There are 7 ways to get from Riga to Malmö by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

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 to Copenhagen  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Copenhagen (CPH) RIX - CPH

$53 - $289

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Fly to Malmo  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Malmo (MMX) RIX - MMX

$98 - $522

Car ferry, train  •  22 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Riga to Stockholm M/S Isabelle
  2. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg X2000

$215 - $450

Bus, car ferry  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Ventspils AO
  2. Take the car ferry from Ventspils to Nynäshamn
  3. Take the bus from Nynäshamn station to Södertälje centrum station 783
  4. Take the bus from Södertälje to Malmö 073

Bus  •  31 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Suwałki 848001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki to Malmö

$78 - $111

Train  •  40 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Hbf (tief) En
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  5. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation 029

$244 - $335

Drive, car ferry  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Ventspils
  2. Take the car ferry from Ventspils to Nynäshamn
  3. Drive from Nynäshamn to Malmö

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Malmö is to bus which costs $75 - $120 and takes 31 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Malmö is to fly which costs $50 - $290 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Malmö. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Malmö via Suwałki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Malmö station. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Malmö Centralstation via Minsk-Passajirskii, Berlin Hbf (tief), Hamburg Hbf and København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 13 min.

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The distance between Riga and Malmö is 701 km.

The best way to get from Riga to Malmö without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 22 h 28 min and costs $210 - $450.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Riga to Malmö, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Malmö is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $50 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 31 h 52 min, you could also train, which costs $240 - $340 and takes 40 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Riga to Malmö bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Malmö station.

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  • Distance: 438 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Malmö, Sweden?

Norwegian Air International, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic fly from Riga to Malmö every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Malmö via Suwałki in around 31 h 52 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Riga to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Riga to Copenhagen via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Riga to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Riga to Malmo via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Riga to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Riga to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Malmo via Helsinki, Stockholm Bromma
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$90 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$90 - $130
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $180
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
Latvian Railways (PV)
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
19 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Bus operators
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Ventspils AO
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
1188.lv
SL
Website
sl.se
Bus from Nynäshamn station to Södertälje centrum station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
sl.se
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Södertälje to Malmö
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sindbad
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Riga to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$250
Vehicle
$257
Cabin
$315

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