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There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Tartu by ferry, bus, train, car ferry, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Ferry, bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam 729 / ...

$50 - $88

Cheapest option

Ferry, night bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the night bus from Tallinna sadama a-Term. to Tartu bussijaam 239

$40 - $45

5 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu Elr1

$50 - $56

Car ferry, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn M/S Superstar
  2. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu Elr1

$60 - $216

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn M/S Superstar
  2. Drive from Tallinn to Tartu

$60 - $230

Fly to Tartu  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Tartu (TAY) HEL - TAY

$114 - $392

Fly to Tallinn, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Tallinn (TLL) HEL - TLL
  2. Take the train from Ülemiste to Tartu

$72 - $152

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Tartu is to ferry and night bus which costs 34€ - 40€ and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Tartu is to fly which costs 95€ - 350€ and takes 4h 12m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Tartu is 223 km.

The best way to get from Helsinki to Tartu without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 4h 58m and costs 40€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Helsinki to Tartu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Tartu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Tartu Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Tartu. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Tartu, Estonia?

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Tartu 6 times a week.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Tartu
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Elron
Train from Ülemiste to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Elron
Bus operators
Lux Express
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Peatus Estonia
Night bus from Tallinna sadama a-Term. to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Peatus Estonia
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Phone
+372 515 1882
Email
info@taisto.ee
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Arilix OÜ
Phone
+372 5886 0000
Email
tellimine@bussikeskus.ee
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Arilix OÜ
Vahesaar OÜ
Phone
+372 515 4919
Email
martin@mkg.ee
Website
mkg.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Vahesaar OÜ
Temptrans
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30
Eckeroline
Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
eckeroline.fi

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