Travel and accommodation tips
How to get to Club Tartu Maraton events?
NEW! International airport in Tartu which has direct connections with Helsinki. Airport is situated only 7 km from city centre between the roads which go to Elva and Otepää.
Distance between Tartu and Otepää is 42 km, between Tartu and Elva is 25 km. There is good bus connection from Tartu with both destinations. The organizers offer a bus transport from Tartu to the start (Otepää) on the morning of the race day, and transport from the finish to Tartu and Otepää.
Race office is situated permanently in Tartu, only during the race day there is open-air secretariat on the start and finish areas.
Tallinn has aerial connections with most European cities. The Airport is in Tallinn but the city has good bus and train connection with Tartu. From Helsinki, there are also daily ships: Tallink and Silja crossing the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn in about 4 hours.
From Tallinn bus station Express buses take you to Tartu in about 2,5 hours, some buses also directly to Otepää. The regular buses for Otepää leave from Tartu Central Bus Station. Regular Bus schedules.
The train ride with Edelaraudtee trains from Tallinn to Tartu lasts also about 2,5 hours. From Tartu railway station take city bus No. 6 to the central bus station. Inner city Bus schedules of Tartu.
The distance from Riga to Otepää is 230 km and 250 km from Tartu. There are many international flights to Riga. From the airport you can either:
• Rent a car and drive to Tartu, Elva or Otepää through Valmiera and Valga.
• Travel by bus to Tartu. (Ecolines & Eurolines). The trip takes about 4 hours.
Tartu, Otepää and Elva are the usual choices.
The travel agent is E-Turist. Feel free to contact them for the bus schedules, list of accommodation etc:
www.tartu.ee - homepage of Tartu
www.elva.ee - homepage of Elva
www.otepaa.ee - homepage of Otepää
www.visitestonia.com - travelling in Estonia
www.bussireisid.ee - bus transport in Estonia
www.edel.ee - train transport in Estonia
http://www.tartu-airport.ee/eng - Tartu Airport