Personalising a smartcard



Personalising a smartcard
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e-ticketing system in
Tallinn Transport Department
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E-ticketing systemi in Tallinn PT
New ticketing system was launched on the 21st
of September 2012
Free PT for Talliners and students on the 1st of
January 2013
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Student Card or SEB ISIC Card instead of smartcard
Ühiskaart is electronic contactless personalised or nonpersonalised card to verify it´s holder´s travelling rights. Personalised
card is only valid with an identity document.
can be replaced with some other contactless card (for
example, student cards), featuring a technology supporting RFID
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Student Card or SEB ISIC Card instead of smartcard
1st January 2013, all the international ISIC cards (contactless microchip), can be
used to validate and verify travelling rights in public transport system of Tallinn and
pupil and student cards,
teacher’s and IYTC youth cards, including ISIC Student ja ITIC bank cards,
available from SEB Pank offices.
student tickets, issued by the Federation of Estonian Student Unions and
Estonian pupil cards, including a microchip, can be used in the same way.
must first register your card at to use ISIC cards in ticket system.
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Smartcard Ühiskaart
Smartcard Ühiskaart, onto wich you can load money or etickets, can be purchased from any of the sales points
listed at 2€ deposit is needed to purchase
the smartcard.
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Personalising a smartcard
Smartcard can be personalised i.e. linked to a particular individual. A
personalised card enables the holder to obtain discounts. Personalising a card
means that it is electronically assigned for use by a specific person, as in the
case of, for example, a bank card.
Cards can be personalised for just €1 anywhere they are sold, or
alternatively for free online ( or
in the public service office of Tallinn City Government.
Personalised cards can only be used by one person. Tickets purchased for
non-personalised cards, on the other hand, are valid for anybody who presents
the card.
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Tickets for non-residents
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Ticket prices for non-residents
Single tickets from the driver (cash only)
1 ticket from the driver
1 discount tict from driver (ISIC card holders)
single journey paper tickets that you can buy from the driver when entering public
transport. Try to have exact money for the driver when purchasing these tickets.
1 hour ticket
period of time (not more than 3 journeys) it might be more cost effective to get
the plastic (non-personalised) smartcard. This smartcard is easy to top up with money or
travel cards and then to validate your e-ticket(s) at the start of each journey. One
smartcard can be used by different people (family members, colleagues etc.).
smartcard automatically calculates the cheapest fare for you within 24h (never
more than 3€ per day
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Prices of Transport Tickets
one smartcard you can purchase up to 5 additional e-tickets.
First touch the orange card reader with your smartcard, then choose by
using the arrows the number of additional tickets needed and confirm
by pushing OK and touch yor smartcard once more time. Touch your
smartcard on the orange card reader validator again to see number of
tickets valid on your smartcard.
1 day card
3 days card
5 days card
30 days card (non-residents)
30 days discount card (non-Talliner)*
*30 days discount card can be purchased only to personalised smartcardˇ, ISIC card holders
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Priced public transport
Non residents of Tallinn entitled the right of
discounted travel
(university students, pensioners, passengers aged 16 and over with severe or profound
disabilities, and passengers who are parents of 3 or more children)
Purchase a smartcard;
In order to get a discount, personalise your card,
In case the document that certify the right to discounted travel is only on paper
(ISIC Card), the salesman should be asked to issue a discounted card at a
point of sale when personalising it or,
on Internet, tick a form in the box: "olen sooduspiletiga
sõitja ja tõendan sõidusoodustuse saamise õigust soodustust tõendava
dokumendiga" (“I am entitled the right to free travel and certify the right to free
travel with a relevant document”).
Load money onto the smartard or buy an e-ticket. It can be done at a point of sale,
with a mobile, or on Internet.
Validate your journey
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Free public transport
Residents of Tallinn
If you are registrated in Estonian Population Register as a resident in the city (with IDcard) you can use the public transport in Tallinn for free.
For that you need to:
purchase the personalised smartcard (linked to your ID card);
Personalise your smartcard online (0€) at , at the sales points
(1€) or over the phone (0€) 11 800 (0,74 €/min).
Note that you still need to validate your personalised smartcard at the start of each
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When a smartcard Ühiskaart is validated, the validator checks that the passenger
has a valid ticket or the right to discounted travel. If the passenger does not have a
ticket but has sufficient funds on their card, they are issued with a 1-hour e-ticket. If
they do not have sufficient funds on their card, they are not permitted to travel – they
must purchase a ticket from the driver or exit the vehicle.
How to use the validator
When entering the vehicle, validate your e-ticket or right to free travel by holding
your smartcard against the validator.
You can repeat this process to check that your ticket is valid.
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Follow the instructions given by the
your smartcard against the validator
the information on your card.
ticket is activated/your travel card or
discount are valid
do not have the right to travel/you do
not have sufficient funds on your card to
purchase a ticket
Public Transport Traffic
Working hours:
- Working days from 5 am until 12 am
- Saturdays from 6 am until 12 am
- Sundays from 7 am until 12 am
-These are approximate times as it depends on specific
- For exact departure times visit
-There are no night buses
Visit for routes and timetables
Trip planner: from stop to stop
Trip planner on city map based on stop, address,
place name –
Real time information on public transport: type some characters
for suggestions list or select stop/location from map
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