Local transport

Getting to the venue


The festival venue, Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi 2) is approximately 2.6 kilometers from the city center, 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. Therefore we have quite many different ways to get to the venue. 


Ϟ Bus

Using the bus is free during the event week if you have a sTARTUp Day wristband. This is also the most environmentally friendly option (other than walking) to get to the venue & around Tartu. 

You can reach basically every part of the city by bus. Bus line 7 will take you to the festival venue (stop ERM) from the city center (stop Raeplats or Soola I). Line number 8 also stops about 750m away (stop Killustiku).

Check more information about schedules here.  

If you would like to use public transportation before and after the event, tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver with cash or pay for your trip with a contactless bank card at the validation points on the bus. Find more information about tickets here.  


Ϟ City bikes

Tartu has an awesome city bike system. There are 69 bike stations and 750 bikes all around Tartu. 2/3 of the bikes are electric, which makes pedalling especially easy.

sTARTUp Day attendees can use the code "sTARTUpsmartbike" to get a weekly pass for just 5€. With this, you can ride around as much as you want on either electric or regular bikes.

The Smart City Bikes are accessible via the Tartu Smart Bike App available in Google Play and App Stores. To activate the discount code, choose "weekly pass" from the payment options and insert the discount code. You can use the same app to unlock bikes. Find more info here


Ϟ Rent a Tesla

Beast with their Tesla fleet is the official transportation provider for this year’s sTARTUp Day. This beasty collab is helping us keep the event’s carbon footprint extra low and also bringing a special treat to the table for all of our guests.

→ Use code "STARTUPDAY21" to redeem a token in the Beast Rent app by adding it in the “Apply Discounts” section. The token will give you a free chance to spin the Beast Wheel of Fortune and win Beast Bucks (aka drive credit) up to 500 €.

Ϟ Taxi 

If 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 by using the 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 Carpool with GRETA

On 25-27 August the ridesharing app GRETA will be coming to Tartu. You can travel door-to-door whilst splitting the cost of the ride. Save time, money and make new friends while protecting our planet. Find more information here

Download GRETA Carpool on App Store or Google Play

Ϟ Scooters

Last, but not least you can travel around using Bolt scooters. These can be unlocked via the same Bolt app you use to order taxis. It's super easy, fast and affordable. Just make sure to follow traffic regulations and wear a helmet if possible.