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There are 8 ways to get from Kiel to Riga by shuttle, plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Shuttle to Hamburg, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Riga (RIX) HAM - RIX

$75 - $220

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Train, train to Bremen, fly  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Riga (RIX) BRE - RIX

$68 - $290

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Hamburg Hbf  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga

$117 - $216

Train, bus  •  26 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$136 - $236

Bus via Kaliningrad  •  27 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Kaliningrad 1151402
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Rīga 820901/820902 / ...

$70 - $118

Bus  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$76 - $155

Train, night train  •  33 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  4. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  5. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  6. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$158 - $228

Drive  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Riga 881.1 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Riga is to shuttle and fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Riga is to shuttle and fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Riga. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Rīga via Kaliningrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Riga. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Riga via Hamburg Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Riga is 922 km. The road distance is 1409.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 20 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Kiel to Riga, including transfers.

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Kiel to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Kiel station.

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Kiel to Riga train services, operated by HVV, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Riga.
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  • Distance: 576.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Kiel to Riga via Kaliningrad in around 27 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Bremen to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bremen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
17 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kiel to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaliningrad to Rīga
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Kiel. It is currently 2:59 PM in Kiel and 3:59 PM in Riga.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Riga is 1410 km. It takes approximately 16 h 13 min to drive from Kiel to Riga.

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Eurowings, Scandinavian Airlines, Air Baltic and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1084+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Hamburg Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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