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  • CULTURE: The Art Museum of Estonia updated the exhibition at Rakvere Bus Station

    In March 2022, the Art Museum of Estonia brought to the windows of Rakvere Bus Station an exhibition of reproductions of Virumaa-themed paintings with exciting background stories, which offered visitors the joy of recognition.

    In August, the Art Museum of Estonia updated a significant exhibition with even more engaging works, and now the windows of the Rakvere Bus Station’s waiting area are decorated with the following works:

    1. Richard Uuutma “Rannaküla vaade” 
    2. Roman Nyman  “Põhja-Eesti maastik” 
    3. Karl Otto Gerhard von Kügelgen the Younger “Kunstnik perekonnaga Vinni mõisas”
    4. Lepo Mikko “Pandivere kõrgustikult” 


    Read more about the exhibition HERE!

    Karl Otto Gerhard von Kügelgen the Younger “Kunstnik perekonnaga Vinni mõisas”
    Karl Otto Gerhard von Kügelgen the Younger “Kunstnik perekonnaga Vinni mõisas”
    is one of the new repro photos, that can be seen at the Rakvere Bus Station.
    Author: Estonian Art Museum

  • CULTURE: T grupp celebrated a big jubilee party at four bus stations

    On 15.07.2022, T grupp OÜ celebrated the 30th jubilee of its brand Cargobus simultaneously at Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations.

    “Our jubilee, 30 years, also marks free movement in free Estonia. Bus lines connect the whole of Estonia, from villages to cities and beyond Estonia. We are the gateway for those arriving and leaving every city, and we are proud of the fact that we play such an important representative role,” said Airika Aruksaar, CEO of T grupp OÜ.

    Musical performances were offered by Anne Veski and Tanja Mihhailova-Saar in Tallinn, Synne Valtri in Tartu, Kõrsikud in Rakvere and Alika Milova band in Jõhvi. In addition, Tallinna Bussijaam offered the guests nostalgic fun rides with retro buses, a delicious food street and many other great surprises. A live broadcast of the jubilee party from all bus stations was streamed via Delfi TV.

    Thanks to the cooperation partners who contributed to the success of the party: Delfi, Estonian Art Museum, National Library of Estonia, Estonian Lines, Eesti Hoiuraamatukogu, ISIC, Jewe Center, Jooker, Kooker, Lux Express, Plus Catering, Timeless, Tradehouse, Vene Teater and WOW Events.

    Read more and see pictures from the news portal Postimees or a recording of the live broadcast from the news portal Delfi!

  • CULTURE: The Estonian Art Museum brought Tartu-themed works on the windows of Tartu Bus Station

    From 13.08.2022, visitors of the Tartu Bus Station will be delighted with beautiful Tartu-themed works from the collection of the Estonian Art Museum.

    The works are brought to the windows of Tartu Bus Station in the form of repro, which gives the opportunity to see the works in a different light. The display is complemented by short background stories that connect the works to Tartu.

    “Works from Estonian artists, whose close connection with Tartu is known, were selected for the exhibition. For example, Valve Janov, who formed the informal art group Tartu sõpruskond with like-minded people, and whose experimental work has also been called Karlova’s avant-garde. Karl Pärsimägi, a student of Pallas and because of his colourful style of painting, has also been called the Matisse of Tartu. The exhibition also includes not-so-well-known works by Eduard Wiiralt, Villem Ormisson, Linda Kits-Mägi, Villu Järmut and Enn Kärmas,” explained Piret Järvan, head of marketing and service at the Estonian Art Museum.

    Tartu Bus Station, which has recently been renovated, is visited by 1.5-2 million people a year. “On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of T grupp OÜ, which manages Tartu Bus Station, we wanted to update the appearance of the bus station for visitors and offer a piece of the cultural experience while waiting for the bus. Since Tartu has been a university city as well as an art city, where the creative path of many Estonian artists has started and where the artistic life has been constantly boiling, we found that Estonian art could be the one that welcomes visitors in the waiting hall,” said Kadriann Raud, marketing and communication specialist of T grupp OÜ.

    Read more from the news portal ERR! (The article is in Estonian.)

