There are 8 ways to get from Dover to Riga by train, bus, plane, car train, car or car ferry

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

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Train, bus to London Stansted, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Riga (RIX) STN - RIX

$93 - $276

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Riga (RIX) LGW - RIX

$99 - $311

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Riga (RIX) LTN - RIX

$105 - $300

Train, bus  •  34 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Gesundbrunnen Ice
  4. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga

$271 - $525

Bus  •  42 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Utrecht Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Rīga 848502

$109 - $169

Train  •  45 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est 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 / ...

$308 - $547

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  26 h 28 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  6. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Riga

$518 - $787

Carferry, drive  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Riga

$285 - $414

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Riga. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Rīga via Utrecht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Riga. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Riga via Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Est, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 29 min.

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The distance between Dover and Riga is 1008 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Dover to Riga, including transfers.

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Dover to Riga bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Dover station.

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Dover to Riga train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Riga is to bus which takes 42 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 45 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to Riga.
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  • Distance: 1008.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

What companies run services between Dover, England and Riga, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Dover to Riga via Utrecht and Utrecht in around 42 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dover to Riga via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius(LT), Vilnius, and Daugavpils in around 45 h 29 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Gesundbrunnen
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Utrecht to Rīga
Ave. Duration
34 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
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
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dover to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Riga is 2 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 9:30 AM in Dover and 11:30 AM in Riga.

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

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