There are 5 ways to get from Valga 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Elr33

$4 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus Taisto Liinid OÜ  •  1 h 41 min

  1. 312 / ...

$4 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus Peatus Estonia  •  2 h 34 min

  1. 34 / ...
  2. 324 / ...

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 9 min

  1. 53.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. 53.4 miles

$9 - $14

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

Elron operates a train from Valga to Tartu 4 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, Taisto Liinid OÜ operates a bus from Valga to Tartu 5 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min. Automen OÜ also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Valga to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tartu tänav to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Automen OÜ
Website
automen.ee
Bus from Tartu tänav to Pauluse
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
automen.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Foori to Otepää
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Otepää to Riiamäe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Other operators
Taxi from Valga to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Valga and Tartu is 78 km. The road distance is 85 km.

The cheapest way to get from Valga to Tartu is to bus which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Valga to Tartu is to taxi which takes 1 h 9 min and costs 55€ - 70€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valga and arriving at Tartu. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tartu tänav and arriving at Tartu bussijaam. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

The train from Valga to Tartu takes 1 h 12 min including transfers and departs four times a day.