There are 12 ways to get from London to Riga by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Stansted  •  6h 37m

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

$89 - $792

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 28m

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

$65 - $257

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Fly from London City  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Riga (RIX) LCY - RIX

$121 - $355

Fly from London Heathrow  •  8h 25m

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

$116 - $798

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 48m

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

$76 - $258

Train, bus via Berlin  •  32h 39m

  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-Spandau Ice / ...
  4. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga

$315 - $806

Train, bus  •  40h 26m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Rīga 848502

$240 - $538

Bus via Prague  •  42h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Rīga 848002

$100 - $140

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bialystok
  2. Take the bus from Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova to Grodno Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Grodno Bus Station to Riga

$97 - $121

Train  •  2 days 10h

  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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kiev-Passajirskii
  5. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Riga Pass

$606 - $1,149

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 54m

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

$436 - $563

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 26m

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

$274 - $465

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Riga is to bus which costs £75 - £100 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Riga is to train and fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Riga. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Rīga via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Riga. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Riga Pass via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Wien Hbf and Kiev Pass. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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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 Berlin which takes 32h 39m and costs £250 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from London to Riga, including transfers.

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London to Riga bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Riga train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Riga is to fly which takes 6h 37m and costs £70 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs £80 - £120 and takes 42h 55m, you could also train, which costs £490 - £950 and takes 2 days 10h.

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Map of how to get from London to Riga.
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  • Distance: 1676.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic fly from London Liverpool St to Riga 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Riga via Prague in around 42h 55m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Stansted to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from London City to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from London City to Riga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Riga via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$17 - $21
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
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
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$340 - $380
Standard
$110 - $140
Standard Premier
$160 - $210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
$340 - $390
Standard
$140 - $170
Standard Premier
$190 - $250
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 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
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 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Website
Thalys
Standard
$70 - $100
Comfort
$85 - $110
Premium
$100 - $150
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kiev-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
23h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $370
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kiev Pass to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
18h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$45 - $70
2nd class
$70 - $100
1st class
$110 - $160
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
$162
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rotterdam to Rīga
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Prague to Rīga
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova to Grodno Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ecolines.net
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
33h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Grodno Transport
Website
avgrodno.by
Bus from Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova to Grodno Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
avgrodno.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Grodno Bus Station to Riga
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
intaks.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
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
$7 - $60
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$24 - $35
Reclining Seat
$30
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$8
2-bed inside cabin
$40 - $60

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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Riga is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 8:39 AM in London and 10:39 AM in Riga.

London to Riga train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Air Baltic and Ryanair offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1187+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 47 min and costs £15 - £27.

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