London to Estonia by bus

London to Estonia by bus

This is the recommended route, with one easy same-station change in Dortmund

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London to Estonia by coach, basic info

Is it possible to travel by coach from London to Estonia? Absolutely, and It’s not difficult to go from the UK to Estonia by coach.

The coach journey, as well as the purchase of tickets, isn’t complicated. Just read carefully the information provided below.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to complete the whole journey from London to Estonia with one service only. The first part of the journey will be performed by Fixbus, the second part will be carried out by Ecolines. This requires buying two separate tickets from two different carriers.
The Fixbus journey will take place from London (UK) to Dortmund in Germany. After arriving in Dortmund, you need to change to another bus operator - Ecolines. There are scheduled daily bus/coach services that run from Dortmund throughout the year towards Estonia.  These run very similar to the British National Express service, and depart the main coach stations at a scheduled time and drop off at the biggest towns and cities in Estonia. They run every single day apart from Christmas and New Year’s day. The Ecolines coach operator run from the same station as the Flixbus in Dortmund, so change to another vehicle isn’t a big problem for passengers. Flixbus and Ecolines serves connections by coaches only; vehicles are both single and double deck but it depends on the number of passengers. The journey between London and Estonia takes approximately full 2 days (40-50 hours). In the UK most of international coaches start from London Victoria Coach Station. With this connection passengers must change coach in Dortmund nad Riga. Upon arrival to Riga in Latvia, the passengers will have to transfer to other coaches. From Riga are two separate Ecolines’ services to Estonia. One goes to Parnu and Tallinn and the other goes to Valga, Narva and Tatru.

If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some fantastic cost savings. While providing excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high-quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee, and you also have power sockets at each seat.

It is recommended to book tickets online in advance at least several days prior to departure. One-way standard ticket from London to Tallinn costs from £150; there’s a discount for a round journey. Discounts for children, students, and people over 60 are also available. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get the “promo” ticket as low as £120 one-way. Booking early is highly recommended, because the coach service between Britain and Estonia is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.
 Note that timetables and fares are subject to change and EuropeBus can't guarantee accuracy of this information.

Go to the Flixbus website or Ecolines website to see current timetable and prices.

Discover Estonia

Estonian landscapes are amazing. Empty beaches, vast forests, pristine lakes and rivers, marshes and rich flora and fauna are just some of the treasures of this country. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

How to buy tickets & some helpful information

Flixbus operator

The first leg of the journey (London to Dortmund) is operated by Flixbus. The Flixbus coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Since 2016, Flixbus has begun to operate services from the UK to Dortmund. The carrier offers cheap coach (bus) travel from London to Dortmund, with fares staring as little as £5, if you book a ticket online. The highest one-way fare is £40. Flixbus coaches are comfortable and upscale. Please note that the coaches have a green design with a Flixbus logo and label.

London-Dormund direct coach: This service runs up to 2 daily (1 daytime service, 1 overnight services) in each direction, there are also sone indirect connections performed by the carrier. From London Victoria Coach Station the coach travels to either Dover or Folkestone for a ferry/train crossing (included in the price). The service with train is faster than the ferry crossing, around 60 minutes longer it tahes with a ferry. You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Flixbus web page. Flixbus stops are located at Central Bus Station (ZOB) in Dortmund  and Victoria Coach Station in London. The new coach service offering fares from €5 or £5. The coaches will be brand new vehicles fitted out with free wi-fi, on-board verbal next stop announcements, air conditioning, toilet and reclining seats. Journey times between Dormund and London are from 12 hours, including the mentioned break for a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing. Travel from Dortmund to Estonia will take additional 24-30 hrs.

Travelling from outside London

Megabus and National Express have an expanded network in the UK so you can travelling not only from/to London, but from many other cities and towns in the UK. So you can get to or from London in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure and London as your start or final destination. Book your connecting travel through the National Express and Megabus websites.

Ecolines operator

The Ecolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Ecolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet. Ecolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies from Baltic and Eastern European countries that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Paris to Russia and from Warsaw to Italy. Ecolines coaches are comfortable and upscale, please note that the coaches have a yellow design with a Ecolines logo and label.

Trains & airlines from the UK to Estonia

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Estonia or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Estonia are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.

