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Getting there & away




Daily buses run between Tartu and Tallinn (80Kr to 110Kr, 2½ to 3½ hours) every 15 to 30 minutes from 6am to midnight. International bus tickets are sold from the Eurolines office inside the Tartu bus station (733 1277; Soola tänav 2).

Daily bus services to and from Tartu include the following:

Haapsalu 110Kr to 170Kr, 4½ hours, one bus.

Kuressaare 200Kr to 220Kr, six to seven hours, two buses.

Narva 85Kr to 105Kr, three to 3½ hours, 10 buses.

Pärnu 85Kr to 115Kr, two to 3 hours, 16 buses.

Rīga 120Kr, four hours, one morning bus.

St Petersburg 240Kr, eight hours, one bus.

Valga 55Kr to 65Kr, 1½ to 2½ hours, eight buses.

Viljandi 50Kr to 60Kr, 1½ to 2 hours, 16 buses.

Võru 45Kr to 55Kr, one hour, 26 buses.


The seemingly abandoned train station (737 3200; Vaksali tänav 6) is 750m west of Toomemägi. Timetables are posted outside; tickets are sold on the train.

Four trains make the daily journey to Tallinn (80Kr, 2½ hours). One daily train also travels from Tartu to Elva (12Kr, 50 minutes), continuing on to Valga (36Kr, two hours).

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