Getting around

Getting to Tartu

Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and directly accessible by plane via Helsinki. Helsinki-Tartu flights are operated by Finnair seven days a week. Flight time is 50 minutes. Tickets for the flights leaving from Tartu Airport can be bought only on the Finnair website and from travel agencies. 

You can also travel to Tartu through Tallinn and Riga. Tallinn’s International Airport is located just outside the city centre, on the road to Tartu. It is comfortable to rent a car, take a bus or Airport Shuttle service. Riga's International Airport is connected with Tartu trough Lux Express buses.

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Good to know

Emergency number (ambulance, fire and rescue, police): 112

Emergency Medicine Department, Puusepa 8: +372 731 8183
Town Hall Pharmacy (Raekoja apteek, open 24 hours), Raekoja plats 1a:
+372 742 3560

The national currency in Estonia is the Euro. Larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard and American Express debit and credit cards. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. Banks: Swedbank, SEB, Danske Bank, Nordea, LHV, Bigbank.


Important phrases in Estonia 

(Remeber that Estonian is an entirely phonetic language, each letter has only one sound, no silent letters)

aitäh - thank you                                         
palun - please / here you are                      
tere - hello                                                   
head aega - goodbye 
tere hommikust - good morning 
tere õhtust - good evening 
terviseks! - cheers 
mis see maksab? - how much does it cost? 
Jah - yes
Ei - no