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Public transport tickets in Tallinn

Public transport tickets in Tallinn

Tallinn public transport ticket prices for non-residents of Tallinn (since 5 May 2023):  
1-hour ticket 2 €
1-hour discount ticket 1 €
1 day (24h) 5.50 €
3 days (72h) 9 €
5 days (120h) 11 €
30 days 30 €
30 day discounted ticket 13 €
 

Ticket buying options 

  • Retailers that sell e-tickets and can load money to your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart, also known as the green transport card)
  • Buy tickets and load money onto your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) online at tallinn.pilet.ee
  • Up to six 1-hour tickets can be bought at the front door validator with contactless bank card
  • QR-tickets – see info here

  • Mobile – buy tickets and load money onto your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) with your mobile phone
  • Pilet.ee (IOS ja Android) app: tickets, including QR-tickets, Harjumaa joint tickets and loading money onto your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart).
  • Apple Pay
Drivers do not sell tickets.
Tickets cannot be purchased with cash.

 

Hourly e-tickets

1-hour e-tickets are valid on all trams, trolleybuses, and city buses (bus lines 1–73).

Options for buying hourly tickets:

  • By validating the ride with the money loaded on the Ühiskaart. 
    One-hour tickets bought with the Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) are replaced by a day ticket when usage on a particular day reaches the amount of day ticket (5.50 €). Day ticket is valid until the end of a transport day. The transport day starts at 4 AM and lasts 24 hours until the next morning.
  • With a contactless bank card (Mastercard, Maestro, Visa and Visa Electron) at the validators in the front of the vehicle.
    You cannot charge day tickets directly to your bank card. However, as the system automatically tracks your usage and charges your bank account according to the cheapest ticket you are entitled to, multiple one-hour tickets in a single day will be calculated as a one-day ticket.

All hourly tickets are activated at the time of confirmed payment and are valid for one hour (60 minutes).

Please always validate your ticket at each entry.

Please always check beforehand that you present the correct card. Regardless of having a valid ticket on your Ühiskaart, a new hourly ticket will be sold when validating with a bank card. Presenting multiple cards simultaneously (for example, between wallets) can result in an unintended ticket purchase.

All passengers are responsible for correct validation and payments. There is no reimbursment for unintentionally bought tickets etc.

How to buy multiple 1-hour tickets

You can buy 1-hour tickets with Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) for yourself and up to five other persons (extra tickets are all full price only).

1. Show your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) to the validator (in case you already have a valid ticket or you are eligible for free transport, you will not be charged at this point)
2. Use arrows to select the number of tickets (maximum six tickets)
3. Press OK
4. Confirm by showing your Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) to the validator again


One-hour tickets bought with the Public Transport Card (Ühiskaart) are replaced by a day ticket when usage reaches the amount of day ticket (5.50 €). This replacement does not apply to other types of tickets. Day ticket is valid until the end of a transport day. The transport day starts at 4 AM and lasts 24 hours until the next morning.

 


 

QR-tickets

A QR ticket is a one-hour travel ticket with a rectangular barcode (QR code), which you can scan at orange validators at the front door of public transport vehicles. The ticket is valid for 60 minutes from its first validation until the end of the last validated trip. The ticket must be re-scanned at each entry during the one-hour travel period.

How to buy QR-tickets
  1. Online at pilet.ee (ticket will be sent to the provided e-mail address and is displayed on www.pilet.ee);
  2. Online via pilet.ee app;
  3. At ticket machine with a regular or contactless bank card (full price tickets only).
How to buy multiple QR-tickets

Buy the desired amount of tickets from web site tallinn.pilet.ee or Pilet.ee mobile app. Save QR-tickets to your smart device or print them out, and then:

  1. Register QR-ticket at the front door validator
  2. Choose the amount of extra tickets using arrows
  3. Press OK
  4. Confirm by validating QR-code
All passengers are responsible for correct validation and payments. There is no reimbursment for unintentionally bought tickets etc.

 

Apple Pay

The payment solution works without the need to open a device or app. You don't need to use Face ID, Touch ID, or enter passwords – simply tap your phone or smartwatch on the validator.

How to set up the payment solution on your Apple device?

  • Open your phone or smartwatch
  • Add your bank card in the Wallet app
  • Enable Express Mode. Apple Pay Express Mode is available on iPhone 8 or newer and Apple Watch 4 or newer devices.
The payment solution also works when your device's battery is empty.


 

Day tickets

Day tickets are valid on all trams, trolleybuses, and city buses (bus lines 1–73). There are daily tickets for multiple time periods:
One-day ticket (24h): 5.50 € 
Three-day ticket (72h): 9 €
Five-day ticket (120h): 11 €
30-day ticket: 30 €

Options for buying different day tickets:

You cannot charge day tickets directly to your bank card. However, as the system automatically tracks your usage and charges your bank account according to the cheapest ticket you are entitled to, multiple one-hour tickets in a single day will be calculated as a one-day ticket.

1-5 day e-tickets become valid at the time they are first validated in the vehicle and is then valid until the end of a transport day. The transport day starts at 4 AM and lasts 24 hours until the next morning.

Always validate your ticket upon antering the vehicle.

Purchased tickets are not repurchased, exchanged, and the unused portion of a ticket is neither extended nor refunded. 
 

 

Tallinn area joint tickets

Northern Estonia joint tickets 

Northern Estonia joint ticket bought via e-ticket system is valid for 30 days in all Tallinn City public transport vehicles, Harju County public bus lines in the zones 1–5, Rapla County public bus lines no. 1, 3 and 25 and Elron trains in zones 1–5.

Northern Estonia joint ticket allows unlimited number of rides in valid zones.

Northern Estonia joint tickets

Tallinn–Harju County joint tickets

Tallinn–Harju County joint ticket is an electronic travel ticket that allows unlimited travel on public transportation and Harju County's public lines for a specified period of time.

Tallinn–Harju County joint tickets  

 

Tallinn Card

Tallinn Card acts as a ticket, entitling the holder to unlimited, free public transport for the period the card is active. It also gives you free admission to Tallinn’s top museums and sights, a free sightseeing Tallinn City Tour with Tallinn Card PLUS and other discounts. Tallinn Card is available for periods of 24, 48 or 72 hours.

You can buy Tallinn Card online or at different sales points in Estonia and abroad. 

Tallinn Card can be used in all public transport vehicles with the sign:
 
Tallinn Transport
NB! Tallinn Card acts the same as Ühiskaart and must be validated upon each entry at any orange validator in the public transport vehicles.

Meaning of validator lights: yellow – waiting for system reply; green light – ticket is valid; red light: no valid ticket found.
 

Ticket validators are located in public transport vehicles near each door.
 

Check ticket validity

Check your e-ticket validity here 
 

Tallinn transport map

View, download or print the Tallinn transport map. 
 

Traffic changes

Construction of the Vanasadama (Old Harbour) tramline began on 7 March 2023. During the construction works, there will be temporary changes in public transport routes and traffic management in the city centre. The construction works will be completed by February 2025. More information here.

Last modified 08.08.2023