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There are 6 ways to get from Hamburg to Riga by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Riga (RIX) HAM - RIX

$78 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  31 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Kaliningrad
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Sovetsk
  3. Take the bus from Sovetsk to Olaine

$65 - $94

4 alternative options

Train, bus via S Westkreuz  •  24 h 48 min

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

$116 - $208

Train, bus  •  29 h 37 min

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

$108 - $194

Train, night train  •  29 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  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 / ...

$145 - $216

Drive  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Riga 839.1 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Riga is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 31 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Riga is to fly which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Riga. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Riga via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Ostbahnhof, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 15 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Riga is 966 km. The road distance is 1342.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 48 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Hamburg to Riga, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 65€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 31 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 7:50 PM in Hamburg and 8:50 PM in Riga.

Map of how to get from Hamburg to Riga.
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  • Distance: 603.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

Air Baltic, Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Hamburg to Riga 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Riga via HBF/Kirchenallee, Hamburg, Kaliningrad, Sovetsk, Olaine, and Olaine in around 31 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
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
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
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Hamburg to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
18 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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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Hamburg to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Riga is 1343 km. It takes approximately 15 h 23 min to drive from Hamburg to Riga.

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Eurowings, Air Baltic and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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