Rental Car Estonia
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Are you looking for affordable car hire in Estonia? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding and you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Estonia short guide
The Republic of Estonia is located in the northeastern part of Europe, and together with countries Latvia and Lithuania an area collectively Baltics. Estonia has 1.3 million inhabitants (2009), and is the northernmost and smallest of the Baltic countries. The country is bordered by Latvia in the south and Russia to the east, and has coastline on the Baltic Sea in the north and west.
Estonia has mostly a flat landscapes – with big forest and marshlands. The country’s highest point is Suur Munamägi – located 318 m Estonia has over 1400 lakes and many rivers.
The country has a temperate climate with a cool and humid weather conditions of the year.
Top 10 popular attractions:
– Historic Centre of Tallinn
– Kuressaare Castle
– Toompea Castle
– St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
– St. Olaf’s Church
– Kadriorg Palace
– Haapsalu Castle and Cathedral
– Hermann Castle
– Lahemaa National Park
– Paide Castle
The capital Tallinn is also the country’s largest city with 402,000 inhabitants (2009). Tallinn is situated on the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland, and has an important port. The city is also the country’s industrial, political and cultural center. Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its preserved medieval quarters.
Other major cities in Estonia’s Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve and Pärnu.
Estonia has experienced increasing tourism in recent years, and the country can ia city at affordable cost of living, short distances inland, great shopping and many sights.
Traffic and Driving Tips Estonia
In order to drive in Estonia, a foreign visitor from non-European Union countries must have both a valid driver license issued by his domestic country and a valid International driving permit.
To obtain an Estonian driver license, a person must live in Estonia for at least 185 days during the previous year. All individuals wanted to obtain an Estonian license must pass both a theoretical and practical exams. A driver license issued by country which is a member of the Vienna Convention (1968) on road traffic is exchanged without exams. A driver license issued by country which is a member of the Geneva Convention (1949) on road traffic is replaced to Estonian driving permit only after successful passage of the theory exam and the driving test.
– the maximum speed limit for cars is 50 km/h (31 mph)
– 90 km/h (56) on open roads
– 110 km/h on highways in summer season.
– the maximum speed limit for cars with a trailer is in tows is 50 km/h (31 mph)
– 70 km/h (56) on open roads
– 90 km/h on highways.
In residential areas, the maximum speed is 20 km/h.
Speed cameras are used on the roads.
Rules to know:
The legal blood alcohol level is 0.02%.
Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
The minimum driving age is 18 years.
A driver and all passengers in front and rear seats must wear seat-belts.
On a front seat of any car, it is forbidden to carry children sitting on a adult’s lap.
Dipped headlights must be illuminated at all time while driving.
Drivers must always stop for all pedestrians in marked crosswalks.
It is forbidden to put children in a a rear-facing safety seat in front of a passenger air bag.
Two warning triangles, a fire extinguisher and first-aid kid are obligatory.
To use of hand-held cell phones while driving is not permitted. It is permitted to use mobile phones with hands free systems.
Winter tires are required from 1 December to 1 March.
It is not permitted to overtake a tram which has stopped to let passengers on or off.
It is not permitted to use the radar detectors.
It is not permitted to use a car’s horn in towns and villages.
The fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory.
It is recommended to have a reflective vest and torch, two usable wheel chocks.
There are no toll roads in Estonia.
It is required to pay for parking in the center of the large cities. Drivers must pay for parking by a special parking card (parking hours) which can be bought in shops, booths, and from employees of a parking. In some parking places, there are parking machines. On the coupon, which gives out the parking machine, resolved time of a parking is noted. If other is not specified, the parking is paid from 07:00 (7 a.m.) to 19:00 (7 p.m.) on weekdays and from 08:00 (8a.m.) to 15:00 (3 p.m.) on Saturday; On Sunday and holidays, parking is free.
In cities, parking places are marked: “blue zones” are for short-term parking from 1 to 1½ hours, “green zones” are for longer periods. “Red zones” are places where parking is prohibited.
To use of snow tires is allowed from October, 1 to March, 31.
When renting a car, drivers under 25 may pay a young driver surcharge.
Drivers must carry their valid driver licences, International driving permits, car registration documents, and insurance documents at all times while driving.
In the case of a road accident, drivers should not move the vehicle until the police reach the scene.
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.
Breakdown assistance is 1888
Police phone number is 110.
Kardla / Kardla Airport
Tartu / Tartu Airport
Tallinn / Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport
Kuressaare / Kuressaare Airport
The country’s international airport is planned Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport – located 4 km outside the capital.
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Popular Destinations Estonia
Johvi – Kuressaare – Paldiski – Parnu – Tallinn – Tallinn Airport – Tartu