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

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Train  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Tartu to Tallinn Re34 / ...

8€ - 13€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 30m

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

9€ - 13€

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Tartu to Tallinn 184.1 km

16€ - 25€

Tartu to Tallinn by train

The train journey time between Tartu and Tallinn is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 188 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h. Services are operated by Elron. Typically 69 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tartu to Tallinn train schedules

Tartu → Tallinn
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tallinn is 1247.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tallinn is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tallinn is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Tartu to Tallinn is to train which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 2h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Tartu to Tallinn is to train. Taking this option will cost 8€ - 13€ and takes 2h 24m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tartu and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 24m.

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

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The best way to get from Tartu to Tallinn without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 8€ - 13€.

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The train from Tartu to Tallinn takes 2h 24m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Tartu to Tallinn is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 8€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Tartu to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 163.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

Elron operates a train from Tartu to Tallinn every 3 hours. Tickets cost 8€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 24m. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Tartu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tartu to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Elron
Express Train Ticket
9€ - 13€
Bus operators
Aktsiaselts MK Autobuss
Phone
+372 5551 5316
Email
info@mkautobuss.ee
Website
mkautobuss.ee
Bus from Tartu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Aktsiaselts MK Autobuss
Taisto Express OÜ
Phone
515 1882
Email
info@taistoexpress.ee
Website
express.taisto.ee
Bus from Tartu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Taisto Express OÜ
Arilix OÜ
Phone
+372 5886 0000
Email
tellimine@bussikeskus.ee
Website
bussikeskus.ee
Bus from Tartu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Arilix OÜ

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tartu to Tallinn is 184 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Tartu to Tallinn.

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