    Villu Järmut & Enn KärmasThe exhibition of consumer graphics by Villu Järmut and Enn Kärmas at Tartu Art House
    is one of the images that can be seen in the reproduction at Tartu Bus Station.
    Photo by: Tartu Bus Station

  • CULTURE: Big jubilee party at four bus stations

     

    THE JUBILEE PARTY IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!

    T grupp OÜ invites everyone to a big jubilee party on 15.07.2022, starting at 15.00! The jubilee party will occur simultaneously at Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations.

    T grupp OÜ operates Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations, manages the Tpilet.ee ticket sales and organises the Cargobus parcel delivery service. At the T grupp OÜ big jubilee party, we are celebrating Cargobus’ 30th year of operation and we would like to introduce our other brands and services more closely.

    NB! Live broadcasts of the jubilee party from all bus stations will be streamed via Delfi TV.

     

    CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JUBILEE PARTIES

    bit.ly/JUUBELIPIDU-TALLINNA-BUSSIJAAMAS

    bit.ly/JUUBELIPIDU-TARTU-BUSSIJAAMAS

    bit.ly/JUUBELIPIDU-RAKVERE-BUSSIJAAMAS

    bit.ly/JUUBELIPIDU-JÕHVI-BUSSIJAAMAS

     

    TALLINN BUS STATION JUBILEE PARTY PROGRAM

    Host → Tanja Mihhailova-Saar.
    Musical performances – Anne Veski, Tanja Mihhailova-Saar and DJ Margus Kaukes.
    Speakers → deputy mayor Andrei Novikov, owner Hugo Osula, Tõnu Piibur introduces retro buses and video greetings from our cooperation partners.
    Retro buses → FREE rides all day long. Find out more about the buses HERE!
    Lottery wheel → every spin wins! Awards by: Bussijaam, Cargobus, Tpilet, bus companies, Estonian Art Museum, Vene Teater, National Library of Estonia, Hoiuraamatukogu, ISIC, Jewe Center, Tradehouse and others.
    Food street → food trucks and cocktail bar.
    Live broadcast → to other bus stations via Delfi TV.

     

    TARTU BUS STATION JUBILEE PARTY PROGRAM

    Host → Kaarel Targo.
    Musical performance → Synne Valtri.
    Speaker → deputy mayor Priit Humal.
    Live broadcast → to other bus stations via Delfi TV.

     

    RAKVERE BUS STATION JUBILEE PARTY PROGRAM

    Host → Kaidu Tiirik.
    Musical performance → Kõrsikud.
    Speaker → deputy mayor Laur Kaljuvee.
    Birthday cake → FREE cake and drink for guests.
    Live broadcast → to other bus stations via Delfi TV.

     

    JÕHVI BUS STATION JUBILEE PARTY PROGRAM

    Host → Ronaldo Sildnik.
    Musical performance → Alika Milova bänd.
    Speaker → mayor Maris Toomel.
    Birthday cake → FREE cake and drink for guests.
    In addition → local surprises and lotteries.
    Live broadcast → to other bus stations via Delfi TV.

  • TRAVEL INFO: New service fees for bus tickets

    From 01.07.2022 new service fees will apply to bus tickets.

    From now on 55 cents service fee will be added to tickets purchased from Tpilet. In our bus stations and Cargobus ticket offices 25 cents service fee will be added.

    1 euro service fee will be still added to 0 € price tickets purchased from Tpilet. As an exception, service fee will be applied when buying senior 63+ and 7 to 19 y.o (incl.) passenger 0 € priced tickets from ticket offices to line 347 (Tartu-Pärnu).

    New rules for ticket sales can be found HERE.

  • TRAVEL INFO: Tartu Bus Station reconstruction

    At Tartu Bus Station, a two-month-long reconstruction will begin next Monday, on 16.05.2022 which will temporarily close the waiting area. Both ticket sales and Cargobus’ parcel delivery and courier service will move to temporary heated containers.

    Sven Saar, Real Estate Development Manager of Estiko Group, explained that the reconstruction works concern both the interior and exterior of the bus station. “The current ticket sales boxes will be demolished, which means that there will be more space for passengers in the waiting area,” Saar explained.

    In addition, the existing Cargobus service counter will be built larger and will move closer to the waiting area. “This could be a more convenient service for everyone because Cargobus’ premises are very small at the moment. But then there is the possibility to give packages and sell tickets from the same place,” Saar explained.

