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

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

Ferry, bus Ecolines  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...

$56 - $89

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus via Ainaži  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Ainaži
  3. Take the bus from Ainaži to Riga

$44 - $52

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn M/S Superstar
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...

$69 - $252

Ferry, train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu
  3. Take the train from Tartu to Valga
  4. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 874 / ...

$61 - $71

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Drive from Tallinn to Riga

Fly Helsinki to Riga, line 1 tram  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Riga (RIX) HEL - RIX
  2. Take the line 1 tram from Slokas iela to Dammes iela

$75 - $182

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to Riga  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX) TLL - RIX

$88 - $320

Fly Helsinki to Tartu, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Tartu (TAY) HEL - TAY
  2. Take the bus from Tartu to Valmiera

$124 - $402

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Latvia?

There is no direct connection from Helsinki to Riga. However, you can take the ferry to Tallinn, take the walk to Reisisadam, take the line 2 bus to Bussijaam, take the walk to Tallinn, then take the bus to Rīga. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Helsinki to Riga via Tallinn, Reisisadam, Bussijaam, and Tallinn in around 7 h 59 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Helsinki to Tartu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
elron.ee
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
1188.lv
Rigas satiksme
Website
saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv
Tram from Slokas iela to Dammes iela
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Tartu to Valmiera
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Tallinn to Ainaži
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Ainaži to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
1188.lv
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$42 - $43
Vehicle
$43 - $44
Cabin
$54
Viking Line
ferry
Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
eckeroline.fi

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Latvia is 370 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Latvia is to ferry and bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 10 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Latvia is to fly and line 1 tram which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 60€ - 160€.

It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Helsinki to Latvia, including transfers.