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

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Fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Riga (RIX) CPH - RIX

$52 - $293

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Train, carferry  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg X2000 / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Riga M/S Isabelle

$189 - $408

Bus  •  31 h 25 min

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

$81 - $163

Bus Sindbad  •  34 h

  1. Take the bus from Malmö to Gdynia
  2. Take the bus from Gdynia to Kaliningrad
  3. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Rīga

$70 - $99

Train  •  42 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to København H 029
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Orscha Central En
  5. Take the train from Orscha Central to Novosokolniki D
  6. Take the train from Novosokolniki to Riga Pass D

$218 - $342

Drive, carferry  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Malmö to Stockholm
  2. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Riga M/S Isabelle

$238 - $407

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Malmö to Riga. However, there are services departing from Malmö and arriving at Rīga via Berlin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Malmö station to Riga. However, there are services departing from Malmö Centralstation and arriving at Riga Pass via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), Orscha Central and Novosokolniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 10 min.

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The distance between Malmö and Riga is 701 km.

The best way to get from Malmö to Riga without a car is to train and carferry which takes 23 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Malmö to Riga, including transfers.

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

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Malmö to Riga train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Malmö Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 42 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Malmö to Riga.
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  • Distance: 438 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

Norwegian Air International, Air Baltic and two other airlines fly from Malmö to Riga every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Malmö to Riga via Berlin, Berlin central bus station and Berlin in around 31 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$85 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$85 - $120
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $170
Train from Malmö Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Malmö C to København H
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
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 Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
19 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
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 Malmö to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 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 Gdynia to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
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
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
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$216
Vehicle
$222
Cabin
$273

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Malmö. It is currently 11:37 PM in Malmö and 12:37 AM in Riga.

Malmö to Riga train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Baltic and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1110+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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