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Ticket information
Single ticket

Single tickets (standard class tickets) are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket. A ticket in standard class does not guarantee a seat. If you wish to have a guaranteed seat we would advise you to buy a first class ticket.

You can buy tickets

  • online, with 15% off all single tickets and 10% off all season tickets, compared to buying them from on-board staff or from ticket offices; you need an Elron farecard (hüperlink) to buy a season ticket
  • from a ticket machine on train: single tickets in standard class only, payable only with an Elron farecard, 10% off compared to buying them from on-board staff or from ticket offices 
  • from on-board staff: single tickets, 24 h tickets, 30 day tickets, farecards
  • from ticket offices in Tallinn and Tartu 
    at the main station in Tallinn (Balti Jaam) Mo-Sun 7.00 - 21.30
    at Tartu station Mo-Sun 06.00 - 19.45 

Advance ticket sales for standard class, both online and at ticket offices, end 5 minutes prior to the departure of the train from the station where the passenger’s journey starts.
Advance ticket sales for First class
, both online and at ticket offices, end 30 minutes prior to the departure of the train from its original station.

First class ticket

First class tickets are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket. A First class ticket guarantees a seat. Discounted tickets are not available in First class. One child under the age of seven can travel free with a paying adult. As the child will not have a ticket they will not have a seat reserved, so if the train is busy they will be expected to sit on your knee. If you want to guarantee your child a seat or you are travelling with more than one child you will need to buy them a full fare First class ticket. Pets and bicycles are not allowed in First class.

First class has

  • more spacious and comfortable reclining seats
  • more legroom
  • faster Wi-Fi
  • plug sockets at every seat
  • carpeted floors
  • tables at some seats
Season ticket

We have season tickets for

  • 1 day, available online and from the ticket offices
  • 24 hours (for the zoned area near Tallinn), available from on-board staff on trains
  • 30 days, available online, from on-board staff and from the ticket offices
  • 90 days, available online and from the ticket offices
  • your own custom date range, available online and from the ticket offices 

With a season ticket you get unlimited travel in the zone(s) or between the stations shown on your ticket. You can travel at any time of day on all trains (both commuter and long-distance) that stop in the zone or between the stations for which your ticket has been issued.
You can only buy season tickets for travel in standard class but you can buy an upgrade to First Class from on-board staff on the train.
Season tickets are only available with an Elron farecard where the ticket is loaded.

Buy your season ticket here.

Group ticket

Group discounts are available to groups of a minimum of 20 people, who must travel together at all times. Please contact us at info@elron.ee and tell us the date, time, route and the number of full fare and discount tickets. We will send you a quote.
Please note that we can only sell tickets 7 days in advance. Please click here for more information on discounts available.

If you then wish to book the tickets we will send you a pre-payment invoice which must be settled before your travel.

Discount for Registered Residents with the Public Transportation Smartcard

If you have a registered residence and a personalised Public Transportation Smartcard (Ühiskaart) you can buy discounted train tickets for travel in the zoned area around Tallinn at www.pilet.ee. Tickets are available for 1 day or 30 days and are loaded to the Smartcard.

Discounted tickets for travel beyond the zoned area are available only on trains, either from the  ticket machine and payable with your Elron Farecard or from on-board staff, payable with your Elron Farecard, a bank card or in cash.

You must present your Public Transportation Smartcard on the train.

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Ticket prices

Elron’s ticket prices depend on where you buy the ticket and whether you travel over the weekend, when ticket prices are higher on some routes.

You get the best deals online, with 15% off single tickets and 10% off season tickets, compared to buying them from on-board staff or from ticket offices.
Single tickets bought with the Elron farecard from the ticket machine on train get a 10% discount.
You can see the exact price of a ticket if bought online and if bought from on-board staff when you search for a connection in the journey planner.

