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There are 11 ways to get from London to Riga by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Riga (RIX) LGW - RIX

$78 - $432

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Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Riga (RIX) STN - RIX

$61 - $468

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Riga (RIX) LHR - RIX

$111 - $295

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Riga (RIX) LTN - RIX

$265 - $2,951

Train to East Midlands, fly  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to East Midlands Parkway
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Riga (RIX) EMA - RIX

$161 - $496

Train, bus via Kutno  •  30h 37m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Kutno Ec
  5. Take the train from Kutno to Suwalki Ic
  6. Take the bus from Suwałki to Rīga

$371 - $869

Train, bus  •  35h 55m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf Ic
  3. Take the bus from Hannover to Rīga

$287 - $674

Bus  •  40h 5m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Rīga

$105 - $165

Bus and ferry, bus  •  41h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Gent
  2. Take the bus from Gent to Suwałki
  3. Take the bus from Suwałki to Rīga

$101 - $144

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 30m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Riga

$460 - $597

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 1m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Riga

$372 - $594

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The cheapest way to get from London to Riga is to train and fly which costs £55 - £310 and takes 6h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Riga is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £55 - £310 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Riga. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Rīga via Warszawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 5m.

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The distance between London and Riga is 1676 km.

The best way to get from London to Riga without a car is to train and bus via Kutno which takes 30h 37m and costs £260 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from London to Riga, including transfers.

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London to Riga bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Riga is to fly which takes 7h 54m and costs £75 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £70 - £120 and takes 40h 5m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Riga.
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  • Distance: 1676.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between London, England and Riga, Latvia?

Lufthansa, Finnair and 13 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Riga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Riga via Warszawa in around 40h 5m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Riga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from London Stansted to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from London Stansted to Riga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from East Midlands to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from East Midlands to Riga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from London Stansted to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Train from London St Pancras International to East Midlands Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$20 - $25
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$370 - $420
Standard
$120 - $160
Standard Premier
$180 - $230
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$380 - $430
Standard
$160 - $200
Standard Premier
$220 - $290
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
Thalys
Standard
$75 - $110
Comfort
$95 - $120
Premium
$110 - $160
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Kutno
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Kutno to Suwalki
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$14 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $26
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$65 - $95
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$186
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Suwałki to Rīga
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Hannover to Rīga
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Rīga
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
$95 - $180
Standard Car - Flexi
$160 - $210

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