    As the waiting area is closed during the construction works, both ticket sales and Cargobus parcel delivery will take place from the temporary heated containers, which will remain on the side of the open market. However, access to the R-Kiosk and Caffeine cafe will remain open during the renovation. Buses leave from the usual platforms during the construction work.

    Tartu Bus Station heated containers location

    According to Sven Saar, all the necessary work will be done as soon as possible. “We desire to disrupt passengers’ lives as little as possible, which is why we do fieldwork in smaller stages, for example. All fences will be arranged so that it is possible to move on the sidewalks,” Saar explained.

    The construction project prepared by Rovin OÜ also envisaged the reconstruction of the facade adjacent to Soola Street, but according to Saare, it is currently being postponed. “We decided to reduce the construction volume of the fieldwork and focus primarily on the well-being of the bus station visitor,” said Saar.

    According to Airika Aruksaar, CEO of the Bus Station operator T grupp OÜ, Tartu will take the title of European Capital of Culture in 2024, and deserves a cultural and beautiful city gate to receive visitors.

    “We have brought cultural events to passengers at the bus stations operated by T grupp OÜ for the last few years: we show various pop-up exhibitions in cooperation with the Estonian Art Museum, we opened travel libraries in Tallinn, Rakvere, Jõhvi and soon Tartu and Haapsalu, we offer various experiences in cooperation with PÖFF, Fotografiska and Jazzkaar. After the renovation, we will achieve such a spatial environment at the bus station of Emajõelinn, which will also allow Tartu to be involved in our «Culture walks at the bus station» projects,” said Aruksaar.

    The reconstruction project of the bus station was prepared by Rovin OÜ, the construction works are performed by SVG projekt OÜ.

    Read more on the news portal Tartu Postimees! (The article is in Estonian.)

  • CULTURE: In the Year of Libraries, travel libraries will be opened at five Estonian bus stations

    Today, 11.05.2022 at 12:00, travel libraries will be opened at Tallinn Bus Station. For the theme year, bookshelves will be initially opened at Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations, from where passengers can take their favourite literature for a bus ride to read. Travel libraries will be supplied by the Estonian Repository Library.

    “This year’s library theme year is well suited to shift the concept and boundaries of libraries. Libraries are an important and immediate network with great opportunities,” said Minister of Culture Tiit Terik. “On the way, we tend to forget that instead of rushing, we can take time for ourselves, put our phone or computer away and relax while reading a book. Therefore, I encourage everyone to use the opportunities of travel libraries and spend the bus ride in the company of a good book,” added Terik.

    In connection with the Year of Libraries, travel libraries will be opened at Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations. Passengers can take books from bookshelves with them for free. Books do not have to be returned, but they can be left on the bookshelf of another bus station if it is there.

    Travel libraries will be provided by the Estonian Repository Library, which stores literature worth reading from other Estonian libraries, institutions and private persons.

    “Tallinn, Tartu, Rakvere and Jõhvi bus stations are one of the largest in Estonia. From about three to four million passengers pass through these bus stations every year,” said Hugo Osula, owner of T grupp OÜ. “So it is great to be able to bring reading to so many people together and make travelling even more enjoyable. I can already say, under the veil of secrecy, that the bookshelf will soon also reach passengers of Haapsalu,” Osula added.

    Bookshelves with a similar solution have previously been opened at Tallinn Airport, Valga Railway Station, Tori Bus Station, Are Bus Station and Pärnu Bus Station.

    The Year of Libraries was launched by the Ministry of Culture and is run by the Estonian National Library in cooperation with 870 libraries.

    Read more about the Year of Libraries from their website raamatukogudeaasta.ee!

  • CULTURE: Jazzkaar at Tallinn Bus Station

    Today, on 29.04.2022 at 16.00, a musical surprise from Jazzkaar awaits everyone on the waiting platforms at Tallinn Bus Station.

    Jazzkaar at Tallinn Bus Station

  • CURRENT: Ukrainian war refugees spending the night at Tallinn Bus Station are getting help

    The war in Ukraine has brought us many refugees who need a lot of help and support. However, Tallinn Bus Station is a place for Ukrainians in need from both Russia and the Baltics, most of the refugees are in transit, but there are also those who came to Estonia for a longer period. Temporary accommodation for war refugees in transit has not been arranged and they are forced to spend the night at the bus station.

