There are 5 ways to get from Tallinn to Tartu by train, bus, taxi or car

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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Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu Elr1

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus Lux Express  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lennujaam to Raeplats 719 / ...

$8 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus Peatus Estonia  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Põltsamaa 130 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Põltsamaa to Tartu bussijaam 808 / ...

$10 - $19

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu is to train which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 21 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 train from Tallinn to Tartu takes 2 h 21 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lennujaam and arriving at Raeplats. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 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 2 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 102 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 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 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Tallinn to Tartu every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Lux Express
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Põltsamaa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Põltsamaa to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Arilix OÜ
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Põltsamaa
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Põltsamaa to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Vahesaar OÜ
Website
mkg.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
mkg.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Põltsamaa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
mkg.ee
Bus from Põltsamaa to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
MK Reis-X OÜ
Website
reis.ee
Bus from Põltsamaa to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
reis.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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