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There are 5 ways to get from Riga to Berlin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  2h 29m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) RIX - BER

25€ - 300€

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Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  10h 59m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) RIX - TXL

95€ - 317€

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin 847407 / ...

50€ - 85€

Train  •  24h 26m

  1. Take the train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
  2. Take the train from Minsk Pas to Brest C
  3. Take the train from Brest C to Warszawa Centralna Ic
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf Eic / ...

54€ - 110€

Drive  •  12h 56m

  1. Drive from Riga to Berlin 1104.4 km

110€ - 180€

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International entry into Germany from Latvia

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Latvia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Latvia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland, Vestfold og Telemark
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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No, entry into Germany from Latvia is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Latvia from Germany.

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Berlin is to bus which costs $60 - $100 and takes 21h.

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The fastest way to get from Riga to Berlin is to fly. Taking this option will cost $30 - $370 and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rīga and arriving at Berlin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Riga Pass and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Minsk Pas, Brest C and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 26m.

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The distance between Riga and Berlin is 843 km. The road distance is 1104.4 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Berlin without a car is to bus which takes 21h and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Riga to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Riga to Berlin train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, depart from Riga Pass station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Berlin is to fly which takes 2h 29m and costs $30 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 21h, you could also train, which costs $65 - $140 and takes 24h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 843 km
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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

Air Baltic, Ryanair and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Riga to Berlin once daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Rīga to Berlin once daily. Tickets cost 55€ - 85€ and the journey takes 21h. 1188 Latvia also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Tallinn, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Riga to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 190€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Riga to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
26€ - 40€
2nd class
35€ - 50€
1st class
55€ - 80€
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk Pas to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 20€
Website
Belorussian Railways
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Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
5€ - 11€
1st Class (Coupe)
9€ - 20€
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 Brest C to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 17€
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 24€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 24€
Bus operators

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Berlin is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 6:19 AM in Riga and 5:19 AM in Berlin.

Riga to Berlin train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Berlin is 1104 km. It takes approximately 12h 56m to drive from Riga to Berlin.

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Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Riga Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to drive which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $2.

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