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There are 8 ways to get from Copenhagen to Latvia by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Riga  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Riga (RIX) CPH - RIX

$52 - $210

7 alternative options

Fly to Liepaya  •  7h 13m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Liepaya (LPX) CPH - LPX

$88 - $301

Fly to Palanga, bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Palanga (PLQ) CPH - PLQ
  2. Take the bus from Palanga to Liepāja

Train, car ferry, bus  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the train from København H to Karlshamn station
  2. Take the car ferry from Karlshamn to Klaipeda
  3. Take the bus from Klaipeda Bus Station to Riga Central Bus Station

$168 - $364

Train, car ferry  •  24h 28m

  1. Take the train from København H to Lund Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
  3. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Riga

$151 - $320

Bus  •  29h

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin central bus station N1376 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga 847406 / ...

$87 - $129

Train  •  32h 37m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg-Altona Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Brest C Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
  6. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Riga Pass

$195 - $376

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 6m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Karlskrona
  2. Take the car ferry from Karlskrona to Gdynia
  3. Drive from Gdynia to Riga

Copenhagen to Latvia by train, subway, bus and car ferry

The journey time between Copenhagen and Latvia is around 23h 50m and covers a distance of around 1074 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 33m. Operated by Öresundståg, Swedish Railways (SJ), Snälltåget and others, the Copenhagen to Latvia service departs from København H and arrives in Riga. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 50m
Fastest journey time:
23h 33m
Journey distance:
1074 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$181
Carbon emissions:
101 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:07
Last service departs at:
10:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Latvia train, subway, bus and car ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Denmark → Latvia
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International entry into Latvia from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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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) and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

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Conditions of entry into Latvia from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Kosovo, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Ukraine with the exception of Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican with the exception of Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Latvia

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Latvia from Denmark.

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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 Latvia is 113, 8303.

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

The social distance requirement in Latvia is 2 metres.

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

No, returning to Denmark from Latvia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Latvia is to bus which costs 500 kr - 850 kr and takes 29h.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Latvia is to fly which costs 320 kr - 1400 kr and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Latvia. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Rīga via Berlin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Latvia. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Riga Pass via Hamburg-Altona, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Centralna, Brest C and Minsk-Passajirskii. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 37m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Latvia is 763 km.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Latvia without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 21h 42m and costs 1000 kr - 2300 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Copenhagen to Latvia, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Latvia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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Copenhagen to Latvia train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Latvia is to fly which takes 4h 52m and costs 320 kr - 1400 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 kr - 850 kr and takes 29h, you could also train, which costs 1200 kr - 2400 kr and takes 32h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Latvia.
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  • Distance: 762.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Latvia?

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Air International and Air Baltic fly from Copenhagen to Riga twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Riga via Berlin central bus station and Berlin in around 29h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Copenhagen to Palanga
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Copenhagen to Liepaya via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $340
Flights from Copenhagen to Palanga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $360
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Karlshamn station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Öresundståg
Train from København H to Lund Centralstation
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Öresundståg
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Snälltåget
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Warszawa Centralna to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $20
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
$7 - $14
1st Class (Coupe)
$11 - $25
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$30 - $50
2nd class
$45 - $65
1st class
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Klaipedos Autobusu Parkas
Phone
(+370 46) 41 15 59
Email
klap@klap.lt
Website
klap.lt
Bus from Palanga to Liepāja
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
klap.lt
Bus from Klaipėda to Rīga
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
klap.lt
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Klaipeda Bus Station to Riga Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
Ollex
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
1188 Latvia
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Karlshamn to Klaipeda
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $170
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining Seat
$20 - $40
2-bed inside cabin
$140 - $170
Bed in a 2 berth inside shared cabin
$85
1-bed sea view cabin
$170
2-bed sea view cabin
$181
Standard Car (extra charge)
$71
Tallink
Stena Line

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Copenhagen to Latvia bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Rīga station.

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Latvia is 1h ahead of Copenhagen. It is currently 3:24 AM in Copenhagen and 4:24 AM in Latvia.

Copenhagen to Latvia train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Air International and Air Baltic offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Riga Airport.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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