Prices on the train and at ticket offices at the Tartu Station and Baltic Station: 

Where to buy
  • Online, with 15% off all single tickets and 10% off all season tickets, compared to buying them from on-board staff or from ticket offices; you need an Elron farecard (hüperlink) to buy a season ticket
  • Ticket machine on train: single tickets in standard class only, payable only with an Elron farecard, 10% off compared to buying them from on-board staff or from ticket offices
  • On-board staff: single tickets, 24 h tickets, 30 day tickets, farecards 
  • Ticket offices in Tallinn and Tartu
    at the main station in Tallinn (Balti Jaam) Mo-Sun 7.00 - 21.30
    at Tartu station Mo-Sun 06.00 - 19.45

Advance ticket sales for standard class, both online and at ticket offices, end 5 minutes prior to the departure of the train from the station where the passenger’s journey starts.

Advance ticket sales for First Class, both online and at ticket offices, end 30 minutes prior to the departure of the train from its original station.

How to buy a single ticket online?

– Select the from / to stations and date in the journey planner and click on „Go“;
– Select the departure;

– Select the ticket category (standard, discounted standard or First Class) and the number of tickets;

– If travelling in First Class click on “Select seat”;

– Click on „Buy“;

– A new page will open where you choose how you would like to receive the ticket. You can have it sent either to your Elron farecard (hüperlink) or to an email address.  Confirm your selection by clicking on “Add to cart”;

– Select your payment method (bank, credit card or Elron farecard), review the terms and conditions of use and
continue to payment. You need an Elron account  if you wish to pay with your farecard credit. Click on “Return to vendor” when your transaction has been approved;

The ticket will be delivered as requested - to your e-mail address or your farecard. If you wish you can get a confirmation e-mail of the ticket that was loaded to your farecard.

How to buy a season ticket online?

You need an Elron farecard (hüperlink) where the ticket will be loaded.

– Click on „Season Ticket“ (hüperlink) under the journey planner;
– Select the ticket duration (1 day, 30 days, 90 days or your own custom range)

– Select
the zone(s) or the stations
– Select the start date and the ticket type (season ticket or discounted season ticket)
– Check the ticket information and enter the number of the Elron farecard where you wish the ticket to be loaded;

– Select your payment method (bank, credit card or Elron farecard), review the terms and conditions of use and continue to payment. You need an Elron account (hüperlink) if you wish to pay with your farecard credit. Click on “Return to vendor” when your transaction has been approved;
– Enter your email address if you wish to sign up for season ticket reminders; Kui see sai kolitud viimaseks ostmislehel, siis sama tuleb teha ka siin

– The ticket that you bought will be loaded to your farecard. You can see your active tickets and transaction history when you log in with your Elron farecard
here.   

How to buy tickets from a ticket machine on the train with the Elron Farecard?

– Tap the farecard on the reader.
– Choose the end station, or the zone of your end station when travelling in the zoned area near Tallinn. Choose a zone OR choose a stop
– Choose your ticket.  If you want to use the discount for registered residents with the Public Transportation Smartcard (Ühiskaart), press „Select“ next to “Ühiskaart discounted ticket” and tap your Smartcard. If you want to buy a regular ticket without the Public Transportation Smartcard, choose „Single ticket“ or „Discounted single ticket“.
– The ticket machine will display the price.
– Tap the farecard on the reader to confirm the transaction.

Ways to pay

Online: via a bank link, with a credit card or Elron farecard. You need an Elron account if you wish to pay with your farecard credit.

Ticket machines on trains:  with your Elron farecard.

On-board staff: a debit or credit card, Elron farecard, cash

Ticket offices: a debit or credit card, Elron farecard, cash

Ticket delivery

You can choose to have the tickets that you bought loaded to your Elron farecard or sent to you by email.

If you choose email we will send you the e-ticket as a PDF. You can print this at home before your journey or use it on a mobile device. You cannot collect e-tickets at the station. When you travel you can show the printed copy or the PDF ticket on your phone.

How to read your ticket

If you are unsure of how to read the information on your Ticket, please use the guide below. 

How to read Elron trainticket

How to use your ticket?

Please validate your ticket in the ticket machine on the train as you board. The ticket machines are at every door of the train. If the ticket machine is out of order then show your ticket to on board staff.

