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

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Riga (RIX) TXL - RIX

$43 - $134

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Riga (RIX) SXF - RIX

$29 - $118

3 alternative options

Bus  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$57 - $124

Night train, train  •  26 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  3. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  4. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$87 - $124

Drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Riga 664.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Riga. However, there are services departing from Berlin Ostbahnhof and arriving at Riga via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 18 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Riga is 843 km. The road distance is 1063.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Berlin to Riga, including transfers.

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Berlin to Riga train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Ostbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 23 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 1:00 AM in Berlin and 2:00 AM in Riga.

Map of how to get from Berlin to Riga.
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  • Distance: 526.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

Air Baltic and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Berlin to Riga 3 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Berlin to Riga twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 21 h 45 min. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Train operators
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
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Riga is 1063 km. It takes approximately 13 h 12 min to drive from Berlin to Riga.

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Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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