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There are 5 ways to get from Viljandi to Riga by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Ecolines  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 145 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Rīga 800706 / ...

$13 - $53

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Bus, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam 179 / ...
  2. Take the train from Valga to Riga 865 / ...

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus 1188 Latvia  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Abja-Paluoja to Valga bussijaam 293 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valka to Teika Riga 7600

$14 - $20

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Viljandi to Riga 139.4 miles

$24 - $40

Bus, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX) TLL - RIX

$38 - $122

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The cheapest way to get from Viljandi to Riga is to bus and train which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Viljandi to Riga is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Viljandi to Riga. However, there are services departing from Viljandi bussijaam and arriving at Rīga via Pärnu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Viljandi and Riga is 181 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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The best way to get from Viljandi to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 11€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Viljandi to Riga, including transfers.

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Viljandi to Riga bus services, operated by Peatus Estonia, depart from Viljandi bussijaam station.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Viljandi to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Rīga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Viljandi to Riga is 223 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Viljandi to Riga.

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  • Distance: 112.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Viljandi, Estonia and Riga, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Viljandi to Riga via Pärnu bussijaam and Pärnu in around 4 h 53 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Bus operators
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Sarbuss AS
Website
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Arilix OÜ
Website
vaikebussid.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
vaikebussid.ee
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Pärnu Bus to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Vahesaar OÜ
Website
mkg.ee
Bus from Abja-Paluoja to Valga bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mkg.ee
Sirel Reisid OÜ
Website
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Abja-Paluoja to Valga bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Valka to Teika Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
1188.lv

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