On board staff has a right to check every passenger`s ticket even if the ticket is already validated in the ticket machine. 
 

Discounts
Who is entitled to free transport?

  • Children below 7 before 1 October and children whose compulsory school attendance has been postponed;
  • Disabled people up to and including 16;
  • People with a profound disability;
  • People with a severe visual impairment;
  • Companions of passengers with a profound or severe visual impairment;
  • The guide dog or assistant dog of a disabled person.

Please take a document confirming your eligibility with you. 
Legal basis: § 34 of the Public Transport Act.

Who can buy discounted tickets?

Discounts are available for:

  • Passengers aged up to and including 19;
  • Students with an ISIC card or an Estonian student card;
  • Pensioners of the Republic of Estonia;
  • Passengers aged 65 and older;
  • Passengers with partial or no work ability;
  • Passengers aged 17 and older who have a severe or moderate disability;
  • Travel companions of disabled passengers up to and including 16;
  • Travel companions of passengers with a profound disability.

You will need a document confirming your eligibility for a discounted ticket  (a discounted single ticket, a discounted season ticket, a discounted day ticket, a discounted 30-day ticket, a combined discounted 30-day ticket).

Documents confirming your eligibility for discounted or free transport

You must show a document confirming your eligibility when you buy your ticket and when travelling.

  • People aged up to and including 19: an identity document (passport or ID card);
  • Students: an ordinary ISIC card (including a virtual ISIC Card),  an ISIC card issued by an Estonian bank or an Estonian student identification card. Read more about the cards of the ISIC issuer in Estonia HERE.
  • Pensioners of the Republic of Estonia: a pension certificate. Read more about pensions here;
  • People with partial or no work ability: a work ability card and an identity document (passport, ID card or driving licence);
  • People aged 65 years and older: an identity document (passport, ID card or driving licence);
  • Disabled people: a pension certificate, a disability card or a disability certificate issued by the Social Insurance Board, each of which sets out the severity and duration of the disability
  • Travel companions of disabled passengers up to and including 16 and travel companions of passengers with a profound disability. The disabled person must carry a document proving the disability.
Local government discounts

The local authorities of Tallinn, Raasiku, Saue, Saku and West Harju offer concessionary travel schemes, some of them to all residents and some to pupils. To find out more visit their pages (in Estonian):

Discount for Registered Residents with the Public Transportation Smartcard (Ühiskaart, pilet.ee)

If you have a registered residence and a personalised Public Transportation Smartcard (Ühiskaart) you can buy discounted train tickets for travel in the zoned area around Tallinn at www.pilet.ee. Tickets are available for 1 day or 30 days and are loaded to the Smartcard.

Discounted tickets for travel beyond the zoned area are available only on trains, either from the  ticket machine and payable with your Elron Farecard or from on-board staff, payable with your Elron Farecard, a bank card or in cash.

You must present your Public Transportation Smartcard on the train.

Corporate customer
Loyal customer credit agreement

A corporate credit account

A credit account is a great solution that helps you manage the business travel of your employees and partners in Estonia. You can pay for travel with our Elron Credit Farecards and settle the costs with an invoice at the end of the month. You can apply for a credit agreement here.

Train hire

This is the fleet that we offer for private hire:

  • a diesel train with two cars and 105 seats
  • a diesel train with three cars and 161 seats
  • a diesel train with four cars and 214 seats
  • an electric train with four cars and 274 seats
  • an electric train with three cars and 196 seats

Electric trains can travel from Tallinn to Kloogaranna, Paldiski, Turba and Aegviidu. Diesel trains can travel to any station in Estonia.
The mileage of hired trains is calculated from Pääsküla train depot in Tallinn.

Please
send your enquiry with details of the outward and return dates, route and number of passengers to ronnie.kongo@elron.ee (phone 673 7413).

Save time and money – buy a ticket online

A ticket bought online gives a 15% discount compared to a ticket bought from the customer service representative on the train.

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