Expat Car Leasing and Rental Estonia

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Expatriates can get a car without local credit history

As a foreign professional you can arrange for your car before or after you move to Estonia. There are no restrictions with our program about when to start the process. Together with our partner we can arrange expat auto insurance, finance, registration and road tax and have you “on the road” within 48 hours of your arrival – 24 hours in most cases!

Our time and money-saving program for expatriates

With the “Personal Car Shopper Service”, you will be provided relocation support by a skilled and knowledgeable contact person who knows perfectly the car market in Estonia.

New and Used Cars

Let your Personal Car Specialist assist you with locating the right car for you.

Expatriate Car Leasing

We offer leasing from 12 – 60 months.

Expat Auto insurance

Insurance can be tailored to the individual needs for the foreign professional.

Car rental

Rentals are from 1 day up to 12 months. The rental car program covers 100 countries globally. Click here to book…

We can assist you with expat auto leasing in all of Estonia

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Kohtla-Järve, Narva, Pärnu, Tallinn, Tartu
and the list goes on…

No matter what city you are relocating to, contact us for your car needs:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included in the lease?

    The following is included:
    • The annual vehicle fees and technical survey of the car
    • Service costs, maintenance, the costs of tires and spare parts*
    • Insurance in case of damage and/or theft**
    • Handling of insurance cases
    • 24h technical assistance/emergency service
    • Replacement car in case of a damaged car
    • Mileage up to 3000km per month

  • Is insurance included in the rates?

    Insurance can be tailored to your individual needs

  • Can the car be delivered to my home?

    Yes, the car can be delivered at a fee

  • Is maintenance included in the lease?

    Yes, Maintenance, service, and repairs, accident management and a replacement vehicle

  • Is Roadside assistance included?

    Yes, Roadside assistance is included

  • Do you offer used cars?

    No, only new cars are available for lease

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

Practical Information on Driving in Estonia

Speed Limits

Village / city: 50km/h
Highways: 110km/h in the summertime

Kids in cars

Children under 12 or less than 135cm cannot travel without appropriate child restraint for their size (no matter front or rear seats).

Minimum age

You must be 18 or over to drive a private motor vehicle in Estonia.


• Full, valid driving license
• Proof of Insurance (third party or above)
• Proof of ID (passport)
• Proof of ownership (V5C certificate)

Alcohol and driving

Don’t do it! Criminal intoxication in Estonia starts at a breath alcohol content of 1.5mg/L. An intoxication level that is considered a misdemeanor is 0.2mg/L.

Phone & Driving

Phone use while driving is prohibited.

Auto Insurance

Fire and third-party liability insurance are mandatory when driving in Estonia

Driver's License

A person may drive in Estonia for up to one year using both an International Driving Permit.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license

In Estonia, driving licenses issued abroad are valid in accordance with international agreements. If a person has been deprived of the right to drive in their home country, they may not drive abroad.

An Estonian driving license can be applied for by a person who lives in Estonia for at least 185 days during the calendar year or who can prove that they have studied in Estonia for at least six months and whose right to drive has not been suspended, withdrawn or revoked in the state that issued the driving license or Estonia.

Permanent residence is proven by the data of the population register. The person is required to prove that they permanently reside in Estonia.

Please see more details on the website of The Road Administration.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance all makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands and any other car brand available in Estonia
Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Citroen, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Holden, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, Toyota C-HR

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

We are ready to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to the Estonia
    • Competitive interest rates
    • We can source any make and model
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free intercultural service) - saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals, etc