Inner City Bus Transportation (free of charge)
tartu.pilet.ee (tickets, personalise)
Buses constitute the only form of public transport within the City of Tartu. There are 25 bus routes in the city, with a total length of 491.1 km. Since 2011, Tartu’s public transport has been run by the transport company AS Sebe. All buses servicing city routes have low floors and follow a single design.
In 2011, the city introduced 5 buses that run on compressed gas and which can also use biogas for fuel. In 2013, information signboards were installed at 44 bus stops, providing real-time information on the arrival of buses. From autumn 2015, a new electronic ticket system went live, with passengers using a contact-free smart card or sticker to register their journeys using on-board validators at the beginning of each journey.
There are two free of charge bus service takes shoppers directly to retail shopping centres. One from Kaubamaja Shopping Centre to Lõunakeskus Shopping Centre and one that departs near to Kvartal taking passengers to the Prisma supermarket, located at Jõe Shopping Centre.
You can use the Tartu Bus Schedule smartphone application.
The 24-hour information phone and helpline when calling from the City of Tartu and Tartu County is 1789 (to obtain ticket information, press key 2).
Should you have any problems related to the bus card, you may also call +372 611 8000 (Ridango) or write to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for bus traffic/travel improvement can be submitted to the City Government by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.