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Tartu is a university town and a city of youth! The time-honoured university, museum-rich and Hanseatic city of Tartu lies on the banks of the River Emajõgi. The capital of southern Estonia is the second largest city in the country (but the largest in terms of student population!) and the oldest in the Baltic States. Tartu is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture.

It is the cradle of the Estonian Song Festival, Estonian theatre and the Estonian state; Tartu is the intellectual capital of Estonia where national awareness and the culture of Estonia was born.

Estonian National Museum is also situated in Tartu. The 34,000-square-metre museum is the largest in the Baltic States. Its exhibitions chart Estonia's history from the Stone Age to present day. A 350-metre-long glass formation ramps up from the runway of a former soviet airfield near the city to form the impressive building of the museum. Tartu has also the biggest and most modern science centre of its kind in the Baltics – AHHAA Science Center. It popularises science among visitors of all ages. Hands-on exhibits, different workshops, science theatre and fully spherical planetarium encourage studying through the joy of discovery.

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How to get to Tartu?

Tartu is situated in Southern Estonia and connects to the world through Tartu Airport and Lennart Meri Airport in Tallinn. The distance between Tallinn, Estonia's capital, and Tartu is 186 kilometers, or about 2.5 hours by express coach or car.

You can also reach Tartu easily from Riga Airport (245  km from Tartu). From Stockholm and Helsinki, there is also a ferry connection to Tallinn. How to get to Tartu?

Getting  from the Tartu Airport to Tartu

Airport Shuttle bus leaves from Tartu Airport to the city in about 15 minutes after the plane has arrived, but also waits for anyone who needs a ride to the city. The shuttle will drop you off at any place in Tartu city and the ticket  can be bought either in cash or with a debit/credit card from the driver. The taxi stop is also located in front of the terminal. The taxi might cost around 10 EUR to the city center.

Getting from Tallinn (Airport) to Tartu 

From Tallinn Airport to Tartu: There are some express buses which also take passengers from the Tallinn Airport (stop "Tallinna lennujaam" in Estonian) on their way to Tartu. If you wish to get on the bus at the airport, it is advisable to buy the ticket in advance from:  www.tpilet.ee.

How to get from Tartu Bus Station to Tartu Health Care College?

From Tartu Bus station you have to walk to Tartu Kaubamaja (Riia 1, Tartu). Open the Google Map and you can see that you have to find Soola street, then turn right into Turu street. Just cross the street and you can see Tartu Kaubamaja.


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In front of Tartu Kaubamaja you can take the bus nr 5, which will take you to Tartu Health Care College, to Nooruse station. From the next map you will find the walking directions from Nooruse station to Tartu Health Care College.


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