There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Riga by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 53 min

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

$57 - $269

8 alternative options

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 44 min

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

$117 - $223

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

$112 - $209

Train, bus Polski Bus  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Gl. Ec / ...
  3. Take the bus from Poznań to Riga E1

$190 - $283

Bus  •  30 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Panevezis 281 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga

$116 - $159

Train, bus Ecolines  •  30 h 58 min

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

$141 - $244

Bus, shuttle  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln/Bonn Airport to Kaliningrad
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Klaipėda
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Klaipėda to Lidosta Rīga

$104 - $148

Train  •  34 h 5 min

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

Drive  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Riga 1000.1 miles

$210 - $310

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

Ryanair, Eurowings and Air Baltic fly from Cologne to Riga 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Riga via Kaunas, Panevezis, and Panevėžys in around 30 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Riga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Poznan Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
17 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Latvian Railways (PV)
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
eurolines.de
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezis
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezys
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Rīga
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Hannover to Rīga
Ave. Duration
27 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Köln/Bonn Airport to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
20 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Klaipėda
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Keleiviu Vezimas
Phone
+370 686 94403
Website
keleiviu.lt
Shuttle from Klaipėda to Lidosta Rīga
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
keleiviu.lt

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cologne to Riga?

The distance between Cologne and Riga is 1302 km. The road distance is 1600 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Riga?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Riga is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Riga?

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 45€ - 220€.

Is there a direct train between Cologne and Riga?

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Riga. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Berlin Hbf (tief), Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cologne and Riga?

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Riga. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Rīga via Kaunas and Panevėžys. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Riga?

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