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There are 6 ways to get from Gothenburg to Riga by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Gothenburg  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Riga (RIX) GOT - RIX

$72 - $159

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Train to Copenhagen, fly  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Riga (RIX) CPH - RIX

$86 - $336

Train, car ferry  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation MTR Express / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Riga M/S Isabelle

$197 - $381

Train, car ferry, bus  •  24h 3m

  1. Take the train from Lerum station to Stockholm Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Stockholm City station to Nynäshamn station
  3. Take the car ferry from Nynäshamn to Ventspils
  4. Take the bus from Ventspils AO to Riga

Bus  •  35h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N132
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$98 - $190

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 8m

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Stockholm
  2. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Riga M/S Isabelle

$218 - $378

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Riga is to fly which costs 650 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Riga is to fly which costs 650 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Riga. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Rīga via Berlin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 55m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Riga is 733 km.

The best way to get from Gothenburg to Riga without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 21h 42m and costs 1700 kr - 3500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Gothenburg to Riga, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gothenburg station.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Riga is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs 650 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 850 kr - 1800 kr and takes 35h 55m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Riga.
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  • Distance: 457.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic and Finnair fly from Gothenburg to Riga twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Riga via Berlin, Berlin central bus station and Berlin in around 35h 55m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
MTR Express
Website
mtrexpress.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
MTR Express
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $60
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$65 - $90
2nd Class Refundable
$65 - $95
1st Class Refundable
$95 - $140
Blå Tåget
Website
blataget.com
Train from Lerum station to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
blataget.com
Bus operators
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Ventspils AO to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
1188.lv
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gothenburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Riga
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$216
Vehicle
$222
Cabin
$272

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Riga is 1h ahead of Gothenburg. It is currently 3:44 PM in Gothenburg and 4:44 PM in Riga.

Air Baltic and Finnair offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs 65 kr - 80 kr.

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