Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tartu Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
sleeping possibility is poor, but it is really lovely airport which makes you smile. – a guest traveller
TAY Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Tartu Airport.
What to Expect
The small terminal at Tartu Airport (code: TAY) is used primarily for commuter flights to Helsinki. Facilities are very basic, with vending machines and no shops. We have no details on whether WiFi is available.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Since this airport has very limited operations, overnight stays may not be possible. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tartu Airport Guide.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Tartu Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Sophia – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle; however a free shuttle is provided to the city centre from the hotel every hour. » Check Rates
- Dorpat Hotell – (14 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
- Hotel Draakon – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tartu Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
At the time of this update, it is unknown if WiFi is available throughout the airport. If you know, click here to update this guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are 2 baby care rooms for diaper-changing. Location: found beside the washrooms.
Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: unknown.
Food & Drinks – It appears as though there are no restaurants available, there are vending machines landside which dispense coffee, soft drinks, etc. Note, the machines take Euro coins only.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – Permitted in the designated smoking area within the terminal.
The airport appears to have very limited flights per day (1 or 2) and may not have any flight on the weekends. As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Tartu airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The airport is connected to the city center via the Airport Express Bus. The bus waits for all arriving passengers before heading to the city. At the time of this update, the Airport Express is free of charge. For schedule information, visit the Tartu Airport website.
There are no car rental kiosks onsite. However, these car rental agencies serve the airport from off-site locations and can arrange to have a car waiting for you at the airport: Avis • Budget • City Car Estonia • Hertz • Sixt.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire at the taxi stop in front of the terminal. At the time of this update, a one-way fare between the airport and city center is €11 – €14.
Last updated: 2019-12-13
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.