In Tartu, public transport is provided on city buses which operate regularly from 6 am to midnight.
You can buy single tickets from any kiosk or Tartu Visitor Centre (Tartu Town Hall, I floor) for 0.83 EUR or from the driver for 1.50 EUR. Be sure to stamp your ticket on board or risk a hefty fine if an inspector catches you. Other options sold in kiosks and Tartu Visitor Centre include a one-day ticket and 10-day ticket. These are valid for the dates stamped on them.
It is cheaper to buy tickets with an Estonian ID card. See more information at: www.pilet.ee.
Bus schedule information can be found at: tartu.peatus.ee. This web page helps you to navigate Tartu’s public transportation network efficiently. You can also check timetables for bus stops and bus-lines.
For transportation headed out of Tartu, check the timetables and prices at:
for buses: www.tpilet.ee (you can buy tickets online)
for trains: www.elron.ee (you can buy tickets online).
At the moment there are regular flights from Tartu to Helsinki (flight time 50 minutes):AirportShuttle provides convenient and affordable transportation between the Ülenurme Airport and the city.
A comprehensive list of taxi firms operating in Tartu. Most taxi drivers speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters.
The first 15 minutes of parking are free of charge if you indicate the starting time.
Parking is for charge in Tartu Monday to Friday from 8.00-18.00, with the exception of public holidays.
Placing a parking ticket and written or marked parking clock on the dashboard with the same time, the parking meter will automatically extend for extra 15 or 120 minutes according to the zone.
Signs indicate the prices for different parking zones and also when a parking fee must be paid. Parking permits can be purchased from street-side machines. One day parking permits can be purchased at Tartu Visitor Centre (Tartu Town Hall, I floor).
See also parking fee rates and a map of paid parking zones.
Tartu is small enough to get around easily by bike and its cycling infrastructure has improved considerably over recent years.
There are bicycle repair shops that sell second-hand bikes with prices starting from 65 EUR:
It is also possible to rent a bike. Prices for one day start at 10 EUR.