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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Ecolines  •  6 h 8 min

  1. 800703 / ...
  2. 772 / ...

$17 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus via Ainaži  •  7 h 56 min

  1. 772 / ...

$15 - $24

1 alternative option

Fly, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. RIX - TLL

$41 - $133

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

You can take a bus from Riga to Kuressaare via Pärnu and Pärnu bussijaam in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Pärnu Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Sarbuss AS
Website
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Sirel Reisid OÜ
Website
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Ainaži
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
1188.lv
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Ainaži to Parnu
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Lux Express
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Sareta Aktsiaselts
Website
sareta.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
sareta.ee

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Riga and Saaremaa is 187 km.

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to bus which costs $15 - $25 and takes 7 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs $40 - $140.

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 6 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Riga to Saaremaa, including transfers.