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<map lat='58.37021728564513' lng='26.721153259277344' zoom='12' view='0' float='right'/> Tartu is a city in Estonia.

It is the second biggest town of Estonia, with a population of about 100,000. Everything is in walking distance.

Hitchhiking out

Northwest towards Tallinn E 263 (2)

From behind of the university main building Jakobi street starts, follow it away of the university. Once you get uphill it changes its name to Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi street, keep walking. Once you pass the only traffic lights and a 15-story dorm (only high building in that area) on your left start hitching in the first bus stop, some 50m past the dorm.

Some 3.7 km further down the road it will merge with Tartu ring-road, so that spot there has transit-traffic. But consider walking there only as a emergency option.

West towards Viljandi, Pärnu (92)

Get to the spot with coordinates (58.366,26.675)

Southwest towards Valga/Valka, Riga (3)

Head out if the city centre along Riia street until you reach a huge roundabout (about 3,6km from the city centre). Hitch after the bus stop which is on the opposite side of the roundabout. Can be also reached by bus 1 which runs along Riia street and stops after the roundabout in that bus-stop where you are supposed to hitch.

Another option is to take the free bus, line 69, from it's station next to the Tartu Kaubamaja (a mall). The bus will take you all the way to the roundabout that connects between routes 2 and 3 and you can find bus stations in both ways. Pay attention that the bus will take you a bit further to a big shopping center and you'll need to walk a few hundred meters to get back to the road.