How to get to Tartu:
Getting there by air:
The closest airports to Tartu are Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. There’s also smaller Tartu Airport, with flights to Helsinki.
Getting there by bus:
The bus connection between Tartu and Tallinn is very good. Comfortable buses depart every hour and most buses also stop at the airport entrance. Connection with Riga is less lavish but LuxExpress and SimpleExpress provide reasonable amount of routes. Bus connection between Tartu and Tallinn: http://www.tpilet.ee
Getting there by train:
Getting from Tallinn to Tartu is comfortable and you can find the timetable on the homepage of passenger train company Elron.
Moving around in Tartu:
Information on innercity bus transportation. The bus station is close to the city centre, it’s more convenient to walk or take a taxi. There’s no bus directly from train station to the city so you better take a taxi.
You can catch a taxi at the bus station as well as at the train station. Taxi information is available on the city home page.
Information on some tourist attractions in Tartu can be found here.
The workshop and symposion will take place in two beautiful old buildings of Tartu University – the building which houses the Faculty of Philosophy, address Jakobi 2 (rooms 428 and 438), and, just next to it, the university main building, address Ülikooli 18.
The accommodation of participants is arranged in three hostels – Terviseks, Academus and Looming. There are several other options as well:
- Tampere Maja - a very cozy option in the old town area, but as the English webpage is rather dysfunctional, we would recomment to book through Booking.com.
- Hotel Antonius - a 5-star hotel next to the university main building.
- Barclay Hotel - another hotel just a few hundred meters from the venue.
- Dorpat Hotel - rather near the center and next to the river.
While the lunches are included in the course fee, the participants need to take care of their own breakfast and dinners. However, there are plenty of places to eat in the city. Some suggested places are here:
This event has been supported by the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics of the University of Tartu; Department of Computer Science; Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics; Faculty of Philosophy; The ETIS project MINT (ETF8958); European Regional Development Fund through the Estonian Center of Excellence in Computer Science, EXCS