Getting to Tartu
The Tartu airport has direct flights to Helsinki. The nearest biggest Estonian airport in Tallinn is 2.5 hour bus ride or 2 hour train ride away.
PS! Conference organisers will provide on 6.11 and 7.11 some shuttle busses to Tartu from Tallinn Airport.
The bus is a convenient
way to get from Tallinn to Tartu. Each day more than 30 express buses
make the 2.5-hour trip from the capital, departing from Tallinn's bus
station at Lastekodu 46. Same buses stop at Tallinn Airport (Lennujaam) before leaving to Tartu. The ride costs about €10. See www.tpilet.ee for a complete schedule, tickets and prizes. Buses arrive at Tartu's bus station at Turu 2.
The buses have free WiFi throughout.
The late arrivals can order the Tartu-Tallinn airport shuttle,
the ride costs about €20.
Driving from Tallinn is fairly simple. Just head out of town on Tartu mnt. and once you get past the airport, it's a straight shot all the way down.
The city's one and only direct air connection is
Finnair's service from Helsinki, which takes 50 minutes and runs once
per day. For a list of scheduled flights, visit www.tartu-airport.ee.
Getting to town is possible by Airport Express Bus (free) and with the taxi, the 11 km journey will cost around €11-14.
For those coming from Tallinn, Estonia’s shiny, new trains offer a fast and comfortable way to reach Tartu at roughly the same price as the buses. Eight trains make the trip from Tallinn's Balti Jaam train station each day (info at www.elron.ee). Rides take about 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on whether it's an express train. The trains have free WiFi throughout. First-class sections have comfier seats, more legroom and guarantee you a table as well as a place to plug in your gadgets. Booking your seats in advance is also recommended as the trains tend to fill up, especially on Fridays and Sundays.
You can also reach Tartu from Riga Airport (245 km from Tartu, the journey takes around 5-6 hours). Information about international bus routes: www.luxexpress.eu, www.ecolines.ee, www.eurolines.ee.