    According to Airika Aruksaar, CEO of Tallinn Bus Station, the problem of accommodating refugees started to worsen when free bus lines were taken away, which took refugees from the Polish border directly to collection points.

    “Many refugees are not able to sleep on the floor of the bus station due to their age, and tonight the PPA was very active in transporting people to the accommodation facilities,” said Aruksaar.

    According to Indrek Aru, the head of the Internal Security Group at the Joint Staff of the Northern Region, mostly people have arrived from Russia who wants to pass through Estonia. “In most cases, they travel by bus and to Tallinn on their own to take the next bus and return to Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic or Ukraine, for example. In addition, there are people who want to travel by boat to Finland or Sweden. We have noticed that they need more support from the state, which is why we opened an information point at Tallinn Bus Station in cooperation with the Social Insurance Board, ”said Aru.

    According to Kert Valdaru, the head of the Social Protection of the Social Insurance Board, transport to the collection points of the respective city will be arranged in the morning for refugees who have arrived in Estonia at night. Today, 10 extra beds were brought to Tallinn Bus Station, creating an opportunity for refugees to spend the night in better conditions.

    In addition, Tallinn Bus Station, in cooperation with volunteers, has organized a place for food and drink, free toilets and the possibility to purchase bus tickets for refugees in transit, who are spending the night at the bus station, when the ticket offices, kiosks and café are closed.

    Read more from the news portal Delfi! (The article and video are in Estonian.)

  • CURRENT: Ukrainians arriving on night buses from Russia risk losing access to help

    The information is available at border crossings, but refugees arriving at Tallinn Bus Station late at night are at a loss, with some having burned through their savings. Volunteers have taken it upon themselves to inform people and help them buy food and drink after the day is done.

    Even though organized efforts to transport refugees to Estonia on buses have ended, the Tallinn Bus Station is seeing new refugees in transit and those aiming to stay in Estonia every day.

    More refugees than previously are arriving from Russia, also on night coaches, by which time information desks and kiosks selling water and essentials are closed. People arriving at night have nowhere to go for information or to make necessary purchases.

    Volunteers who found information about the refugees’ need for help on social media have helped the refugees get food and water from nearby 24-hour shops, buy tickets and find a place to stay. However, some refugees spend the night waiting for the next bus at the bus station.

    “We also know that people are told that refugee centres are in Tartu and Pärnu when they reach the border. What they don’t know is that Pärnu is just 30 minutes from the Ikla border crossing and miss their stop. It is absurd that the Tallinn Bus Station, as a logistical hub, has no information on ways of travelling abroad or inside Estonia,” Airika Aruksaar, CEO of T grupp OÜ, said.

    According to Aruksaar, the company has offered to create an information kiosk at the bus station, but government agencies have not responded.

    “In a situation where these people arrive in Tallinn and suddenly discover that they do need help, we should probably go over these border procedures. Should this become a recurring and massive issue, we will take another look at it next week, working with local governments,” Mari Tikerpuu, head of the Social Insurance Board’s emergency social protection group, said.

    Read more from the news portal ERR!

  • CULTURE: The Estonian Art Museum brought Virumaa-themed works to the windows of Rakvere Bus Station

    From 19.03.2022, the reproductions of Virumaa-themed paintings with captivating background stories on the windows of the waiting area will bring the joy of recognition to the visitors of Rakvere Bus Station. The pop-up exhibition is part of the cooperation between the Estonian Art Museum and the Bus Station.

    All the works in the repro exhibition are closely related to the history and significant places of Rakvere or Virumaa. For example works by Ado Vabbel from Tapa and Olga von der Pahlen from Palmse Manor, as well as many other interesting works.

    “Rakvere Bus Station, which also received an architecture award years ago, is a building with a large glass surface. The bus station is visited by up to about 1500 people a day, who are from Virumaa or who come here to go to the theatre and museums. In order to enliven such an environment, we gave the Art Museum a free hand to illustrate it creatively. We believe that the exhibition will take the breath of the people of Virumaa and we thank the Estonian Art Museum, which has created a sufficiently airy and meaningful exhibition considering the needs of space and people,” commented Kadriann Raud, Marketing Manager of Tallinn Bus Station, on the role of the project for Rakvere.

