Local transport

Local transport in Tartu

Bus stop in Tartu. Photo by Renee Altrov

To ride city line buses, a ticket can be bought from the driver or an electronic bus card can be used. Tickets bought from the bus driver can only be paid for in cash. Electronic bus cards (contact-free plastic chip cards and stickers) can be bought from R-Kiosk convenience stores, the bus station, Tartu Visitor Centre in Town Hall, information counters in Selver supermarkets and elsewhere. To use an electronic bus card, it has to be swiped when entering the bus at the device or validator installed near the bus doors until a beep sound is heard.

For routes and schedules of Tartu public transport visit tartu.peatus.ee. Additional information about Tartu bus card can be found at tartu.pilet.ee. 24-hour free info- and helpline 1789.

Taxi rates vary by company, but are posted on a yellow sticker in the right rear window of each vehicle. You can easily order taxis and verified private drivers via the Bolt  mobile app.

Tartu at night. Photo by Sixten Sepp

Traffic and driving in Estonia

Estonia has right-hand traffic and an extensive road system, the quality of which varies. TThe speed limit on the highways is 90 km/h and 50 km/h in urban areas unless specified otherwise. While driving in Estonia, passengers are expected to wear seat belts and lights must be switched on at all time. Estonian laws against driving under the influence of alcohol are strict and follow a zero tolerance policy. When parking, you can use the Barking mobile app to find spots and conveniently pay.