There are 8 ways to get from Leipzig to Riga by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Leipzig  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Riga (RIX) LEJ - RIX

$112 - $357

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Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Riga (RIX) SXF - RIX

$67 - $159

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Riga (RIX) TXL - RIX

$81 - $190

Train to Prague, fly  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (Fernbus-Terminal) to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Riga (RIX) PRG - RIX

$119 - $316

Train to Hamburg, fly  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Riga (RIX) HAM - RIX

$171 - $355

Bus  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig to Rīga 846606

$65 - $140

Train  •  28 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  3. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  4. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$124 - $187

Drive  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Riga 759.3 miles

$160 - $240

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig and arriving at Rīga. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 23 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Riga. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Riga via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Ostbahnhof, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 45 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Riga is 984 km. The road distance is 1214.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Leipzig to Riga, including transfers.

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Leipzig to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Leipzig station.

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Leipzig to Riga train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Leipzig Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Riga is to fly which takes 7 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 43 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 28 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Leipzig to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Rīga station.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Riga.
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  • Distance: 615 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Riga, Latvia?

Lufthansa, Air Baltic and three other airlines fly from Leipzig to Riga every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Leipzig to Riga 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $140 and the journey takes 23 h 43 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Leipzig to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Prague to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Prague to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Prague to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Prague to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf (Fernbus-Terminal) to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Leipzig. It is currently 4:57 PM in Leipzig and 5:57 PM in Riga.

Leipzig to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Riga is 1215 km. It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to drive from Leipzig to Riga.

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Air Baltic and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1110+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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