    Piret Järvan, the head of the marketing and service department of the Estonian Art Museum, hopes that the exhibition will broaden the knowledge of the people of Rakvere about art and connect it with the history of their homeland. “The Estonian Art Museum is very pleased to surprise people at Rakvere Bus Station by offering them entertainment and moments of reflection, and perhaps also new knowledge about works of art that are related to Virumaa in one way or another. From a distance, the symbols of Virumaa are castles, theatres and market square. Paul Raud has portrayed three writers in the painting “Viru vanne” who swear an oath to dedicate themselves to Estonian culture and education on Rakvere Vallimäe. Who were they? If you don’t remember right away, you will definitely get an answer at the Bus Station,” noted Järvan.

    The aim of the cooperation between Tallinn Bus Station, which manages the Estonian Art Museum and Rakvere Bus Station, is to offer passengers a little culture while waiting for a bus.

    Read more from the news portal Postimees! (The article is in Estonian.)

    Kristjan Raud "Viru vanne"
    Kristjan Raud “Viru vanne” is one of the repro photos, that can be seen at the Rakvere Bus Station.
    Author: Estonian Art Museum

  • TRAVEL INFO: International buses may be delayed

    ATTENTION!

    International buses may be delayed due to queues at border crossing points.

    Please take this into consideration when planning your trips!

  • CHARITY: Together we do good – NULA

    NULA is Estonia’s only incubator for social initiatives.

    NULA incubator is born to help smartly solve social problems, to provide answers and solutions to the question “What is wrong with the picture?”

    If you have an idea for a solution to a critical societal problem – NULA gives you the necessary knowledge and advice from expert mentors on how to grow a viable solution from an idea.

    The three best solutions can obtain a start-up capital of up to 25 000 euros issued by the National Foundation of Civil Society.

    T grupp OÜ also contributed to this powerful initiative. On the screens of the bus stations we manage (in Tallinn, Tartu and Rakvere) and Cargobus terminals, NULA video clips and calls will start running this month for all people with ambitious solutions to let their ideas go and contribute to improving life in Estonia.

    Challenges and news about the initiative will also appear on the social media of Tallinn Bus Station, Tpilet and Cargobus.

    Take the bull by the horns and send your idea between 01.03.2022–01.04.2022 to NULA HERE! (The link is in Estonian.)

  • VISION: Tallinn Bus Station will have a modern electric transport connection

    Tallinn Bus Station plans to become the capital’s green transport gateway to move along with the whole world towards electric mobility. Modern electric transport infrastructure will be developed in the near future. Tallinn Bus Station also wishes to offer the possibility to use electric transport for long-distance routes.

    “We see that it should be possible to arrive here and move on with electric buses and cars. In the future, we are also familiarising ourselves with hydrogen technologies, because as the infrastructure we must support such technical development,” said Airika Aruksaar, CEO of T grupp OÜ.

    The detailed plan, which has already been started, is not only an electrical infrastructure but also a seven-storey building servicing a bus station. A parking garage for 228 vehicles will also be built and bus platforms will be added.

    “Usually, detailed plans of this size take about 7 years to build, we have already taken almost a year. We hope that we will be treated a little more favourably, because it is still a very important location for the city, and we can see that there is no better place for the bus station today at all,” added Airika Aruksaar.

    Read and listen more on the news portal Pealinn! (The article is in Estonian.)

  • VISION: Our new business name is T grupp OÜ

    We would like to inform you that on 16.02.2022 the business name of Cargobus OÜ changed. The new business name is T grupp OÜ.

    Since 01.07.2020, Cargobus OÜ has gradually combined and developed various mobility services:


    The integrated management of these services creates synergy to ensure a high-quality, secure, virtual and physical infrastructure for all providers and users of mobility services.

    The change of the business name helps to bring together our different brands more clearly and to express our development as a company.

    The change of the company’s business name does not affect other data. E-mail and website addresses, telephone numbers, registry code, address, bank accounts, etc. remain the same.

