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There are 3 ways to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ülemiste to Tartu E35 / ...

7€ - 12€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lennujaam to Tartu bussijaam 129 / ...

9€ - 13€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu 180.9 km

16€ - 24€

Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu by trains

The train journey time between Tallinn Airport (TLL) and Tartu is around 2h and covers a distance of around 182 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 51m. Operated by Elron, the Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu train service departs from Ülemiste and arrives in Tartu. Typically 72 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h
Fastest train time:
1h 51m
Trains per week:
72
Cheapest price:
7€
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:25
Last train departs at:
21:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu train schedules

Tallinn Airport (TLL) → Tartu
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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu is to train which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu is to train which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lennujaam and arriving at Tartu bussijaam. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ülemiste and arriving at Tartu. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) and Tartu is 160 km. The road distance is 180.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs 7€ - 12€.

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The train from Ülemiste to Tartu takes 1h 51m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Lennujaam station.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, depart from Ülemiste station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 159.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Tallinn Airport (TLL), Estonia and Tartu, Estonia?

Elron operates a train from Ülemiste to Tartu every 2 hours. Tickets cost 7€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Lennujaam to Tartu bussijaam hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 25m.

Train operators
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Ülemiste to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
Elron
Express Train Ticket
9€ - 12€
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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Tartu bussijaam station.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, arrive at Tartu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu is 181 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Tartu.

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