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There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Riga by ferry, plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Ferry to Tallinn, fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$71 - $153

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus via Pärnu  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 212 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pärnu to Rīga 920

$46 - $93

4 alternative options

Fly from Helsinki  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Riga (RIX) HEL - RIX

$68 - $179

Ferry, bus  •  7 h 24 min

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

$55 - $88

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 44 min

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

$65 - $248

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn M/S Superstar
  2. Drive from Tallinn to Riga

$75 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Riga is to ferry and bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Riga is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Riga is 362 km.

The best way to get from Helsinki to Riga without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 7 h 24 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Helsinki to Riga, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Finnair and Air Baltic offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 2€ - 9€.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Riga.
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  • Distance: 226 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Air Baltic, Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Helsinki to Riga every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Pärnu Bus to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Phone
+372 515 1882
Email
info@taisto.ee
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Go Bus AS
Phone
631 0011
Email
info@gobus.ee
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Go Bus AS
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
Website
Peatus Estonia
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 - $200
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30
Eckeroline
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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