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

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Ferry, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Raeplats 719 / ...

$53 - $61

Cheapest option

Car ferry, night bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$10 - $14

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Ferry, train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$51 - $58

Car ferry, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$64 - $222

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Drive from Tallinn to Tartu

Fly to Tartu  •  3 h 2 min

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

$117 - $390

Fly to Tallinn, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$75 - $152

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Tartu is to car ferry and night bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Tartu is to fly which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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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 4 h 56 min and costs 45€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min 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 50 min.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Tartu Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Tartu. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs 5€ - 8€.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Ülemiste to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Raeplats
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Night bus from Tallinna sadama a-Term. to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
peatus.ee
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$42 - $43
Vehicle
$43 - $44
Cabin
$55
Viking Line
St Peters Line

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