Getting there & around
Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and connects to the world primarily through Tallinn, the capital city. Tartu is easily reached by public transport.
The distance from Tallinn airport to Tartu is 186 km, approximately 2,5 hours by express buses or car. There are several express buses which take passengers from Tallinn airport. You can directly catch the bus at the airport. Buses leave almost every 30 minutes from 5:45 in the morning until 23:00. Tickets are available online, bus station or bus driver. For more information on the bus schedule and tickets, please click here.
You can take a train from Tallinn railway station to Tartu railway station. Please note that the railway station in Tartu is located in 1 km outside the city centre. It takes around 18 minutes to walk from Tartu railway station to the centre. Bus 20 can also take you straight to the centre.
You can also travel to Tartu via Tartu airport, which is located in 11 km from the city centre, and you can fly there directly from Helsinki. You can easily get to the city centre by taxi. The taxi stop is located in front of the terminal and the ride might cost around 10 Euro.
Tartu is very small, and everything is reachable by foot. It has a good public transport system. You can reach different places by public transport, by bike, or on foot. Tartu city bus provides information regarding the best ways to travel within the city. A bus ticket costs 1.5 Euro if you buy it from the bus driver and it's valid for one ride. You can find more information here.
What to do & see
Tartu, as a unique national heritage conservation area, offers exciting sights every step of the way, especially in the city centre. Tartu is the oldest city in the Baltics, which offers possibilities to enjoy the greenery without leaving the city. There is a great Emajõgi snaking through the city, natural Toome Hill foreland, the botanical garden, among plenty of others, situated in the city centre. For more information on things not to miss in Tartu, please click here.
When travelling from your location to the venue, we strongly advise you to choose the most sustainable means of transport. If flying is required, please make sure to CO2 compensate your flight either through a CO2 compensation program of your flight carrier or the CO2 compensation program supported by the ESP conference. More details about this program will follow soon.
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