Travel information


Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and has a direct flight connection to Helsinki. But you can also travel to Tartu through Tallinn (approx 180 km from Tartu) and Riga (approx 250 km from Tartu).

  • Tartu Airport: Helsinki-Tartu flights are operated by Finnair. In June, there are connections once or twice a day, every day except Saturday. The airport is located about 10 km from the city centre, and you can use a taxi to get to the city.

  • Lennart Meri Airport in Tallinn offers connections to various countries.  To travel from Tallinn to Tartu you can use a bus or train. 

    • Most Tallinn-Tartu express coaches stop at the airport (the bus stop is just outside the arrivals door). Buying tickets beforehand is advisable as the buses tend to be full. For bus timetables and online ticket purchase, see www.tpilet.ee . The bus trip from Tallinn to Tartu takes about 2.5 hours. Tartu Coach Station is located in the city centre.

    • Train traffic between Tallinn and Tartu is not so frequent. There are about 11 connections per day (https://elron.ee/en). The nearest train station to Tallinn Airport is ‘√úlemiste’. Train tickets can be bought online or on the train. The journey to Tartu lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. The Train Station in Tartu is within 25 minutes walking distance of the city centre.

    • NB! There are no bus or train connections from Tallinn to Tartu during nighttime.
      As June 24th is a public holiday in Estonia, there can be exceptions in bus or train timetables compared to regular Mondays.

  • Riga’s International Airport has connections to more than 75 destinations. Riga’s airport is connected with Tartu through Lux Express buses (luxexpress.eu/en), the bus journey to Tartu takes about  5 hours.

  • From Stockholm and Helsinki, there are good ferry connections to Tallinn (see www.tallink.comwww.sales.vikingline.com, www.eckeroline.com).