Getting to the campus
Estonian University is located in Tartu, in Southern Estonia approximately 186 km from the capital, Tallinn. Tartu connects to the world primarily through Tartu airport and Tallinn international airport.
The Tallinn international airport is located on the edge of the city, on the road to Tartu. It will take approximately two hours to drive to Tartu from Tallinn airport.
GETTING TO TALLINN
There are direct flights or connections to Tallinn from many European cities. Tallinn Airport terminal is only 4 km from the city centre and it provides a wide variety of services.
To the city center of Tallin you may get by the bus no. 2. Buses run every 20 minutes from 7.00 am until 12 midnight between the airport, the city centre and the port, stopping in front of the Arrivals Hall. See the timetable here. There is also a taxi rank in front of the Arrivals Hall.
To Tartu you may get straight from the airport. A bus to Tartu runs every hour at the full hour. You may see the timetable and purchase tickets here.(Tallinna Lennujaam-Tartu Bussijaam)
Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day. Hydrofoils and jet cats also run from late spring to late autumn.
Ferries to Stockholm leave every other evening and the trip takes approximately 15 hours. The ferry terminals are located within walking distance of the Old Town.
From the port you can take bus no. 2 to the city centre or bus station or the airport. For the buses to Tartu please check the timetable and purchase the tickets here.
Tallink - Ferry company
Viking Line - Ferry company
GETTING TO TARTU
The easiest way to reach Tartu is by bus. From the coach station buses go from Tallinn to Tartu approximately every 30 minutes, they depart from the Bus Station and most of the buses stop at the airport, located quite close to the Bus Station, before leaving Tallinn completely.
The buses go from 5 am until midnight, usually from platform 9. You can look for the timetable here. It will take about 2,5 hours to reach Tartu. Buses are comfortable and most offer free WiFi service.
How to get to the Bus Station
You can get to the Bus Station by taxi or public transportation - bus no.2 stops not too far from the bus terminal (the "Autobussijaam" stop) and then goes to the airport. It takes a little more time to get to the bus terminal from Tallinn sea port: either by taxi, tram no.2 (towards Ülemiste) or bus No.2 will take you to Tallinn Bus Station (the "Autobussijaam" stop) from the port.
Trains from Tallinn to Tartu leave 3-4 times a day and it takes a little more than 2 hours to get to Tartu, depending on the train. The train station is situated just outside the Tallinn Old Town and sea port, a taxi or tram No.2 (from the sea port) can take you there ("Balti jaam" stop). Trains are modern and comfortable and some have a restaurant and free WiFi access. See the schedule here.
Tartu Airport is located in Ülenurme, about 9 km from Tartu. It is possible to reach the airport using the road from Tartu to Valga or to Võru. In both directions there are road signs showing how to reach the airport. The bus stop is in front of the terminal. Buses go between the Airport and the City Centre.
Taxis must be ordered beforehand. In order to do that inform the flight attendants that you would like to get a taxi and they will help you to arrange it. The ride to the centre of Tartu is approximatley €10
See the current flight schedule here.
GETTING TO THE CAMPUS
You can take a bus or a taxi to the dormitory or to the Main Building of Eesti Maaülikool. The taxi drivers all speak some English and all the taxis are equipped with a metre. The university campus is on the outskirts of the city. The distance from the bus station and train station is practically the same.
From the train station, bus no.20 will take you straight to the campus ("Tartu näitused" stop). See the schedule here.
From the bus station, buses no.6 and 20 will take you to the campus. See the schedule here.
The Main building of the University is just opposite the hostel "Torn". International Office can be found on the ground floor of the main building, Room 0043.