Estonia offers foreign companies an ideal entrance to the large and fast-growing markets of the Baltic Sea Region. Open economy, excellent transportation links and central location make it an ideal base for production and distribution with all the regions main markets within easy reach.

Estonia lies on the Baltic Sea with Russia on the Eastern border with the Baltic Sea to the west and Latvia in the south. The longest land border, 339 km, is with Latvia and the border with Russia is 294 km long.

Estonia - between East and West: logistics and transportation in Estonia

Tartu County lies between Southern and Central Estonia, between two big lakes – Lake Peipsi and Lake Võrtsjärv. The eastern border of the county, Lake Peipsi, also serves as the national border with Russia. Estonia's only navigable river, River Emajõgi (100 km long), flows through the county, connecting Lake Peipsi and Lake Võrtsjärv. This is a naturally diverse and economically developed region with rich history and strong traditions.

Tartu County is also situated close to the largest centres of North-Eastern Europe, at the crossing of important international routes: St. Petersburg to Riga and Tallinn to Pskov. The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, and the city of Pskov in Russia are 2 or 3 hours away by car; St. Petersburg and Riga can be reached in 4 hours.

The distances from Tartu to the nearest capitals and bigger cities of the neighboring countries:

  • Tallinn (capital of Estonia) – ~180 km
  • Helsinki (capital of Finland) – ~260 km
  • Stockholm (capital of Sweden) – ~510 km
  • Riga (capital of Latvia) – ~220 km
  • Pskov (Russia) - ~160 km
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia) - ~260km

Tartu is accessible by bus, by car, by train and by plane. Regular airlines from Tartu were launched in 2009. Additional information can be found here

Map of Tartu