  • TRAVEL INFO: Renovation works of Tallinn Bus Station toilets

    From 18.10.2021 to 25.10.2021, repair work will take place in the toilets of Tallinn Bus Station. Toilets cannot be used during this time. Temporary outdoor toilets and a handwashing station are located on the waiting platforms of Tallinn Bus Station.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    Renovation works of Tallinn Bus Station toilets

  • TRAVEL INFO: Departures from Tallinn Bus Station are disturbed

    This morning, 15.10.2021, at around 10:50 a false bomb threat was made to Tallinn Bus Station. Bus departures were disrupted until 11:30.

    The situation has now been resolved and the police are working with the person who made the threat and finding out more detailed circumstances.

    We apologize to all the passengers who were at Tallinn Bus Station at that time and we hope that everyone arrived nicely on their buses.

  • TRAVEL INFO: Reduced working hours of the helpline

    The helpline 12250 operates exceptionally on 06.08.2021 from 08:00 to 16:30 and on 07.08.2021 the helpline is closed.

    Contact us by e-mail at info@bussijaam.ee and we will answer as soon as possible.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

  • CULTURE: Landscape paintings on the windows of Tallinn Bus Station

    Starting 05.07.2021, the windows of Tallinn Bus Station will be decorated with landscape paintings from the expositions of the Estonian Art Museum.

    On the viewing windows of the waiting room of Tallinn Bus Station, you can see paintings of Estonian landscapes from permanent exhibitions of the Estonian Art Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum, Mikkeli Museum, Niguliste Museum and Adamson-Eric Museum.

    Most of the pieces of art are in their original sizes and placed on the windows as repro stickers. The sun-side windows of the waiting hall open the possibility of seeing the works in a new light.

    “The Estonian Art Museum is organizing its second exhibition at our place, which we are hoping to use to make our waiting hall cosier for visitors. We hope that the landscapes that will decorate our windows will inspire visitors to such an extent that the art corner set up with the necessary tools will be used frequently” said Tallinn Bus Station marketing and communication specialist Kadriann Raud, adding that the aim is also to use art to create a dialogue with passengers.

    Piret Järvan, the marketing specialist of the Estonian Art Museum, describes the collaboration, that will continue after the first exhibition of landscape painting inspired by Christian Ackermann’s work: “At the end of last year, Tallinn Bus Station made an interesting proposal to the Estonian Art Museum for cooperation. At the beginning of the year waiting hall windows of Tallinn Bus Station were decorated with the art of Ackermann. This Summer it is replaced with landscape paintings. On longer and shorter bus rides, passengers can still admire beautiful landscapes, which have inspired many artists. We hope that with the exhibition at the bus station, visitors will be pleasantly surprised, and the original paintings will be viewed at the five branches of the Estonian Art Museum.”

    Read more from the news portal ERR!

  • CULTURE: 50th anniversary of the Tallinn-Tartu bus line

    On July 1, 2021, 50 years passed since the launch of one of the most legendary Tallinn-Tartu express lines No. 724 in Estonia. To celebrate this, Tallinn Bus Station brought out the historic Ikarus 255 bus and the schedule of the very first working day to highlight the contrast of half a hundred years.

    Read more HERE!

    Ikarus 250
    The first Ikarus 250 by number in Ülemiste Park with bus driver Voldemar Piigli. It was one of the ten buses that arrived in Estonia in June 1971 and from which a separate brigade was created to serve the new Tartu express line 724.
    Photo by: bus driver Endel Pööbel

    Ikarus 255
    Re-production – completely restored Ikarus 255 in Tallinn Bus Station with bus driver Alar Kattai.
    Photo by: Sergei Zjuganov

    1971 Timetable
    Historical schedule of Tallinn Bus Park on July 1, 1971.

  • VISION: Tallinn Bus Station gets a new look

    The owners of Tallinn Bus Station are planning to redesign the terminal for electric buses and want to build a seven-storey building housing a car park and commercial premises.

    Read more from the news portal ERR!

    A design for the new Tallinn Bus Station
    A design for the new bus station.
    Source: HG Arhitektuur

  • TRAVEL INFO: Tartu Bus Station road repair

    From 06.05.2021, repair works will be started on Soola Street at the request of the Tartu City Government. Therefore, some platforms will be closed at Tartu Bus Station and redirected to other platforms. According to the original plan, the repair works will last until 19.05.2021.

