How to get to the Estonian National Museum (ERM) on foot

Go from the city centre upwards on Roosi Street, walk until you cross Muuseumi tee and you will see the Estonian National Museum right in front of you. From the Tartu Town Hall Square it will take approximately 20 minutes.

How to get to ERM by public transport

From the city centre, the no. 27 bus goes to ERM. The no. 27 goes once per hour until 09.43. Following this, it goes every half hour at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour until 19:43, followed by a last bus at 20.43. Information is available at, enter ‘Kesklinn’ and ‘ERM’ for details.

Nearest bus stop to:

National Archives of Estonia, Nooruse 3: Nooruse (bus nr. 5); Soinaste (bus nr 1).

University of Tartu, Institute of Chemistry – Chemicum, Ravila Street 14A: Nooruse (bus nr. 5); Ravila (bus nr 7).

National Archives of Estonia (workshop venue), Vahi 43:  Mõisapargi (bus nr 7); Kruusamäe (bus nr 4)

Public Transport

Tartu uses a modern ticketing system which is already in use in many locations throughout Estonia and Europe. A contactless plastic chip card or a sticker, which must be swiped at the validator upon entering the bus, has been introduced. Use of the bus card is compulsory for all passengers except those travelling for free under the provisions of the Public Transportation Act. Pensioners over the age of 65, and other passengers with the right to free travel from the City of Tartu, must also register their journey at the validator. Students can use their new student cards as bus cards. Tartu bus cards can also be used in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Kohtla-Järve and Tartumaa, and on Go Bus intercity lines.

New bus cards and stickers can be purchased at R-Kiosk, shopping centres, and other stores. A list of retailers is available at Cards cost €2. You can load money onto your card and buy tickets at sales points, online and via mobile phone.

Ticket Prices

If it is your first time in Tartu, it is generally 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.

For further information:

Important Phone Numbers

Area code for phone calls from abroad: +372

Emergency calls 112

Police 110

Ambulance 112

Pharmacy 24 h (Town Hall, Town Hall Square, +372 7423 560, +372 7442 277)

Bus information: (English available)

Tartu Tourist Information Centre +372 7442 111 (Town Hall, side entrance)

Info numbers: 1182, 1185, 1188

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