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Fly from Brussels

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Riga (RIX)

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Bus to Charleroi, fly

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Riga (RIX)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Riga (RIX)

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Riga (RIX)

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Riga (RIX)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
  4. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Riga Bus Station

Train, bus via Warsaw

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
  4. Take the train from Rzepin to Warszawa Zachodnia
  5. Take the bus from Warsaw to Riga Bus Station

Bus via Berlin

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
  2. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Riga Bus Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Augustów
  2. Take the bus from Augustów, Wojska Polskiego, Orlen/Kaufland to Jelgava, station

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Riga
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International entry into Latvia from Belgium

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Latvia from Belgium

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Latvia is currently allowed from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Riga is 113, 8303.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Riga is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Riga is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 113, 8303.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Latvia.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Riga is to bus and fly which costs €28 - €220 and takes 5h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Riga is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs €45 - €180.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Riga station. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Riga Bus Station via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 40m.

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The distance between Brussels and Riga is 1454 km. The road distance is 1836.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 46m and costs €130 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Brussels to Riga, including transfers.

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Brussels to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Riga is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs €45 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus via Berlin, which costs €90 - €120 and takes 31h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Brussels to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Riga Bus Station.

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  • Distance: 1453.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic, LOT and five other airlines fly from Brussels to Riga every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Riga via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] in around 31h 40m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Brussels to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Flights from Charleroi to Riga via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Flights from Eindhoven to Riga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Thalys
Standard
$65 - $90
Comfort
$75 - $100
Premium
$90 - $130
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
Thalys
Standard
$40 - $60
Comfort
$55 - $70
Premium
$55 - $80
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $26
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Rzepin to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$12 - $15
1st Class
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
$12 - $15
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Warsaw to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Augustów, Wojska Polskiego, Orlen/Kaufland to Jelgava, station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Riga is 1h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 1:52 AM in Brussels and 2:52 AM in Riga.

Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Riga is 1837 km. It takes approximately 19h 9m to drive from Brussels to Riga.

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Riga Airport.

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