Getting to the venue
The festival venue, UT Sports Hall (Ujula 4) is approximately 1.4 kilometers from the city centre, which is quite easy to reach by foot. However, the distances in a foreign city might seem a bit further than in your home town. And it might be cold outsite as well. Therefore we have quite many different ways to get to the venue.
Ϟ BusYou can reach basically every part of the city by bus. Bus lines 4 and 8 take you to the festival venue from the city centre (stop Kesklinn I). Line number 25 (which is free of charge) takes you to the city centre from the train station.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver (NB! Cash only) or if you already know that you will use public transport more than once in Tartu, you might want to purchase bus card from R-Kiosk, shopping centres or other selling points. It costs 2€ and you can load money onto it by yourself ask assistance from selling points. Or you can pay for your trip with your contactless bank card. Check more information about the tickets and schedules HERE.
Ϟ TaxiIf it is your first time in Tartu, it is best to take a taxi to get to your final destination in the city. Most taxi drivers speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters. The easiest way to order a taxi is using Bolt app, created by an Estonian unicorn. Unfortunately, there is no Uber in Tartu.
But you can also do it in the old way, you can check the information about the taxi service in Tartu.
Ϟ BikeYes, you read correctly – bikes in winter. In June 2019, Smart Bike Share system was unveiled in Tartu. The system has 750 bikes in 69 bike share stations across the city. A total of 510 bikes are electric and the remaining 240 are regular bikes. Those 240 regular bikes will be available during winter as well. So, if you're up to an extreme experience (or not so extreme, depends on the weather, of course) you can also come to the venue by bike.
In order to rent a bike, you must have a valid Tartu bus season ticket or you must purchase a bike share membership. You must create a bike share account, either online or via the mobile app (Tartu Smart Bike), and connect it to a credit card. Additional info from City of Tartu page.