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There are 3 ways to get from Riga to Saaremaa by bus or plane

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Bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Pärnu 800703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare 772 / ...

$17 - $54

2 alternative options

Bus via Papiniidu  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Pärnu 800703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Papiniidu to Kuressaare 149

$17 - $56

Fly, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Tallinn (TLL) RIX - TLL
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare

$41 - $128

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to bus which costs $16 - $55 and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to bus which costs $16 - $55 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Saaremaa. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Kuressaare via Pärnu bussijaam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between Riga and Saaremaa is 187 km.

The best way to get from Riga to Saaremaa without a car is to bus which takes 6h 31m and costs $16 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Riga to Saaremaa, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 49m.

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Riga to Saaremaa bus services, operated by Peatus Estonia, arrive at Kuressaare station.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Saaremaa.
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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Saaremaa, Estonia?

You can take a bus from Riga to Kuressaare via Pärnu bussijaam in around 6h 31m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Pärnu Bus
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Peatus Estonia
Bus from Papiniidu to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Peatus Estonia
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Peatus Estonia
Lux Express
Go Bus AS
Phone
631 0011
Email
info@gobus.ee
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Go Bus AS
Sirel Reisid OÜ
Website
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com

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There are 173+ hotels available in Saaremaa. Prices start at $46 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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