Car rental Estonia

Car rental Estonia

General information and regulations

To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

Within city limits, the speed limit is 30mph/50kph and on highways, it is 54mph/90kph. On some roads, the maximum speed is 60mph/100kph.

Traffic travels on the right and headlights must be turned on at all times. In the front, seatbelts are mandatory.

Driving in Estonia with a rental car

Estonia does not have many highways, nevertheless the road network is good. During the last couple of years, the government has worked hard to facilitate travelers visiting the adjacent countries and tourist attractions. The 'Via Baltica' runs from Tallinn to Parnu in the South-West and eventually to Riga (Lithuania). Parnu is the fifth city of Estonia and shows Baroque architecture in all its beauty, for example in the lovely Elisabeth Church.

The 'Via Estonia' runs from Tallinn to the Russian border in the southeast. The 'Via Hansa' runs parallel to the Gulf of Finland and leads to Narva and St. Petersburg. Narva is the third city of Estonia and houses the Hermann Castle. The city is situated on the Narva River, which forms the border to Russia. Opposite the city lies the (Russian) city of Ivangorod.

Estonia is not particularly large, making it easy to drive from Tallinn to cities such as Parnu and Tartu. The latter is the second city of Estonia, with the most prominent university of the country.

Renting a car in Estonia

Tallinn Airport has the following car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt (also referred to as Balti Autoliising).

It is also possible to rent a car through EasyTerra. This website compares the prices of local car rental companies for your convenience.