Institute of Computer Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Tartu
J. Liivi 2 50409 Tartu
Telephone: (+372) 737 5445 or (+372) 737 5425
Fax: (+372) 737 5468
Travelling to Tartu through Tallinn
The airport of Tallinn operates regular direct flights to about 20 European cities. Tallinn is mostly served by traditional airlines whose flights are sold by any reasonable travel agent (Estonian Air, Lufthansa, SAS, Finnair, CSA, LOT, Air Baltic). Some tickets to the flights of easyJet, norwegian.com and Ryanair are only sold online by the airlines. The city of Tallinn is 4 km from the airport and you reach it either by taxi or bus No 2 (timetables). You are travelling from "Lennujaam" (Airport) in the direction of "Reisisadam" (Passenger Port). The most centrally located stop in the city center is "A. Laikmaa" in front of Hotel Tallink, the travel time there is 13 min. The stop for Tallinn bus station is "Autobussijaam", 3rd stop from the airport.
Tallinn airport website
From Tallinn airport to bus station via public transport
From Tallinn airport to bus station via taxi
Buses from Tallinn to Tartu
Travelling to Tartu by plane
Estonia uses East-European Time, EET, which is one hour ahead of Central European Time, CET, in other words GMT+2 in winter and GMT+3 in summer.
The electricity supply is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.
Money and banks
On January 1, 2011, Estonia changed over to the Euro (EUR), the single European currency (Euroweb). ATMs abound in the city although they are not always well visible. Beware that an Estonian ATM first gives you your money and only then returns the card. All machines have language option of English. Almost all businesses (but not bus drivers and some taxi drivers) accept bank cards and the local people carry very little cash.
Area codes are not in use in Estonia and there is no initial zero. For international calls to Estonia: dial the prefix for intl. calls (00 in most countries), then the country code 372, and then the subscriber's number. For international calls from Estonia: dial the prefix 00 for intl. calls, then your country code, etc. Calls within Estonia: just dial the full 7- or 8-digit subscriber's number. The emergency number (fire brigade, ambulance) is 112. For police only, dial 110. The fixed network is owned by Elion and used by several operators. The GSM networks are owned and operated by EMT, Elisa (RLE) and Tele2. From 1 Dec. 2010, the are no public payphones in the country.
Estonia is packed with public WiFi hotspots. In particular, you can connect yourself in any decent cafeteria or pub. Most of these hotspots are free, in others (those run by Elisa) you have to get a ticket by SMSing "wifi pilet" to 19131. The ticket (consisting in the username and password you receive in an instant reply) costs around 1 Euro (charged to your mobile calls bill) and is valid for 24 hrs throughout the entire Elisa network. Internet access through WiFI or some other form is also offered by all hotels. In reasonable hotels, this service is complimentary. Location of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science: