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There are 8 ways to get from Vilnius to Tartu by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga 1070104 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Tartu 858003 / ...

$24 - $43

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Bus, train  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga
  2. Take the train from Riga to Valga 866 / ...
  3. Take the train from Valga to Tartu

$24 - $34

Train  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...
  3. Take the train from Riga to Valga 866 / ...
  4. Take the train from Valga to Tartu

$27 - $35

Train, bus  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  2. Take the bus from Daugavpils to Pärnu Bus 920
  3. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam 145 / ...

$42 - $60

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Tartu 330.2 miles

$55 - $85

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 Tartu  •  10 h 22 min

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

$111 - $384

Fly to Tallinn, train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$49 - $134

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Tartu is to train which costs $26 - $35 and takes 13 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Tartu is to fly and train which costs $45 - $140 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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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 via Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Tartu via Daugavpils, Riga and Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 17 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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The best way to get from Vilnius to Tartu without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $24 - $45.

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Vilnius to Tartu, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Tartu bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Tartu train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Tartu is to bus which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $24 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $26 - $35 and takes 13 h 17 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $390 and takes 10 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 262.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Vilnius to Tartu via Rīga in around 9 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vilnius to Tartu via Daugavpils, Riga, and Valga in around 13 h 17 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tartu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
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
Train from Ülemiste to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 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 to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
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 Rīga to Tartu
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $23
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
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Daugavpils to Pärnu Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Once daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Arilix OÜ
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tartu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee

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The quickest flight from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vilnius to Tartu bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Tartu station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Tartu is 528 km. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Vilnius to Tartu.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Tartu. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs $1 - $2.

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