Public transportation FAQ
Can ISIC / ITIC cards be used in public transport?
Yes, public transport systems accept ISIC and ITIC cards with a touch-free chip as a transportation card. To use your card in public transport, you must first link the card with a public transport ticketing system. For this purpose you need to register your ID-code in www.pilet.ee site.
Can I use the public transport free with this card?
The free ride is only for those persons who are listed on this page. Therefore, the chip card can only be used free of charge for those who have a free ride right. For others, it is possible to prove the presence of a ticket or use the money loaded on the card with the ISIC or ITIC card.
How does the card work?
Cardholders have to register their cards on this page in order to be registered as a user of public transport or to prove their right to use public transport. You have to log in to the www.pilet.ee environment to see which cards have been registered in the ticket system. You have to enter your personal identification code and grant consent to your data being passed on to the ticket system in order to register a card.
A ticket or discount is not tied to a specific card in the ticket system – it is tied to the user’s personal identification code, which is why all valid cards compatible with the ticket system that are tied to the specific user in the MinuKool database can be used to prove the right to use public transport. Cards registered in the ticket system can be used until their expiry, unless the user loses the status that makes them eligible for the card (e.g. their status as a student or teacher expires) or closes their bankcard before the expiry date printed on the card (e.g. their status as a student or teacher expires). The user’s card is deactivated in such a case and an automatic notice about this is sent to the ticket system.
How can I buy a ticket for a card?
Cards that have been added to the ticket system function in a similar way to the current ID cards and green Ühiskaart transport cards. Tickets can be bought on the basis of the user’s personal identification code from www.pilet.ee, via a mobile phone or at points of sale (see here for the full list). Personalised public transport tickets of different duration can be bought for people and it is also possible to prove your right to a transport discount.