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Tartu car hire information

Pick-up locationTartu
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations7

Cheap car hire in Tartu

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tartu

  • Tartu boasts numerous iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and you are better off exploring these destinations with Tartu car hire. Tartu has public transport, but it gets crowded and noisy, and you might take a while to reach your destination. Besides, public transport operates on fixed schedules. Using car hire in Tartu takes you across the city and nearby locations quickly and hassle-free. You can drive to Rakvere Castle, Narva Castle, Pärnu Beach, and Soomaa National Park. If you plan an extended stay at Tartu, you won't spend as much on car hire than the cumulative commuter fares.
  • If you are flying into Tartu, you will land at either Tallinn Ulemiste Airport (TLL) or Tartu Airport (TAY). If you arrive at TLL, you will find on-site car hire desks at the Arrivals hall at the Public Transport terminal. Car hire companies operating on-site desks at TLL include NU Car, Avis, Hertz, Right Cars, Budget, Sixt, and Budget. When you land at TYA, beware that there are no car hire companies operating desks on-site. However, Sunnycars, liigu, Europcar, Keddy, and Avis have off-site car hire desks, and will arrange for pick-up at the airport.
  • As a small city in Estonia, finding tiny streets and narrow roads in Tartu are unsurprising. However, driving car hire in Tartu should be manageable, although you should consider certain things that might impact your driving experience. For example, jaywalking is a concern in the city, as pedestrians often overlook crossings regulations. Commuter bus drivers are typically impatient, and sound horns immediately signal shifts. They may stop abruptly in the middle of the road when they sight potential passengers. Drive carefully, especially when approaching or passing them.
  • With so many tiny streets and narrow roads, traffic congestion is unsurprising, especially during peak travel hours. Typically, weekday rush hours start from 07:00 to 09:00, and the evening rush hours begin from 16:00 to 19:00. Tartu experiences heavy traffic because several residents access the city with private vehicles. Besides, one road leads to the city, and it is occasioned by vehicles and motorbikes struggling for position. Plan your route well to avoid traffic delays when driving your car hire in Tartu.
  • Mini car hire in Tartu are around 1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tartu

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tartu?

    The average price of fuel in Tartu is R129,46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 553 and R2 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tartu?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tartu.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tartu?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Tartu?

    A Mini car hire in Tartu costs R736 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Tartu?

    An Economy car hire in Tartu costs R795 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Tartu?

    An Intermediate car hire in Tartu costs R689 per day, on average.

  • What car type is recommended for driving in Tartu?

    Estonia and Tartu are known for their narrow roads and tiny streets. Getting a smaller vehicle is a great idea, as it will help you navigate these tiny streets. Look for the smallest possible vehicle when getting your car hire in Tartu, but ensure that it accommodates your luggage and the people you travel with. Remember that most of the car hire providers in Tartu are manual. If you want to drive an automatic, reserve in advance. Moreover, you will spend less on transportation, as a smaller car is fuel efficient.

  • What is the speed limit in Tartu?

    Observing speed limits when driving your car hire in Tartu saves you from getting into trouble with traffic authorities. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in Tartu is 120 km/h (74 mph) on freeways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on rural roads, and 50 km/h (31 mph) on city roads, especially around built-up areas, such as residential districts, business areas, and school zones. The city has numerous posted speed limits. Be sure to abide by all the speed limits as they are strictly implemented.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tartu?

    The best places to park your car hire in Tartu are in the centre, as it offers several car parks for a fee. The benefits of parking in Central Tartu are its proximity to highways and access to accommodation, eateries, and business centres. Also, it allows you to stay at the hub of the city’s vibrant nightlife. Covered car parks charge differently, and will cost you around €1.5 (about £1.29) per hour. Hotels also offer some of the best car parks, including Hotel Soho, Hotel London by Tartuhotels, and Dorpat. Reside on their property and enjoy free parking.

Tartu car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8,0

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One location in Tartu

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Tartu Airport Meet And Greet

Monday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Wednesday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Friday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Saturday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Avis

4,0

Mediocre

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Tartu Airport

+372 744 0360

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Friday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Saturday00:00 - 02:00
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keddy by Europcar

6,4

Okay

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3 locations in Tartu

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Ringtee 31 (toyota Center)

+372 522 2995

Monday09:00 - 17:0008:00 - 20:0017:30 - 18:00
Tuesday17:30 - 18:0009:00 - 17:0008:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:0017:30 - 18:0009:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:0017:30 - 18:0008:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 17:0017:30 - 18:0008:00 - 20:00
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Tartu Airport - Lennu Street 44

+372 522 2995

Monday09:00 - 17:0008:00 - 20:0017:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:0017:30 - 18:0009:00 - 17:00
Wednesday17:30 - 18:0008:00 - 20:0009:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:0009:00 - 17:0017:30 - 18:00
Friday17:30 - 18:0009:00 - 17:0008:00 - 20:00
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Voru 244

+372 522 2995

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Europcar

5,3

Fair

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Lennu Street 44

+372 522 2995

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Voru 244

+372 522 2995

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Liigu

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3 locations in Tartu

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Lai 11

+44 7818 005232

Monday00:00 - 02:00
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Tartu Airport

+44 7818 005232

Monday00:00 - 02:00
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Tartu Raadi Airport

+44 7818 005232

Monday00:00 - 02:00
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Hertz

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2 locations in Tartu

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Lennu Street 44

+372 506 9065

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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Tartu Bus Station

+372 506 9065

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and easy to use, although white isn't ideal when you're driving through the Estonian countryside...

Cons:

We ended up paying more than what was announced of the booking confirmation because the insurance we purchased through Kayak was allegedly not enough/valid. The car rental itself was already more than announced, and we had to add extra insurance on top. So we went from 109€ to 200€. And they only accept credit cards. I didn't have one and given how disappointed we were already regarding the changes in prices, the person we were dealing with accepted to make an exception and use my Visa. I also found out to my expense (quite literally) that the 400€ deposit transaction wasn't cleared, meaning I have to wait for it to expire to get it back, which takes 2 weeks. The money for the rental went out on top of the deposit, meaning I ended up having 600e coming out of my account (rental + deposit). Bad experience overall. We've rented cars before and never had this kind of issue. So would assume Hertz are just not great to deal with.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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2 locations in Tartu

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Ringtee 31

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TARTU AIRPORT

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Most popular car type

Mini

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