To Estonia by coach, see current international timetables & fares

London to Tallinn & Estonia

Departing Coach times valid until 31/10/2018 Returning
FLIXBUS N/80 Days Flixbus service number
Days of operation
Flixbus/Ecolines coach stops
1 Dep.
LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn Arr. 3 7:25
Transit via France and Belgium. Arrival on the next day.
8:50 / 9:40 © 2 Arr. DORTMUND, D, ZOB, Bus Station
2 19:40 /20:15

INTERCHANGE FLIXBUS < > ECOLINES Change here to another coach operator

11:30 2 Dep. DORTMUND, D, ZOB, Bus Station Arr. 2 © 16:40
Transit via Poland and Lithuania. Arrival on the next day.
18:50 © 3 Arr. RIGA, LV, - Interchange only
Dep. 1 12:30
Separate Ecolines coach services from and to Riga.
19:00 3 Dep. RIGA, LV, - Interchange only Arr. 1 © 10:35
21:30 3 Arr. PARNU, EST, Bus Station, (Autobussijaam)
Dep. 1 8:10
21:35 3 Arr. VALGA, EST, Bus Station Dep. 1 7:45
23:30 3 Arr. TALLINN, EST, (Vana-Paaskula), City Bus Stop
Dep. 1 6:50
23:45 3 Arr. TALLINN, EST, (Autobussijaam)
Dep. 1 6:30
01:35 4 Arr. TARTU, EST, Bus Station Dep. 1 3:10
3:40 4 Arr. KOHTA-JARVE, EST, Bus Station Dep. 1 0:55
4:35 4 Arr. NARVA, EST, Bus Station Dep. -1 23:55
Days of operation

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
© = A change of coach is required in Dortmund and Riga

Standard fares:

Amendable and refundable

London to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child
Single Return Single Return Single Return
from £150 from £230

from £125

from £200 from £100 from £150

During peak times all passengers travelling to Estonia must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices.

Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Estonia?

Step 1. Unfortunately you can’t buy a ticket for the entire journey. Tickets must be purchased separately on the route from the UK to Dortmund on the Flixbus website and from Dortmund to Estonia on the Infobus website.
To purchase tickets online for the Flixbus service you can do it directly at using the journey planner provided. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket for 5 GBP. Early booking is highly recommended.

Step 2. You can buy London-Estonia tickets through recommended booking tool provided by Use the special journey planner form InfoBus, you can check in here. Anyone from any country can buy tickets this way. Do a dry run first to check prices and availability before booking for real. Open the special journey planner and book from Dortmund to Estonia and look for the direct coach with changes in Riga. The search results will also show cheap savings fares (if they will be available) or standard fares. The booking tool also allows the purchase of tickets for buses from Estonia to Dortmund. You pay by debit or credit card and print out your own tickets.  Easy! The prices shown are in GBP, EuropeBus recommends registering when it asks you before completing the purchase.

Travelling to Europe from outside London

Megabus and National Express have an expanded network in the UK so you can travelling not only from/to London, but from many other cities and towns in the UK. So you can get to or from London in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure and London as your start or final destination. Book your connecting travel through the National Express and Megabus websites.

The journey from London to Estonia by coach

Flixbus provides a daily night service between London and Dortmund, the Ecolines' service to Estonia is a daily service too. Flixbus and Ecolines' coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard.
 Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of international coach routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. European international coach carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Flixbus coach service to Dortmund depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Ecolines coaches arrive at the main bus terminals in Estonia.

The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. European coach operators have many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare, return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.

  • Before leaving home for your international bus/coach service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
  • Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
  • Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
  • Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
  • When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
  • Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
  • If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.

Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station

Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach.

Check-In in Estonia

You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure. 
If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal

Sea crossings

Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.

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Rest stops

Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services.  All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.

Carriage of luggage

Each passenger is entitled to transport two pieces of primary luggage (suitcase, travel bag or backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg.
In addition to the main luggage, the passenger has the right to carry one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg. Luggage exceeding the limit as mentioned earlier can be transported with the crew’s consent only if there is enough space in the luggage hold.
For each additional luggage (1 piece, up to 25kg) or for exceeding the permissible weight of the primary baggage, the carrier shall charge a fee.

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Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.


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