There are 3 ways to get from Tallinn to Tartu by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu Elr1

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 23 min

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

$9 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Tartu 115.1 miles

$20 - $30

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

Elron operates a train from Tallinn to Tartu every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Tallinn to Tartu every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $17 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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Lux Express
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
$9 - $14
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
$11 - $16
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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
mkg.ee

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tallinn to Tartu?

The distance between Tallinn and Tartu is 163 km. The road distance is 184 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Tallinn to Tartu?

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

Is there a direct train between Tallinn and Tartu?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Tallinn and Tartu?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lennujaam and arriving at Raeplats. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

How long does it take to get from Tallinn to Tartu?

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