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Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and is 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 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 International Airport is connected with Tartu by Lux Express buses (www.luxexpress.eu).
The trip from Tallinn to Tartu takes around 2.5 hours, with buses leaving Tallinn every half an hour or so from 5:40 to 23:59. On the hour, every hour from 7:00 to 20:00 comfortable Lux Express buses depart on the Tartu-Tallinn-Tartu route. You can use power outlets, free WiFi, listen to music or watch movies and enjoy free hot drinks such as tea, coffee and cocoa. All Lux Express buses stop at Tallinn Airport in both directions. Find tickets and times at www.tpilet.ee and www.luxexpress.eu.
There are also international bus connections with Rīga in Latvia – the trip from Riga bus station to Tartu takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes to 4 hours; and a trip from Riga Airport to Tartu takes around 4,5 to 5 hours.
International bus connection is alswo with St Petersburg, Moscow and Pechory in Russia.
Eight times a day you can take a train between Tallinn and Tartu. Fast, comfortable diesel trains take you to your destination in two hours. All trains offer free WiFi. The line to Valga also provides opportunities for connections to Rīga. For more information and schedules see www.elron.ee and www.pv.lv/en. Another international route is Tallinn-St Petersburg-Moscow, operated by AS GoRail.
Nationals of the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state do not need a visa to enter Estonia. If this does not apply to you, please check the website of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for possible restrictions and visa regulations.