There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Riga by plane, car ferry, ferry, bus, train or car

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

Fly from Helsinki  •  4 h 9 min

  1. HEL - RIX

$71 - $179

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus via Ainaži  •  10 h 17 min

$44 - $52

5 alternative options

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. TLL - RIX

$85 - $317

Ferry, bus Ecolines  •  7 h 39 min

  1. 800706 / ...

$56 - $89

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. M/S Superstar
  2. 800706 / ...

$69 - $252

Ferry, train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. 874 / ...

$61 - $71

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 49 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic, Finnair and two other airlines fly from Helsinki to Riga every 3 hours.

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
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
Bus operators
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 Riga is 362 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 60€ - 160€.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Helsinki to Riga, including transfers.