 0,7euros. Single one way bus/train ticket from Tallinn to Tartu (2nd largest town in Estonia, some 170km south of Tallinn, university town) costs around 100 kroons (70 euros).
Things cost more in Tallinn, specially Old Town area, but you can get a good meal in most restaurants around Estonia for less than 11€. Depends what you are ordering of course. 0,5l beer or any other alcoholic drink costs about 3 euros.

If you have any specific questions, I'll do my best to answer them. :)


3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello MelesMeles.

Thanks for replying.
I like to go out at night, to heavy metal bars and clubs. I found a list of them, on the web, but will i be safe walking in the streets, at night?
It would be great, if u would give me the names of areas, in Tallin, which absolutely should be avoided, after dark. I presume most are safe enough, during day light.


4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Hi Mel

I went to Tallinn and to Riga in February and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Tallinn in particular was beautiful, and I think we benefited from going out of season to see it quiet and covered in snow. The city centre felt very safe, even quite late at night. I have a blog on the trip, if you search for 'Tallinn' under blogs you'll find it.

We got a Eurolines bus from Tallinn to Riga - it was OK and pretty cheap

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Thanks very much Magakal

Glad to hear it is safe, at night.
I will look,for your blog.


6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Do many people in Estonia speak English?
Which is the most widely spoken second language?


7. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Most younger people in Estonia speak English, and Russian is most widely spoken second language.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Thanks MelesMeles

It sure is great, to have somebody from Estonia, to ask questions to.

Do u know how much, it costs, to get to the islands, near Estonia? I presume i would go there by boat.


9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y


I cant find your blog.
I searched under Estonia. There were 2, but none was yours. I also searched under Tallinn and there seemed to be no entires. Not sure if i searched wrongly, or what.


10. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Hi Mel - if you click on my profile you should see it!