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

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Bus Ecolines  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Pärnu 800703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Vabaduse plats 145 / ...

$13 - $50

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Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Valga 866 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valga bussijaam to Männimäe 178 / ...

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus 1188 Latvia  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Valka 7600
  2. Take the bus from Valga bussijaam to Viljandi bussijaam 179 / ...

$12 - $16

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Viljandi 140.4 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$41 - $124

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Viljandi. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Vabaduse plats via Pärnu bussijaam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Riga and Viljandi is 181 km. The road distance is 224.7 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Viljandi without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Riga to Viljandi, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Riga to Viljandi bus services, operated by Peatus Estonia, arrive at Vabaduse plats station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Viljandi is 225 km. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Riga to Viljandi.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Viljandi. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Viljandi.
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  • Distance: 112.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a bus from Riga to Viljandi via Pärnu and Pärnu bussijaam in around 4 h 34 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Pärnu Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Vabaduse plats
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Viljandi bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Vabaduse plats
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Vabaduse plats
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Bus from Valga bussijaam to Männimäe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Bus from Valga bussijaam to Viljandi bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Viljandi bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
taisto.ee
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Valka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
1188.lv

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