How to get here?
You can comfortably get from Tallinn to Viljandi by train six times a day, seven days a week. The journey starts at Balti station, meanders through picturesque Estonia and gets to Viljandi in a bit more than two hours. There are extra trains in the schedule during the festival, to make sure that everyone gets to Viljandi and back home.
The train station is located in Kantreküla, Viljandi. Traditional Music Center is 20 minutes from there on foot. If you’re coming by bike then you can comfortably store it in train and get from the train station to the festival in ten minutes. There are also buses from train station, by the way, bus ride is free in Viljandi. Taxis are also usually waiting at the train station to get you to the festival in just five minutes. The average taxi fare in Viljandi is 3 € – 5 €.
Train schedules are available HERE.
Buses operate on Viljandi-Tallinn route from 6:00 to 19:00. There’s approximately one bus per hour and the average fare is 7 € – 10 €. Buses operate on Viljandi-Tartu route from 6:25 to 20:25. There’s approximately one bus per hour and the average fare is 5 €. Buses operate on Viljandi-Pärnu route from 6:55 to 18:40. There’s approximately one bus per hour and the average fare is 5 €. Bus companies add extra buses to the main routes during the festival, to make sure that everyone gets to the festival and back home.
The bus station is located in the center of Viljandi and just 10 minutes from Traditional Music Center on foot. Inner city buses run regularly from early morning to late night. The bus ride in Viljandi city and Viljandi County is free of charge!
Leave your car at home :) the streets of Viljandi are narrow and parking spaces are limited so we advise you to leave your car at home. You can get to Viljandi very easily on a train or bus and there are local buses here which go round Viljandi. If you have to take your car, then it’s worth keeping in mind that parking in Viljandi is free and the chances of finding a parking space are higher further away from the festival area.
Getting around the city is easiest on foot, with everything within 15 minutes walking distance, but buses also run regularly. You can leave your bicycle in the bicycle parking lot which is located on Vabaduse Square. The parking lot is under surveillance during the opening hours of the Perimetre.
If you happen to get lost and wander too far, here are some taxi numbers (add +372): 1200 / 1700 / 15444 / 1300 / 1242 / 433 3833. The normal fee for a taxi is around 3 – 5 € (and with 5 you should get pretty much anywhere in Viljandi). When faced with questions, be sure to ask any of our helpful volunteers for help or call Viljandi Tourist Information Centre at (+372) 43 30 442.