How to get to Tartu

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Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and connects to the world through Tartu Airport, Lennart Meri Airport in Tallinn and Riga Airport in Latvia. The distance between Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and Tartu is 186km, about 2.5 hours by express bus or 2 hours by car.

Flying to Tallinn

Tallinn airport has direct air links to numerous cities. In addition to the nearby Baltic capitals, Riga and Vilnius, there are currently nonstop flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kiev, Lisbon, London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw. Low-cost carriers such as EasyJet and Ryanair also fly to Tallinn.

Ferry to Tallinn

From Stockholm and Helsinki, there are also ferry connections to Tallinn. From Helsinki there are multiple departures with different companies. The ferry line from Stockholm is overnight.

Bus to Tartu

The Tallinn-Tartu bus departs direct from Tallinn airport. Tickets can be bought online and downloaded to a smartphone; there is also a ticket machine located at the ground floor near the main entrance to the terminal.

Train to Tartu

The Tallinn-Tartu train departs from main train station Balti jaam (close to the ferry arrival) and makes a stop to pick up passengers at the Ülemiste station (near Tallinn airport). Tickets can be bought online and downloaded to a smartphone.

Car to Tartu

Driving by car from Tallinn to Tartu takes about 2 hours.


Other connections

You can reach Tartu can easily be reached also from Riga airport, about 245km from Tartu. There are four bus connections a day (Luxexpress).