Travelling to Estonia

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.



Estonia's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services. There are direct flights or connections to Tallinn from many European cities. Check these out here.

In addition, there are many connecting flights from Riga Airport (Latvia) (and then take a bus) and Helsinki Airport (Finland). There is a direct Helsinki-Tartu flight as well. 


Information on international and domestic airlines can be found here.

The airport's information service point is located in the departure hall. It opens 2 hours before the day's first flight and closes after the last arriving flight. Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport: ph. +372 605 8888,

Discount code for Air Baltic flights

Air Baltic has made a discount code for AESOP participants. They offer a 10% discount on Air Baltic operated flights for the tickets purchased on their web page Discount applies to the NET fare, YQ surcharge and airport taxes cannot be discounted. Discount does not apply to campaign fares and special offers.

The discount redemption period is from 1 May 2022 - to 13 July 2022. The travel period must be 20-30 July 2022. Discount applies to flights to Riga and to Tallinn airports.

How to proceed:

  1. Tickets can be purchased on airBaltic webpage:
  2. Choose the preferable route and insert a discount code AESOP2022 to the section "I have a gift card/discount code"
  3. Select dates and proceed with the booking



Ships from Helsinki bring thousands of travelers to Tallinn's busy passenger port each day also there is an overnight ferry link with Stockholm.


Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just 1.5 hours. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.

The largest ferry operators are Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line.

The world's largest cruise agencies have included Tallinn in their itineraries – the city receives over 300 calls per season, making it the third busiest cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region.



Two international bus lines offer connections to Tartu from several other European cities. Regular routes connecting Tartu with Riga and Vilnius operate several times a day.


International connections are provided by Lux Express and Ecolines. 
Domestic bus lines, fares and timetables can be found here.

Travelling to Tartu


The most convenient way to get to Tartu from Tallinn is to take the Lux Express coach. The buses leave every hour, from the Tallinn Airport as well as the Tallinn Coach Station (address:  Lastekodu 46, 10144, Tallinn) to Tartu Coach Station (address: Turu 2, 51014, Tartu). The journey lasts for 2.5 hours, but time flies when you are seated in the lounge area. The coaches have free WiFi, hot beverages, and an entertainment system onboard. The bus also stops at the Tallinn airport on the return journey as well. Bus tickets can be bought from here or also from Tallinn Coach Station.

The Elron train service has regular trips between Tallinn and Tartu a few times a day. The train leaves from Balti Jaam in Tallinn (address: Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn) to Tartu Railway Station (address: Vaksali 6, Tartu). Tartu Railway Station has located in a historical station building 1.5 km from the city centre. The journey lasts from 2 hours. Train tickets can be bought from here or also at the stations or from the train.


Transport within Tartu

For information about the public transportation system in Tartu, please click here. Free of charge public transportation will be provided for the duration of the congress for participants wearing their badge.

For a taxi service, we recommend electrical taxies (call +372 5749 5749 or +372 5685 8954  to order).