There are 9 ways to get from Vilnius to Tartu by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Pärnu 1070104
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam 145 / ...

$30 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus via Riga  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Šeškinės Poliklinika to Rīga
  2. Take the bus from Riga to Valka
  3. Take the bus from Valga bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam 381 / ...

$24 - $37

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga
  2. Take the train from Riga to Valga
  3. Take the train from Valga to Tartu

Train, bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Pskow Pass
  2. Take the bus from Pskov to Tartu 989

$46 - $76

Train  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga
  3. Take the train from Riga to Valga
  4. Take the train from Valga to Tartu

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Tartu 330.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Tartu  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Tartu (TAY) VNO - TAY

$111 - $382

Fly to Riga, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX
  2. Take the bus from Rīga Lidosta Airport to Tartu

$35 - $164

Fly to Tallinn, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Tallinn (TLL) VNO - TLL
  2. Take the train from Ülemiste to Tartu

$49 - $134

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Tartu is to bus which costs $23 - $40 and takes 12 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Tartu is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Tartu is 420 km. The road distance is 528.4 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h to get from Vilnius to Tartu, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vilnius to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Tartu bussijaam via Pärnu bussijaam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Tartu via Daugavpils, Riga and Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Tartu Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 262.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Tartu, Estonia?

You can take a bus from Vilnius to Tartu via Pärnu and Pärnu bussijaam in around 10 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vilnius to Tartu via Daugavpils, Riga, and Valga in around 12 h 43 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tartu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Valga
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
pv.lv
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Valga to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Ülemiste to Tartu
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
elron.ee
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Pskow Pass
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Pärnu
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Šeškinės Poliklinika to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga Lidosta Airport to Tartu
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Sarbuss AS
Website
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Arilix OÜ
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Valga bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Valka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
1188.lv
Automen OÜ
Website
automen.ee
Bus from Valga bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
automen.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Valga bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee

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