Our story

Sometimes even complete strangers can make nice and cheerful companions. The route seems shorter and the world around looks better and brighter. The journey becomes a true experience. Hansabuss has been a witness to that since the times when our buses were yet small and carried big and little VIPs. Our business has grown and the buses have become longer, but the shared joy of the road is still there. We keep asking ourselves and our clients: what is the secret? The answer is punctuality, quality and nice little things that no one expects. We know that great service is made up of small details. It’s in them that we lead the way in the Baltics.

1996

AS Larnekt - one man company with a single bus – is established. The company starts to provide commissioned transport services at request.

1999

AS Larnekt becomes Hansabuss AS.

 

Operating 10 silver mini vans with all the conveniences and trimmings.

2001

The company acquires  large and comfortable tourist buses.

2002

Establishment of regular lines division  (transporting the company’s employees to offices and back home) and entering the market.

 

Organising transport and logistics services during the Eurovision Song Contest.

2003

Hansabuss acquires 100% participation in its main competitors, AS TAK Reisid, offering transport at order packages and regular lines to Germany, Saue, Tartu and Kuressaare are added to the package.

 

Bus fleet is increased to 40 buses 3 quality and price categories: First Class, Classic ja Basic, are established.

2004

50% participation in Bus Department of Balti Autoliising is acquired. Regular lines, drivers and customers of BAL are taken over as the result of the transaction.

2005

Hansabuss launches  Hop On Hop Off  city tours, using red double-decker buses, and creates  Tallinn City Tourbrand.

 

The Estonian Association of Travel Agents  awards The Best Tourist Object 2005 title to Tallinn City Tour.

 

97.2% participation in AS Mulgi Reisid is acquired, resulting in entry to Estonian regular lines market. Provision of services to public lines of  Viljandi Town  and County is started, accompanied by transport on commercial lines connecting Viljandi and attraction centres.

  Bus fleet of the Group grows some more and 100 buses are now available.
2006

Hansarent brand is established, accompanied by entry to car rental market.

 

Entry to Latvian market results in establishment of trademarks Hansabuss Latvia and Riga City Tour

 

Provision of transport to order and car rent services is launched in Latvia combined with organisation of Riga City Tours, using red double-decker buses.

2007

Hansabuss Business Line trademark is launched simultaneously with operations on international Tallinn-Riga-Tallinn commercial line.

  20 buses, available at order, are added to the bus fleet.
2008

Mulgi Reisid wins the public procurement call for regular line operator in Harju county; Harju County division of Mulgi Reisid is established.

 

Business Line concept is updated with  new top-class European buses  and busier line schedule.

 

Six buses per day are operated onTallinn – Riga lines

2009

Mulgi Reisid wins the public procurement call for regular line operator in Pärnu County; Pärnu County Division of Mulgi Reisid is established.

 

Car rental services of  Hansarent show a vigorous growth; replacement car service to ERGO Insurance Company is launched. The car fleet consists of 80 vehicles.

2010

Mulgi Reisid wins the public procurement call for regular line operator in Hiiu County; Hiiu Division of Mulgi Reisid is established.

 

Organisation of transport and logistic services at NATO Summit

2011

Hansabuss introduces a new shuttle line, connecting the Tallinn Airport and City Centre, to the market (Airport – City Centre - Port line).

 

Operation of new and high-quality buses is started on commercial  Tallinn-Saue-Tallinn line.

 

Car rental services of Hansarent show a vigorous growth; replacement car service to  RSA Insurance Company is launched. The car fleet consists of 120 vehicles.

2012

Hansa Group (NTH Holding OÜ) acquires IV Pluss AS representing the Iveco and Irisbus brands in Estonia. This means entering the sale and servicing market of commercial and heavy goods vehicles Iveco Stralis Hi-Way heavy goods vehicle has been awarded the title “Heavy Goods Vehicle of 2013” and Iveco Daily van the title of “Van of 2015”.

2013

Hansa Group (NTH Holding OÜ) acquired Baltic Mobility OÜ, the previous owner of Europcar Baltics, together with its subsidiaries Mobility Eesti OÜ and Mobility Latvia SIA. Additionally, the subsidiary of Baltic Mobility will launch operations in Lithuania as of January 1st 2014 under the brand Europcar.

 

Mulgi Reisid AS providing county bus line and bus ordering services will bear a new name Hansa Bussiliinid AS with brand Hansa Liinid.

2015

On January 1, Hansa Liinid enters a 7-year contract to serve Viimsi County internal lines.

 

On July 1, we launch the new Rapla department of Hansa Liinid, to serve Rapla County bus lines on an 8-year-contract.

2016

Hansabuss celebrates our 20th anniversary.

 

Hansa Group (NTH Holding OÜ) purchases the Interrent franchise in the Baltics.

 

Hansa Bussiliinid signs a contract with Võru County to start operating Võru city and county bus lines for the next 8 years.

 

Hansabuss acquires 91 per cent majority holding in Latvian company Tukuma Auto SIA, which in addition to bus transport services in Latvia also offers national and international road transport services through its subsidiary. As a result of the transaction, the market share of Hansabuss grows to an estimated 10 per cent in Latvia in the public bus transport and charter transport segments open to competition.

  AS Hansabuss acquired 74 per cent majority holding in the Estonian bus transport company Samat AS, which provides passenger transport services on domestic public and commercial routes as well as charter services.
 

Hansabuss, the quality leader in commercial and private bus hire in the Baltics, has the largest vehicle park in all three Baltic countries and offers a wide selection of buses. We are also the largest partner for Estonian companies in providing regular commissioned employee transportation services.

Hansa Group is one of the largest bus transportation and car rental companies in Estonia, operating 7 brands, 280 buses, and 750 vehicles in the Baltic States and providing services all over Europe. The Group’s annual turnover reaches is over EUR 32 million and the company currently employs over 600 employees who contribute daily to the provision of high-level transport services  to approximately 10 million passengers every year. 

 2017

Hansabuss AS acquired 100 per cent holding in Latvian company AIPS SIA, which in addition to bus transport services also provides maintenance and repair services for buses and operates Bauska bus station through companies belonging to the group. As a result of the transaction, the market share of Hansabuss in Latvia in the public bus transport and charter transport segments open to competition will amount to more than 10 per cent.