The Tartu Observatory is located on the Tõravere hill, about 20 km south-west of Tartu in Nõo ParishTartu County
You can come to Tõravere either by bus, car, motorcycle, and bike or on foot!

If you want to use public transportation, we suggest taking an hourly bus from Tartu to Elva, which stops in Tõravere stop on a road, about 15 min walking distance from the main building. Some buses are coming up to the hill as well. The bus trip will take about 30-45 min from Tartu to Tõravere, depending on the bus route.

If you are coming by car, you have to notice a sign "Tõravere, observatoorium" on the Jõhvi-Tartu-Valga road (E264). Coming from Tartu direction, turn to the right, coming from Elva direction turn tothe left, and drive to the main building in the top of the hill. By car, it takes less than 30 min to get from Tartu to Tõravere, depending on the starting point.

You can park your vehicle in the parking place left behind the main building at the entrance of the Visitor Centre.

Welcome to Tartu Observatory!

TO peahoone
Tartu Observatory main building

Entrance of Visitor Centre
and parking place