Moscow Estonia – useful information for travelers

About the trip Moscow Moscow by car, I already wrote in the past time. And now with one post all the information that may come in handy. to all those who are going to go to Estonia from Moscow by car. By at least here what I was looking for in due time.

Where to stay in Tallinn

In any case, picked up apartments in the capital, you never know what. Since we stayed with relatives, they were not useful to us. this time. However, sharing with you:

  • City Heart Apartments Moscow Estonia - useful information for travelers
  • Estinn apartment

Do not forget to check discounts on the Roomguru service where you can see prices for the same hotel in different booking systems. On the example of hotels above:

  • City Heart Apartments Moscow Estonia - useful information for travelers
  • Estinn apartment

Reviews are good, well located, in general can be recommended and book.

INFA for the trip Moscow-Estonia

  • Estonian Embassy website: There is a list of all necessary documents.
  • Visas to Estonia cost 35 euros per person. Get visas in Estonia can independently at the embassy, previously registering for an appointment (you can then go through the queue).
  • Invitations canceled for the Russian Federation. You must specify contacts host or hotel reservation.
  • I need medical insurance (600 rubles per person), here is my TOP 10 insurance for Schengen.
  • Green card for the car (2450 rubles). All the nuances of green cards described in the post.
  • From Moscow it is better to go through Kunichina Gora, on Estonian the side is Koidula. All this is near the town of Pechora. There there is a toll road 100m long and costing 150r.
  • From Moscow to Estonia you can quickly get to New Riga M9, on the route Moscow-Pustoshka-Island-Palkino-Izborsk-Pechora-Kunichina mountain. The distance to the border of about 780km. From the border Koidula-Pylva-Tartu-Tallinn, 280km. We have reached a total of 14 hours
  • In the Tver region the roads are bad, it is better to drive so far. light
  • The time difference is 1 hour.
  • Navitel leads well in Russia, IGO 8 in Estonia. Although to whom what more like it. But the Navitel maps for Estonia are not for me liked
  • It is impossible to transport meat and dairy products across the border. Restriction on alcohol and cigarettes.
  • You need to refuel before the border, full tank. Refueling there is directly before the border.
  • On the way, you can eat at the TNK gas station (from Mokva to 500-525 km), they say food is good. Hotdogs dating from 550 km (Pustoshka) and almost every 60km.
  • A new system has been introduced on the border between Estonia and Russia, with its rules should be familiarized at the stand for 800-1000m from the border point. Be sure to have with you a mobile phone from which can make calls. Call from your mobile at stand number, the camera records the number of your car. What you registered, indicates received SMS, but anything can happen! Then you should wait when they call you and say that you can drive up to the border.
  • The currency of Estonia since 2011 is the euro.
  • Changing money is better in Swedenbank, normal rate. In the very Old Town (Tallinn) in exchange rates bad.
  • Speed limits: maximum 90km / h on the highway (rarely 110), in settlements 50km / h. It is better not to exceed, say fines big ones.

On the map, you can see the route from Moscow to Tallinn in details.

P.S. Pro self-receipt of a Schengen French visa, I wrote here How to get a Schengen visa.

Life hacking 1 – how to buy a good insurance

Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

Insurance Rating

Life hacking 2 – how to find a hotel 20% cheaper

First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

Discount hotels

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