Tartu Railway Station is located in a historical station building 1.5 km from the city centre, and daily train service operates on the routes to Tallinn (incl. Jõgeva, Tapa, Aegviidu), Valga (incl. Elva) and Koidula (incl. Põlva and Piusa). By catching a connecting train, you can travel to Tartu for instance from Narva and Jõhvi as well as from Riga through Valga and Valka.
The fast and modern diesel trains are spacious, child- and cyclist-friendly, with various extra comforts, and provide the passengers with two options in the form of different price classes. In addition to the standard comforts, wider seats with adjustable backrests await the first class passengers. However, it is important to keep in mind that various discounts and the rights established by law that entitle to free rides do not fully apply in first class cars. The right to ride for free only applies to a single person entitled to a free ride if they are accompanying a regular first class passenger and the ticket has been booked through the pre-sale. Second class cars are spacious and roomy, but you are not guaranteed a seat. The number of passengers in these cars is higher than usual on Friday and Sunday nights. Tickets can be purchased online, aboard the train, and from the Baltic Station sales kiosk in Tallinn. Additional information and tickets: www.elron.ee.
From the railway station, the city centre can be reached by catching a free bus No 25. The schedule of the bus is synchronised with the timetable of the trains. You can also take a bus No 20 or a taxi to the city centre, however, a healthy stroll in fine weather also presents the opportunity to do some sightseeing on the way.