Smart bus ticket system
From 1 September 2015, the City of Tartu is using a modern ticketing system which is already in use in many places throughout Estonia and Europe. A contactless plastic chip card or a sticker, which must be swiped at the validator upon entering the bus, is being introduced. Use of the bus card is compulsory for all passengers except those travelling for free under the provisions of the Public Transportation Act. Pensioners over the age of 65, and other passengers with the right to free travel from the City of Tartu, must also register their journey at the validator. Students can use their new student cards as bus cards. Tartu bus cards can also be used in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Kohtla-Järve and Tartumaa, and on Go Bus intercity lines.
New bus cards and stickers can be purchased at R-Kiosk, shopping centres, and other stores. A list of retailers is available at www.tartu.ee/bussikaart. Cards cost €2. You can load money onto your card and buy tickets at sales points, online atwww.tartu.ee/bussikaart_eng and via mobile phone.
- Single ticket 0,83 €
- Concession single ticket (pupils, university students) 0,51 €
- Single ticket from driver 1,50 €
- 1-hour ticket 0,96 €
- 1-day ticket 2,11 €
- 10-day ticket 7,03 €
- 10-day concession ticket (pupils, university students, Estonian pensioners, severely disabled individuals) 3,52 €
- 30-day ticket 15,34 €
- 30-day concession (pupils and severely disabled individuals) 5,11 €
- 30-day ticket (university students and Estonian pensioners) 7,67 €
- 90-day ticket 35,15 €
If a passenger has not bought a specific ticket, and there is enough money in the card account, the new system will charge the passenger the cheapest price, up to the price of a full day ticket. For example: if a passenger makes several trips within one hour, he will pay 83 cents for the first trip, 13 cents for the second trip, and every trip thereafter within the hour will be free. The system calculates day tickets in a similar way – passengers can take an unlimited number of trips for €2,11.
Additional information: www.tartu.ee/bussikaart.