The conference takes place 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.
A public procurement is currently open to have a flight between Helsinki and Tartu for 6 flights a week in both directions. Hopefully, a steady traffic will be in operation by the time of the conference. We will update this page if the procurement results are announced.
In addition, there are many connecting flights from Riga Airport (Latvia) - and then take a bus to Tartu. A train service between Riga and Tartu will probably start running in the second half of 2024, hopefully in time for the conference.
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, www.tallinn-airport.ee.
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.
FORM TALLINN BY BUS
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.
FROM TALLINN BY TRAIN
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.
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).