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There are 4 ways to get from Tallinn to Tartu by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu Elr1

$9 - $13

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam 152 / ...

$9 - $45

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tallinn to Tartu 115.1 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Tartu 115.1 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tallinna bussijaam and arriving at Tartu bussijaam. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tallinn and arriving at Tartu. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Tallinn and Tartu is 163 km. The road distance is 184.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tartu without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 8€ - 12€.

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The train from Tallinn to Tartu takes 1 h 57 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Tallinn to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Tallinna bussijaam station.

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Tallinn to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tartu is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 8€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 102 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Tartu, Estonia?

Elron operates a train from Tallinn to Tartu every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Tallinn to Tartu hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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 Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Arilix OÜ
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Vahesaar OÜ
Website
mkg.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mkg.ee
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Other operators
Taxi from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Guide Service Taxi
Phone
+372 5818 9293
GTAKSO
Phone
+372 5552 7632
Pink Taxi
Phone
+372 522 0147

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Tallinn to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Tartu bussijaam station.

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Tallinn to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, arrive at Tartu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Tartu is 184 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Tallinn to Tartu.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Tartu. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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