HOW TO REACH VIA HANSEATICA IN ESTONIA
In past decade the transportation system in Estonia has changed remarkably. The significance of vessel and air traffic has grown immensely, whereas the number of local and international train lines has diminished. Your first entry point to Estonia would probable be Tallinn, capital of Estonia, but despite of the fact that Tallinn is not situated in Via Hanseatica your further travel to Via Hanseatica regions should not bring you much extra effort. Via Hanseatica travels through four regions in Estonia., starting with Valga County in south, going through Tartu and Jõgeva County and ending in north-east with Ida-Viru County. Major cities in Via Hanseatica in Estonia are Tartu, Narva, Valga, Jõgeva and Mustvee.
VH by plain:
International airlines fly only from Tallinn Airport, the developing of Tartu Airport is still in progress. Flight information is available on the Tallinn Airport website: http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/
VH by bus:
Timetables for international passenger buses are available on the Eurolines website: http://www.eurolines.ee/ Timetables for domestic bus lines are available at: http://www.bussireisid.ee/
VH by train:
The only international passenger train line connects Tallinn to Moscow (GoRail). Find more information on the GoRail website: http://www.gorail.ee/ Domestic train lines leading to and connecting Via Hanseatica sites are Tallinn-Tartu-Valka route and Tallinn-Narva route. More information on domestic train lines: http://www.edel.ee/
VH by car:
Passengers with cars or rental cars will find roads in good condition connecting Via Hanseatica sites in Estonia. From Estonian capital Tallinn to Narva (E20) and Tartu as well as to Valga (A2, A3). Main Via Hanseatica road in Estonia is identified as A3 and is easily found in all maps, signs on main road with Via Hanseatcia logo will lead you to interesting Via Hanseatica objects. Coming from Latvia, also road A3 should be choused. Visitors from Saint Petersburg should take road E20. The condition of different roads is gradually improving and is all in all quite good. In more detail you can set your route and find Via Hanseatcia sites in our digital Via Hanseatica map.
The number of different ship routes has grown remarkably. Here are some timetables and information about main ship routes available on the Internet:
Tallinn-Helsinki, Tallinn-Stockholm-Marienhamn, and Paldiski-Kappelskär (Tallink)
SuperSeaCat fast ferries Tallinn-Helsinki
Tallinn-Helsinki (Nordic Jet Line)
Sillamäe-Kotka (Narva Line)