There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Riga by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Riga (RIX) CGN - RIX

$61 - $268

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Riga (RIX) DUS - RIX

$102 - $201

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Riga (RIX) FRA - RIX

$109 - $205

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Riga (RIX) BRU - RIX

$132 - $339

Train, bus via S Westkreuz  •  27 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 846008 / ...

$164 - $275

Train, bus  •  30 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hannover to Rīga 847406

$132 - $228

Bus Eurolines DE  •  31 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Riga

$112 - $155

Train  •  33 h 46 min

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

$202 - $290

Bus Kaliningrad Avtovokzal  •  42 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln/Bonn Airport to Kaliningrad
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Sovetsk
  3. Take the bus from Sovetsk to Olaine

$83 - $129

Train, drive  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Lüneburg Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Lüneburg to Riga

$236 - $398

Drive  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Riga 1000.1 miles

$210 - $310

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Riga. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Riga via Kaunas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Riga. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Riga via Berlin Hbf (tief), Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Riga is 1302 km. The road distance is 1600.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Cologne to Riga, including transfers.

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Cologne to Riga bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne Hbf station.

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Cologne to Riga train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 33 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Riga.
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  • Distance: 813.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

Ryanair, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Riga 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Riga via Kaunas in around 31 h 30 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Brussels to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Riga via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Riga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
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
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
16 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
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 Hannover to Rīga
Ave. Duration
27 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
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
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
eurolines.de
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Köln/Bonn Airport to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
29 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Sovetsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Sovetsk to Olaine
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Cologne. It is currently 11:41 PM in Cologne and 12:41 AM in Riga.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Riga is 1600 km. It takes approximately 17 h 50 min to drive from Cologne to Riga.

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Lufthansa, Eurowings, Air Baltic and Ryanair offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt 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 Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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