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

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Fly from Helsinki  •  4 h 3 min

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

$71 - $179

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Car ferry, bus via Pärnu  •  10 h 33 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 to Tallinn, fly  •  5 h 2 min

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

$84 - $314

Train to Turku, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Turku
  2. Fly from Turku (TKU) to Riga (RIX) TKU - RIX

$92 - $323

Ferry, bus  •  7 h 32 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 52 min

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

$68 - $249

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 58 min

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Riga is to car ferry and bus which costs 13€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Riga is to fly which costs 60€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 3 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 32 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Helsinki to Riga, 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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The nearest airport to Riga is Riga (RIX) Airport which is 8.1 km away. Other nearby airports include .

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There are 1180+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $43 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 Riga.
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  • Distance: 226 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 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
Flights from Turku to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Turku to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 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
Finnish Railways (VR)
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
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
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
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$41 - $42
Vehicle
$42 - $44
Cabin
$53
Viking Line
St Peters Line

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