There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Latvia by ferry, bus, car ferry, 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  •  7 h 32 min

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

$56 - $89

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus via Pärnu  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 211 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pärnu to Rīga 920

$16 - $61

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Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 52 min

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

$69 - $252

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 58 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 27 min

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

$74 - $182

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to Riga  •  5 h 26 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 46 min

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

$123 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Latvia is to car ferry and bus which costs 13€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Latvia is to fly and line 1 tram which costs 60€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Latvia is 370 km.

The best way to get from Helsinki to Latvia without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 7 h 32 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Helsinki to Latvia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Latvia. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs 5€ - 8€.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Latvia.
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  • Distance: 231.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

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 52 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
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 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
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 Pärnu to Rīga
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
Bus from Pärnu Bus to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
peatus.ee
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
St Peters Line

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