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There are 6 ways to get from Riga to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Hamburg  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Hamburg (HAM) RIX - HAM

$81 - $216

Cheapest option

Fly to Bremen, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Bremen (BRE) RIX - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$72 - $281

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin 846009
  2. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

$120 - $185

Bus  •  28h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Klaipeda Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Klaipėda to Kaliningrad
  3. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Hamburg

$72 - $98

Train, night train  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  4. Take the night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof En
  5. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

Drive  •  15h 21m

  1. Drive from Riga to Hamburg 839.7 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Hamburg is to bus which costs $70 - $100 and takes 28h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Hamburg is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga station to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Riga Central Bus Station and arriving at Zimmerstraße via Klaipėda, Kaliningrad and HBF/Kirchenallee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Daugavpils, Vilnius(LT), Minsk-Passajirskii, S Ostbahnhof and Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 17m.

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The distance between Riga and Hamburg is 966 km. The road distance is 1343.5 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Hamburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 21h 45m and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Riga to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Riga to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ollex, arrive at Riga Central Bus Station.

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Riga to Hamburg train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Hamburg is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 28h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 603.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

Air Baltic, LOT and two other airlines fly from Riga to Hamburg 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Hamburg via Klaipėda, Kaliningrad, Hamburg, and HBF/Kirchenallee in around 28h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Riga to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $200
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Klaipeda Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
Ollex
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Klaipėda to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Riga to Hamburg bus services, operated by Kaliningrad Avtovokzal, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Hamburg is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 8:47 PM in Riga and 7:47 PM in Hamburg.

Riga to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Hamburg is 1343 km. It takes approximately 15h 21m to drive from Riga to Hamburg.

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Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa and Air Baltic offer flights from Riga Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27m and costs .

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