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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Riga by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Riga (RIX) TXL - RIX

$43 - $134

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Riga (RIX) SXF - RIX

$29 - $118

4 alternative options

Bus  •  23h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$57 - $124

Bus via Bauska  •  23h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Bauska 846606 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kundziņkrogs to Riga 7480

$59 - $128

Night train, train  •  26h 8m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  3. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  4. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 817 / ...

Drive  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Riga 664.7 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Riga. However, there are services departing from Berlin Ostbahnhof and arriving at Riga via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 8m.

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The distance between Berlin and Riga is 843 km. The road distance is 1063.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 23h 14m and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Berlin to Riga, including transfers.

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Berlin to Riga train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 23h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Riga is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 7:42 AM in Berlin and 8:42 AM in Riga.

Map of how to get from Berlin to Riga.
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  • Distance: 526.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic flies from Berlin to Riga twice daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Berlin to Riga twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 21h 45m. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Bauska
Ave. Duration
20h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Riga
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Kundziņkrogs to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
1188.lv

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Berlin to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Riga is 1063 km. It takes approximately 13h 12m to drive from Berlin to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1165+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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