    Please follow the signs and guidelines posted by Tartu Bus Station for platform changes and, if necessary, contact Cargobus cashier to specify your bus departure platform.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Read more on the Tartu city website tartu.ee!

    Tartu Bus Station road repair

  • TRAVEL INFO: Changes in Tallinn Bus Station opening hours

    Due to new and stricter COVID-19 restrictions in the Republic of Estonia, the opening hours of Tallinn Bus Station will also change from 12.03.2021.

    Open during COVID-19 restrictions (12.03.2021–27.06.2021):
    Mon–Fri 07:00–23:00

    Ticket sales during COVID-19 restrictions (12.03.2021–01.05.2021):
    Mon–Fri 08:00–18:00 bus tickets can be purchased from the ticket office.
    Mon–Fri 18:00–20:00 bus tickets can be purchased from Cargobus Tallinn terminal.
    Sat 08:00–16:00 bus tickets can be purchased from Cargobus Tallinn terminal.
    Sun 10:00–16:00 bus tickets can be purchased from Cargobus Tallinn terminal.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

    Please wear a mask indoors at Tallinn Bus Station and keep a moderate distance from other passengers!

  • CULTURE: Christian Ackermann’s exhibition at Tallinn Bus Station

    From 02.02.2021, you can see X-ray photographs of the statues created by Christian Ackermann from the exposition of the Niguliste Museum in the waiting hall of the Tallinn bus station.

    “The format of the pop-up exhibition allows a wider circle of people to get acquainted with Ackermann’s work.” Piret Järvan, the head of the marketing and sales department of the Estonian Art Museum, was pleased with the proposal from the Tallinn bus station. According to Järvan, the statues created by Ackermann from the churches of Northern Estonia also surprise those who are not interested in church art.

    “With a high probability, these statues may no longer be seen together in this century as they migrate back to their home churches. The exhibition at the bus station features X-ray photographs of the statues, which were completed as part of a large-scale research project. I believe that this kind of exhibition at the bus station may arouse interest in visiting the Niguliste Museum.” says Järvan.

    In 2017, the Estonian Art Museum, the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church signed a cooperation agreement aimed at interdisciplinary research of Ackermann’s work and bringing his sculptural art back into the art field. As a result of the cooperation, you can see a close-up of nearly 60 sculptures created for the Estonian church at the Niguliste Museum exhibition.

    The pop-up exhibition at Tallinn Bus Station is open until this May.

    Read more from the Art Museum of Estonia website kunstimuuseum.ekm.ee!

  • CULTURE: EKA architecture students’ future visions of Tallinn Bus Station

    Tallinn Bus Station dreams of renewal and in the autumn 2019, we asked students of the Estonian Academy of Arts a question – how do they see the bus station of the future?

    As a result of the study assignment, the EKA student exhibition “T4 – Tallinn Timber Tower Terminal” will be available at Tallinn Bus Station this autumn, which will showcase eight designs for the future bus station. Guests at the bus station were able to vote for their favourite. On October 16 the people’s favourite, the GRADIENT project by Mia Martina Peil and Anna Smetanina was announced.

    In the process of creating the designs, students had to rely on environmentally friendly building materials, transport traffic and people’s privacy and comfort in a dense urban space.

    “In today’s light, it is too early to talk about the redevelopment of the bus station, but the projects will certainly become input in the preparation of the initial task of the architectural competition of Tallinn Bus Station. It is great that the public has also been able to express their opinion on the future bus station within three weeks, we are looking forward to seeing which solution of the eight designs will be the favourite,” Airika Aruksaar, CEO of Tallinn Bus Station, comments on the EKA exhibition.

    Read more from the website of EKA!

  • CURRENT: One of Bolt’s most popular destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic was Tallinn Bus Station

    Bolt compiled a list of the eight most popular destinations during the Coronavirus pandemic (23.03.2020–29.03.2020).

    As a big surprise to everyone, Tallinn Bus Station turned out to be in second place even during the Coronavirus pandemic, when many intercity lines were closed and the number of bus passengers had dropped a lot.

    Due to the high demand for taxi service to the bus station, Bolt established Estonia’s first official stopping point in front of the main door of Tallinn Bus Station.