ESTONIA IMPORTANT TRANSPORT CORRIDOR OR EAST-WEST TRADE
Estonias open economy, excellent transportation links and central location in the Baltic Sea Region make it an ideal base for production and distribution. Estonia has captured a considerable share of the rapidly growing trade through the Baltic Sea. The Estonian railways use the same gauge as Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and the CIS, making Estonia an attractive European hub for bulk shipment of goods from the Far East.
The dense ferry traffic that Estonia has developed with its seaside neighbouring countries has given a great boost to travelling. For instance, getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by fast ferry takes only one and a half hour and in the ice-free seasons the density of the ferry traffic between the two capitals equals to that of the citys public transport.
Direct flights from the Tallinn Airport allow the traveller to reach many European capitals in just a few hours. Regional airports offer pilots of small planes new and interesting travel destinations all over Estonia.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia participates in several EU development projects related to the Trans-European transport network TEN-T, such as the creation of the modern railway connection Rail Baltica passing through the Baltic states.